Taught course

Business, Management and Finance Pre-Master's

University of Kent · Centre for English and World Languages

Entry requirements

Equivalent of an honours degree from a UK or other approved university in a related subject, or an equivalent professional qualification.

We will consider applicants holding equivalent qualifications or work experience.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop your knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external context in which they operate and how they are managed. Build your language skills with dedicated modules in English for the purposes of study in the fields of Business and Finance and develop a broad set of academic skills to prepare you for a Master's degree in business, management or finance.

On this programme you learn about:

  • the effects of the external environment, including economic, environmental, cultural and ethical, at local, national and global levels upon the behaviour, management, and sustainability of organisations
  • the processes, procedures and practices for effective management of organisations including the management of people and corporate social responsibility
  • the development of appropriate policies and strategies within a changing environment, especially in relation to: marketing; finance; cross-cultural issues; diversity and values; operations management; communications; strategy; innovation, and social responsibility.

Develop critical thinking and analysis skills, as well as effective problem-solving and decision-making skills. You also learn to apply ideas to various situations through effective oral and written communication, including the preparation and presentation of business reports and how to conduct research into business and management issues.

Information for international students

Please see our International Student website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information for your country.

English language entry requirements

English Language requirement: IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each section.

Fees and funding

Please see our funding pages for the most up to date information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
6 months

Further details of qualification

Duration of the programme is two terms.

Course contact details

Centre for English and World Languages
+44 (0)1227 824401