Pre-Masters Programme in Business

This Pre-Masters Programme is designed to prepare you for an business-related post graduate degree at either of our university partners.

This programme will help you to:

  • Develop your academic English language and study skills
  • Develop in students a fundamental knowledge and understanding of business and its internal and external operating processes
  • Give you experience of studying specific subject modules in English at a high academic level
  • Gain an understanding of studying in a UK university including research methods, critical thinking and UK university teaching styles
  • Settle into the UK and an academic environment before starting your studies at our partner universities

  • For students who are preparing to go to a UK university who need both English language and academic skills for a business related master's degree
  • For students seeking a highly recognised qualification to support their career that is recognised around the world

The academic content in marketing, leadership and change, information management, project management, and entrepreneurship and innovation should adequately prepare students for study in the following subject areas:

  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Public relations
  • Human resources
  • Economics
  • Banking

Start your course at any of our three centres in September and January depending on your level of English.

  • Use our advisors to assist you in selecting and applying for university courses
  • Receive your university offer letter
  • Study General English and Academic English and skills, critical thinking and UK academic culture as well as subject specific modules
  • Complete coursework and prepare for the final examinations
  • Progress to university
Core modules (compulsory) English Language Advanced English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Study Skills Socio-Cultural Studies Critical Thinking  
Elective modules (choose 3) International Marketing Leadership and Change Management Digital Marketing Information Management Project Management Entrepreneurship and Innovation



Semester 1 English Language Socio-Cultural Studies Study Skills Critical Thinking
Semester 2 Academic English Elective 1 Elective 2 Elective 3


You will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in English in a range of everyday and academic situations, in verbal and written formats
  • Engage effectively with a broad range of themes in the subject of Business and Economics and Finance
  • Demonstrate an awareness of different approaches to academic study
  • Apply numeracy skills in academic and professional contexts
  • Develop the skills necessary for autonomous learning
  • Meet the minimum English language and academic skills requirements for your chosen degree programme
  • Integrate into the UK

  • Different course durations depending on your English language level
  • Successful completion of the course guarantees you acceptance to one of our partner universities
  • Quality teaching by dedicated and specialised teachers
  • Practical lessons giving you all the skills and language required for you university studies

  • Full time course of average 24 hours per week contact time
  • Assistance in applying to any of our partner universities with trained advisors
  • Regular assessment and testing to check progress
  • Regular personal tutorials
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Key Facts

Start dates: 25 January 2023
Level: IELTS equivalent of 5.5 ( 6.5 fast track)
Lessons: Average 24 hours contact per week
Duration: 30 weeks (15 weeks fast track)
Maximum class size: 20
Minimum age: 16 (Birmingham & London centres), 18 (Nottingham centre)
Locations: Birmingham, Nottingham, London
Study modes: face-to-face

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