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.

Subject pathways

To fully prepare for your postgraduate degree at Huddersfield, you will choose to focus on a specific subject pathway. You can choose between:

  • Business & Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing

Core modules

You will also develop your skills through a range of core modules, carefully selected to ensure you progress to your Master's degree with all you need to succeed. Core modules include:

The module provides you 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 you a basic grounding in financial and management accounting. The module will progress from the understanding of the basic financial statements through to interpretation and critical analysis of these in relation to prevailing external economic circumstances.

Pre-Master's Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills, enabling you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes 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. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

The aim of this module is to further develop your skills in the methods and techniques of research and the ability to write a substantive piece of academic work. You will be introduced to a variety of sources relevant to your specialist subject area and will consider the application and limitation of techniques for understanding and interpreting qualitative and quantitative data. The module will also cover common mathematical techniques for managerial decision-making used in many business environments. On completing this module you will be able to demonstrate the practical application of research and quantitative methods to solve a realistic business problem and present their findings effectively.

Success depends on a combination of a strategic vision, operational efficiency, process orientation, and the willingness of leaders to make difficult decisions to implement and manage change. In this module you will develop an understanding of, and the ability to apply, analyse and evaluate strategic models. You will also then critically consider how the key principles of operations management help bring strategy to fruition.

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: September and June

Semester dates:

June 2021
Semester 1: 14/06/2021 - 03/09/2021

September 2021
Semester 1: 20/09/2021 - 03/12/2021

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
Accountancy and Finance MSc 40% 50%
Banking and Finance MSc 40% 50%
Business Intelligence and Analytics MSc 40% 50%
Digital Marketing MSc 40% 50%
Direct Marketing MSc 40% 50%
Economics MSc 40% 50%
Finance MSc 40% 50%
Fintech MSc 40% 50%
International Business 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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