Pre-Masters Preparation

Pre-Master's Preparation Programmes

If you want to take your Masters in the UK, this two-term programme will prepare you for a postgraduate degree across a range of areas, including International Business Management, Accounting and Finance, Human Rights and Marketing and Strategy.

Achieve success at university

If you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen Masters, or you want to improve your English before starting your course, the Pre Masters Programme will help you achieve success at the University and in your professional career.

Held over two terms, the programme will teach you how to:

  • Use a range of academic and learning skills
  • Adapt to your new cultural and academic environment
  • Enhance your understanding of your subject
  • Improve your English


There are four modules which you will study:

Business and Management covers a range of topics that will develop your ability to understand and analyse different business models. Topics include: the history of organisational behaviour, approaches to management theory, leadership, change and culture, operations management, and planning and control.
During this module you will study a range of data sources used for analysis. It will also teach you how to write longer pieces of academic work, evaluating sourced data, and understand the importance of using an analytical approach in your studies
This module will develop your English language and study skills to help you get the most from your Masters. It will teach you to understand your course’s reading material, write academic papers, prepare for seminars, listen and learn during lectures, and give presentations.
Research is an important part of masters studies. This module will help you understand a range of research methods, relating to the collection of data and materials. Much of the course involves practical work, using Excel spreadsheets

Your development will be regularly assessed throughout the programme, to ensure you achieve the standard required for your chosen Masters. Assessments include:

  • Coursework
  • Final examinations at the end of each module
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Presentations
  • Extended essays
Once you complete the Pre-Masters Programme and achieve the required grades, you can start your chosen postgraduate degree at Kingston University.

Course facts

Students in the library at Kingston International Study Centre

Entry Requirements

English Language: IELT 5.5 (in all components) or equivalent.

Academic: Recognised higher/advanced diploma in a related subject area, or recognised degree in related field or honours degree in any subject.

Age: Students are usually at least 20 years old.

Term Dates

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

Course fees

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