If you want to study a Masters degree in the UK, this two-term Business and Management Pre-Masters 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.
The Pre-Masters Programme provides a pathway to Masters study at Kingston University, London. 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 help you:
There are four modules which you will study:
This module provides you with intensive English Language preparation in all important skill areas (reading, writing, speaking and listening) and with the necessary academic study skills relevant to starting a degree programme at Kingston University.
As you progress through the module you will be taught a number of English language skills, including:
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 containing critical evaluation of sourced data. Through undertaking this module it will raise and develop your awareness of the importance of acquiring and using an analytical approach towards your studies.
Research is an important part of postgraduate study. This module will help you understand a range of research methods relating to the collection of data and materials. The emphasis of the module is on practical application with extensive use of Excel spreadsheets and its associated functions.
Your development will be regularly assessed throughout the programme to ensure you achieve the standard required for your chosen Masters.
Once you successfully complete the Pre-Masters Programme and achieve the required grades, you can enter your chosen postgraduate degree at the University.
Save time and money, and experience a seamless transition to postgraduate success, by studying our Pre-Masters course and your Masters degree with one visa. Doing this means you will benefit from:
*IELTS or equivalent required, alternatives accepted include TOEFL iBT, Pearson, IGCSE, IB, HKDSE, India HSC (recognised board), Malaysia SPM, WAEC, for more information please visit the Kingston University London website.
English Language Preparation programme students do not need to take an additional IELTS test at the end of their course to progress on to their Pre-Masters Programme. You will be assessed on your Academic English Skills (AES) grade at the International Study Centre (you will be required to achieve a minimum of 40% in all areas).
Please note - Students taking an English Language Preparation for International Year One or English Language Preparation for Pre-Masters Programme will study on a B2 GSV visa as these courses are not included as part of the combined visa – this allows them to make the ICAS application in the UK for a combined visa for their pathway and degree study, as well as allowing them to remain in the UK before starting their pathway.
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.
Susheel Rao, an MSc Accounting and Finance student who is currently undertaking the work placement scheme, said that "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, and I definitely secured the role I hoped for! 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."
Most postgraduate courses offered by the Kingston School of Art and the faculty of Arts & Social Sciences are available on this scheme. Every taught postgraduate course offered by the Business School and faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing are also included.
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: IELTS 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.
View country-specific entry requirements.
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*Subject to programme revalidation.
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International Year One in Business and Management
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