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International Pre-Master's Programme, Business Management Pathway


Course Description

The International Pre-master's Programme Business Management Pathway is designed for international students who have graduated from university in their own country with a very good GPA. It is aimed at students who want to study at graduate level at top UK universities and who wish to improve their linguistic and academic skills.

Key benefits

- Focus on improving the linguistic and study skills required for successful graduate study at top UK universities.

- Support in applying and gaining entry to some of the best graduate degree programmes in the UK.

- Improved ability to use academic English appropriately and effectively at graduate level.

- Unrivalled location in the heart of London.

- Study with the English Language Centre, accredited by the British Council and the highest ranked ELC across the University of London.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/english-language-centre/courses/international-pre-masters-programme/pathways.aspx

Course detail

- Description -

The King’s International Pre-master's Programme (IPP) is a full-time preparation programme designed for international students who have graduated from university in their own country with a very good GPA. It is aimed at students who want to study at graduate level at top UK universities and who need or wish to improve their linguistic and academic skills. You must demonstrate evidence of a good intellectual standard, a high degree of motivation and a sufficiently high level of proficiency in English language before being admitted to the programme. There are September and January entry points to this programme.

- Purpose -

We know how difficult it can be to understand the UK academic environment and application system so we provide workshops in term two that introduce you to the culture and practices of the British education system. These workshops and individual tutorials will help you to identify and successfully apply for graduate degree programmes at UK universities.

The course will:

• Support you in gaining entry to some of the best graduate degree programmes in the UK;
• Provide you with a range of study, English and communication skills to help you succeed in your graduate study in the UK;
• Improve your understanding of and ability to use academic English appropriately and effectively at graduate level;
• Introduce you to the British educational system and the traditional lecture/seminar/tutorial format;
• Provide you with a specially designed course related to the academic field in which you intend to specialise.

The Business Management pathway focuses on the world of business and the environment in which it operates, with particular reference to the UK and the European Union. The first term provides you with a formative grounding from which to explore more advanced topics within the study of business management later in the course. It deals explicitly with different business structures, and with the external influences upon business, with particular emphasis on the EU and the issue of globalisation. In terms two and three, the course takes you through the main functional areas of business by means of such topics as marketing, human resource management and finance. In addition, current issues of importance in the world of business will also be addressed, with case studies forming an integral part of the course.

- Course format and assessment -

Lectures and seminars; academic English classes; assessment by coursework essays, oral presentations and unseen examinations.

Career Prospects

Many of our students go on to postgraduate study at King’s in courses as varied as Law, International Marketing and Public Policy. Our students have also gone on to other prestigious UK universities such as Cambridge, UCL, LSE and many other Russell Group universities

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/english-language-centre/courses/international-pre-masters-programme/apply.aspx

King's College London boasts a long tradition of teaching English to international students dating back to the mid-1930s. The ELC was established in 1987 and reflects the importance the College places on the needs of the international student body. In our most recent British Council inspection, points of excellence in six general categories were awarded in: general management, tutor qualifications, course design, teaching, accommodation and leisure opportunities.

Visit the International Pre-Master's Programme, Business Management Pathway page on the King’s College London website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Margarita

2051.jpg Why King’s? Firstly because of its reputation, and secondly because it is in the heart of London, one of the most wonderful cities in the world. Also the content of the programme struck me –the different modules you can choose.

The Culture Theory and Society lectures were great. It is very new for me to study independently. It is not how I used to study in Russia, so the most challenging thing was to think and act differently.

I didn’t expect my Academic English to improve so much! I was much more used to speaking, but my writing and reading skills- because you have to read a lot of academic articles- have improved a lot.

I took Business Management as my optional module, and I really enjoyed that and it was very helpful for me since I was coming from a law background. I have learnt a lot. It was challenging, but you learn how to work with academic articles, spend a lot of time in the library, and at the end, on the exam, you can easily remember things that a year ago you could hardly have imagined- the variety of what you are getting is amazing, and our professor was tough but very good.

It is a school that gives you a good mix of theory and practice. Great people and a good research base- and of course the location… I love London. It is thrilling and it gives you a burst of energy- everyone is so busy, and that is fascinating, and it drives you .King’s is right in the centre, and there is so much to do in your free time- visiting museums, going to Hyde Park, cycling… I also went to see many musicals which is an amazing atmosphere.

I would recommend the course to everyone who wants to get themselves acquainted with the British education system and who want to improve their English or academic skills.

Margarita is now studying Cultural & Creative Industries at King's.


Scholarships

Entry Requirements

GPA equivalent to an upper second class degree. You must ensure your GPA is sufficient for the postgraduate programmes you wish to apply for. The minimum language requirement for students joining in September is IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in reading and writing and 5.0 in listening and speaking) or TOEFL 71 iBT (with a minimum of 17 in reading and writing and 16 in listening in listening and speaking). For January start, the minimum language requirement is IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills) or TOEFL 80 iBT (with no skill below 17).

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