University of Huddersfield International Study Centre

Business, Management & Marketing

About this route

The Pre-Master's in Business, Management & Marketing will refresh your subject knowledge and improve your English language skills, preparing you for your postgraduate degree at the University of Huddersfield’s Business School.

The Pre-Master's programme is specially designed to prepare ambitious international students with the skills and understanding needed to succeed in a postgraduate degree at Huddersfield. With a postgraduate degree, you can improve your career opportunities and salary potential, and even change career direction after completing your undergraduate degree.

This programme consists of twenty hours of teaching time per week, taught over a single semester with a choice of modules, all taught on the University campus.

Why study Business, Management & Marketing?

  • Develop not just your subject knowledge, but your employability skills too, with our integrated CareerAhead activities
  • Engage with University departments and local businesses before you progress on to your Master’s degree
  • Gain practical experience with the Huddersfield Business School Placement Unit, which won Best University Placement Service at the NUE awards in 2017. 


You will develop your skills through a range of core and subject-specific modules, carefully selected to ensure you progress to your Master's degree with all you need to succeed. 

This module provides students with an introduction to economic theories and systems, and considers principally the macroeconomic environment in which businesses and other organisations operate. In addition, this module will give students a basic grounding in financial and management accounting. Students will progress from the understanding of basic financial statements through to interpretation and critical analysis of key data in a formal report examining current UK company and industry performance.

This module will give students the opportunity to develop awareness and competency in the range of academic language-related skills required for successful study at Higher Education level. These include the processes and conventions of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. Students will be provided with an opportunity to develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language with clarity and confidence, as well as to reflect on their learning and identify how to improve their skills and language.

In this module students will develop skills in the methods and techniques of research, and the ability to write a substantive piece of academic work based on a simulated research project. Students will develop their ability to understand and interpret qualitative and quantitative data, and will use Excel to apply common statistical techniques to data analysis and research findings.

In this module students will develop an understanding of (and the ability to analyse and evaluate) strategic business models. Students will also then critically consider how the key principles of Operations and Strategic Management help deliver a company’s strategy. Students will then complete a presentation and project report which applies these knowledge and skills to a present day industry.

Key facts

Save time and progress smoothly to the University with the new combined visa. The visa covers the duration of your studies at both the International Study Centre and the University of Huddersfield.

  • No need to return home to apply for a new visa between your Pre-Master’s programme and chosen Master’s degree.
  • Over 30 alternatives to IELTS accepted as proof of your English language level
  • Allows you to work up to 20 hours per week, enhancing CV and graduate prospects
  • Suitable for students who have previously studied academic subjects in the UK
  • Gives you the opportunity to travel and explore the UK between courses.

Course length: 12 weeks
Entry points: June

Term dates: June 2022
12 weeks: 13/06/2022 - 02/09/2022

IELTs entry March June July Sept Dec Jan March April June Aug Sept
4.5 (4.5 in all skills)   12 week PSP* Pre-Master's Start your postgraduate degree
5.0 (5.0 in all skills)   8 week PSP*
5.5 (5.5 in all skills)  
4.5 (4.5 in all skills)   12 week PSP* Pre-Master's Start your postgraduate degree
5.0 (5.0 in all skills)   8 week PSP*
5.5 (5.5 in all skills)  

*PSP – Pre-Sessional English

Academic: Successful completion, with appropriate grades, of a university or college degree, or equivalent
English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 (minimum of 5.5 in all components). Students with an IELTS score between 4.5 and 5.0 can take the Pre-Sessional English Programme in order to raise their IELTS to the required score.

Age on entry: 20

Visit our entry requirements page for a complete list of country-specific requirements.

Progress to Huddersfield

This programme can lead to one of the postgraduate degrees listed below (subject to meeting the grades outlined). These degrees are subject to change.

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade Additional Grade
Accountancy and Finance MSc 40% 50% -
Banking and Finance MSc 40% 50% -
Business Intelligence and Analytics MSc 40% 50% -
Digital Marketing MSc 40% 50% -
Economics MSc 40% 50% -
Finance MSc 40% 50% -
Fintech MSc 40% 50% -
International Business MSc 40% 50% -
International Business Management MSc 40% 50% -
International Business with Entrepreneurship MSc 40% 50% -

Please note: International Human Resource Management MA and Master of Business Administration MBA are only available for progression following January or April Pre-Master’s start dates. You must have three years of managerial experience to study the Master of Business Administration MBA.

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