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The International Pre-master’s – Business Management course is designed for international and EU students planning to study a postgraduate degree at King’s College London.

It is a full-time course aimed to improve your academic English, help you develop knowledge in your chosen academic subject area and prepare you for a postgraduate course by introducing you to the UK education system.

If this isn’t the course for you, visit our International Pre-master's page to see the other International Pre-master's course we offer.

Download the course information sheet, a printable version of the information on this web page:

September 2018 entry

January 2019 entry

Key benefits

  • Improve your English language from one of the top 25 universities in the world (2016-17 QS World University Rankings)
  • Develop specific knowledge in your chosen subject area
  • Benefit from our team of experienced and highly-qualified tutors who will give you the very best start in your academic studies
  • Enjoy the UK university experience from day one with access to our world-class facilities and support
  • Become part of a vibrant, multicultural community studying at a prestigious university in the heart of London


The International Pre-master’s – Business Management course is delivered by the King’s English Language Centre. You will learn essential skills needed for postgraduate study in the UK including:

  • Critical thinking
  • Essay writing
  • Research
  • Exam techniques
  • Presentation skills

By the end of the course, you will have improved your academic English language and critical evaluation skills, and developed subject specific knowledge in your chosen area.


A typical academic week includes approximately 15.5 contact hours, but some weeks will see a different number of contact hours. You are expected to commit to an average of 15.5 hours a week of independent study, including independent research tasks.

This course is typically taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and classes. You will be assigned a personal tutor who you will meet with on a regular basis to receive individual advice on your progress.


The nature of assessment varies by module. Most modules are typically assessed through:

  • Coursework
  • Oral presentations, and
  • Unseen examinations

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.

You will study the following modules on this course:

All modules support your critical thinking skills development as they encourage you to analyse concepts and develop reasoned arguments within your chosen subject area. 

Required Modules

  • Business Management with Integrated Skills
  • Academic English for Pre-master’s students
  • Culture, Theory & Society

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