Pre-Master's - Business

The Pre-Master’s Preparation course at the Oxford Centre is designed to prepare international students for postgraduate study at university. You will strengthen your English language skills and develop business related knowledge.

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The Pre-Master’s Preparation (PMP) course is designed for students wanting to upgrade their English language level ahead of a postgraduate degree course. It also prepares students with the necessary academic skills for a successful postgraduate study in English.

By successfully completing our PMP course, you are guaranteed access to one of the many NCUK Guaranteed Universities. In addition to these universities, many students have gone onto study at a number of other institutions in the UK and worldwide.

To join this course, you will need to have completed high school and meet the English language requirements. You will need to take a UKVI approved Secure English Language Test (SELT).

Key Information



One term:

10 weeks

Two terms:

20 weeks

Pathway Tuition Fee


Course English Language Requirement
10 week Pre-Master's Preparation IELTS 5.5 (with no skill below 5.5)
20 week Pre-Master's Preparation IELTS 5.0 (with no skill below 5.0)
+6 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 4.5 (with no skill below 4.5)
+12 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 4.0 (with no skill below 4.0)

What you will study

Alongside core modules, you will study subject-specific modules that will equip you with a foundation of knowledge for your chosen field of study.

Subject-specific modules

This module is designed for students who are not proficient English speakers and who do not have a Secure English Language Test (SELT) that is acceptable for entry under- and/or postgraduate programmes.

The aim of the EAP module is to allow students to develop their English language and academic skills to the level required to successfully study their chosen degree course in English. The EAP module, therefore, introduces students to the linguistic demands of undergraduate study, including independent reading and study, extended writing and accessing academic texts.

The overarching aim of the Research Methods module is to allow students to develop their academic study skills to the level required to successfully embark on a postgraduate course at university. This will be done through the exploration of research methods and a research project.

As DMUIC is situated in England’s most vibrant and multicultural city, I had the opportunity to make friends from different countries. The most amazing thing was that the DMUIC staff including all teachers and the office persons were very motivational and welcoming. They provide the best routes for study to every individual.”

Syed Asim Hussain Pakistan, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I’ve enjoyed studying at DMUIC, the tutors are excellent and have helped me settle into life as a university student. They are also really supportive and have helped myself and other students with other issues outside of the classroom such as accommodation.

Nafisa Bangladesh, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I have successfully progressed onto my degree course at the University of Bradford because of UBIC's reliable policies and teaching programme. To the new students, those who just started their foundation at Bradford International College, I must say you are going to pass the class, the only thing required is your attention and leave the rest on UBIC's staff because they are the one that are going to lead you to a brilliant future as it is a pathway to success.

Shoaib Khan Pakistan, University of Bradford International College (UBIC)

I have a lot of international friends here at BUIC, and I’ve learnt so much from them. There is always a lot to do together both on and off-campus.

Sagar Nepal, Bangor University International College (BUIC)

I would recommend UGIC because it is based on the main University of Greenwich campus, a cosmopolitan university. At UGIC, there are students from all around the world, and I've made a lot of friends from exciting places."

Gozel Turkmenistan, University of Greenwich International College (UGIC)

I think one of the main reasons the IIM (pre-masters) has been so helpful is because the staff are so supportive and are always able to help me. Whether it is understanding a module or finding out how to sort accommodation, they will help you with everything. I’ve enjoyed studying at Bangor, the people are friendly, and the environment is also really peaceful and safe. It’s given me the best opportunity to succeed in my studies here in the UK.

Tong Tong China, Bangor University International College (BUIC)