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Business, Management and Finance Pre-Masters - GDip

Course Description

This programme offers you the opportunity to develop your subject knowledge within the field of business and management, building your language and academic skills with dedicated modules in Management English. It is aimed at international students who may not qualify for direct entry on to a Master's programme for a number of reasons.

*This course will be taught at the Canterbury campus*

Key benefits

- Kent Business School is a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and the Association of Business Schools (ABS).

Visit the website: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/1394/international-management-with-management-english-gdip

Course detail

This course enables you to identify processes, procedures and practices for effective management; and to understand international business environments and global perspectives on business and management issues.


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

You have the opportunity to develop your independent study and research skills through a combination of subject modules within Kent Business School. In addition, as part of your programme you have the opportunity to improve your English language competence through dedicated modules offered by Kent International Pathways.

Format and assessment

On successful completion of the Pre- Master's (and through meeting the University’s rules of progression and English language requirements), you can choose from a number of postgraduate degree programmes offered within Kent Business School including:

Business Analytics MSc
Finance and Management MSc
Human Resource Management MSc
International Accounting and Finance MSc
International Banking and Finance MSc
International Business and Economic Development MSc
Logistics and Supply Chain Mangement MSc
Management (General) MSc
Management (International Business) MSc
Management Science 
Marketing MSc

How to apply: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/apply/

Why study at The University of Kent?

- Shortlisted for University of the Year 2015
- Kent has been ranked fifth out of 120 UK universities in a mock Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) exercise modelled by Times Higher Education (THE).
- In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, Kent was ranked 17th* for research output and research intensity, in the Times Higher Education, outperforming 11 of the 24 Russell Group universities
- Over 96% of our postgraduate students who graduated in 2014 found a job or further study opportunity within six months.
Find out more: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/why/

Postgraduate scholarships and funding

We have a scholarship fund of over £9 million to support our taught and research students with their tuition fees and living costs. Find out more: https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/

English language learning

If you need to improve your English before and during your postgraduate studies, Kent offers a range of modules and programmes in English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Find out more here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/international/english.html

Visit the Business, Management and Finance Pre-Masters - GDip page on the University of Kent website for more details!

Student Profiles

Pathway Entry Scholarship - Single Award

Pathway Entry ScholarshipsWe offer one tuition fee scholarship for our Pre-Master’s (Graduate Diploma) programmeApplication Criteria You must have accepted a conditional offer of a place on our Pre-Master's (GDip) programme via your application portal.
The closing date for Pre-Master's (GDip) scholarship applications is 31st August at midnight prior to the academic year of entry. The University of Kent reserves the right not to allocate the awards if the selection panel identifies no suitable candidates. We expect to inform candidates whether or not they have been successful by mid-September prior to the academic year of entry.For further details of these scholarships and information about pathway opportunities please contact [email protected]

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £12,750 tuition fees


You must have accepted a conditional offer of a place on our Pre-Master's (GDip) programme via your application portal.
The closing date for scholarship applications is 31st August at midnight prior to the academic year of entry.

Application Procedure

Apply for a place on the Pre-Master's (GDip) programme.Once you have accepted your offer, you need to submit an essay - for full details please see our website.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

An honours degree in a related subject. Consideration will be given to applicants holding equivalent qualifications or work experience. IELTS 5.5 with minimum of IELTS 5.5 in each skill, or equivalent.

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