Pre-Masters in Business and Management 

International Pre-Masters student

The Pre-Masters Programme is a two-term programme of academic, study skills and English language training designed specifically to prepare international students for masters-level study.

On the Pre-Masters Programme, you will:

  • Use a range of academic and learning skills
  • Adapt to your new cultural and academic environment
  • Enhance your understanding of your subject
  • Develop your ability to use English in an academic environment


Your development will be assessed regularly throughout the programme. This will ensure you achieve the standard required for progression onto your chosen postgraduate degree. Assessments include:

  • Coursework
  • Unseen written examinations
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Extended essays and case studies.

Once you complete the Pre-Masters Programme and achieve the required grades, you can enter your chosen postgraduate degree at the University.

Term dates

January 2018 Term dates:
Term 1 08/01/2018 - 16/03/2018
Term 2 02/04/2018 - 08/06/2018
April 2018 Term dates:
Term 1 02/04/2018 - 08/06/2018
Term 2 11/06/2018 - 10/08/2018

English Language Preparation

If you need to improve your level of English language to enter the Pre-Masters Programme, additional English language training is available at the International Study Centre. Check the entry requirements to find out.

Depending on your Academic IELTS for UKVI*, you can join our one-term intensive English Language Preparation (ELP) course in September before starting your Pre-Masters in January or you can start in January prior to starting your academic year in April.

* If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.

Progression routes

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade
Accounting & Finance MSc 60% 50%
Banking & Finance MSc 65% 50%
Financial & Business Management MSc 60% 50%
History MA 65% 50%
Human Rights MA 65% 50%
International Business Management MSc 60% 50%
International Business Management with Entrepreneurship MSc 60% 50%
International Conflict MSc 65% 50%
International Human Resource Management MSc 60% 50%
International Relations MA 65% 50%
Logistics and Supply Chain Management MA 60% 50%
Marketing and Strategy MSc 65% 50%
Terrorism and Political Violence MSc 65% 50%
These degrees and grades are subject to change.

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Jessica from USA

"I really enjoy being part of the university and being able to have access to the most up-to-date facilities on the campus."

Jessica, USA
Psychology BSc (Hons)