What is the Pre-Masters Programme?
The Pre-Masters Programme is designed to prepare international students for a postgraduate degree at Kingston University London. If you have studied an undergraduate degree and want to expand your business knowledge by studying abroad, this programme will give you the opportunity to further your studies at a top university, celebrated for its entrepreneurial focus.
One or two terms
Find out more about specific term dates for this programme.
- One term: September and April
- Two terms: January and March
Please note, some progression degrees will not be available for the September one term PMP for progression to a January entry at the University.
Why study the Pre-Masters Programme?
This programme is designed to prepare international students to begin studying a postgraduate degree at one of the most entrepreneurial universities in the UK. By studying the Pre-Masters Programme, you will benefit from:
- a curriculum tailored to international students
- smaller, attentive class sizes to facilitate efficient learning
- the improvement of academic study skills
- a valuable introduction to university life
- reinforcement of your understanding of the subject area
- language-focused tuition to enhance your English skills for postgraduate study.
Another benefit of studying the Pre-Masters Programme is that you are able to apply for one single visa to study both this programme and your degree course. Please see below for additional details on this.
Once you have successfully completed the programme and achieved the required grades, you will be well-equipped to start your chosen postgraduate degree at Kingston University, London. In 2022, 94% of students who completed their Pre-Masters Programme at Kingston University International Study Centre were offered a place at Kingston University, London.
12-month Postgraduate work placement scheme
Students undertaking postgraduate study will also have the opportunity to take a 12-month work placement as part of their studies. Postgraduate students interested in gaining valuable business experience will be issued a CAS letter covering the 24-month period. By choosing this option, you can experience working in your chosen field, as well as spending another year living in the UK.
Which postgraduate programmes will offer the 12-month work placement?
Every postgraduate course offered by the Kingston Business School is available on this scheme. To be considered for a placement, you can choose the 'work placement' option when applying for your postgraduate programme. You will be responsible for finding your own placement opportunity, but will be supported with advice and workshops.
English language tuition
If you need to improve your level of English language to enter the Pre-Masters Programme, additional English language training is available. You will need an Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 overall (with no skills less than 4.5) or equivalent to study the English Language Preparation Online for the Pre-Masters Programme.
Please visit the entry requirements page for more information.
Prepare for Success
5 weeks before you start your programme, you will be automatically enrolled in our complimentary online programme Prepare for Success. You'll benefit from useful insights into studying abroad and have the opportunity to gain key skills before you start your pathway programme.
The placement offered at Kingston was the most important deciding factor in me ultimately accepting the place offered. I think the placement helps me to keep focused on getting what I want out of the course and out of my time in the UK! It is going to give me a great opportunity to continue developing my skills, and there are direct links between what I will be doing and the course content I have learned.
Susheel from India
Studied MSc Accounting and Finance
Undertook a 12-month work placement scheme
Business and Management
Our Business and Management pathway is taught in two structures: a standard, two-term programme, and a shortened, one-term programme. Both options will give you all the knowledge needed to study a postgraduate business degree, as well as strengthen your English language and academic study skills.
How to apply
See how to apply for a course at the International Study Centre and view the documents you need to provide with your application.