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Business, Pre-Master

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months

This Pre-Master Offers


The Business program prepares you for a postgraduate program at any of the following: the Nottingham Trent University, the University of Aberdeen or the University of Salford.

Programme Structure

All students study the following modules:

  • Combined Skills for Study 
  • Global Corporate Marketing Strategies
  • Language for Study 
  • Research Design and Critique
  • Research Project
  • Skills for Study 

You'll also study a module in one of the following pathways. This is determined by your degree subject at Nottingham Trent University.

Business pathway

  • Theory and Practice of Strategic Management


Economics pathway

  • Economics and Finance

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      The Pre-Master's course length is 2 to 4 terms. Your course length will be confirmed during the admission process.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Entry to the Pre-Master’s generally requires you to have completed at least 3 years of higher education. Exact entry requirements will vary depending on your country’s education system, as well as your progression degree subject at Nottingham Trent University.

You will need to show proof of your English language ability by taking a UKVI IELTS exam. For the Pre-Master's in Business, you will need to have a minimum English language level of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in any skill.

If you do not meet this English language entry level, but have at least UKVI IELTS 4.5 with no less than 4.0 in any skill, we can offer you a course that includes Extended English and Skills (EES).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12230 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12230 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12230 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12230 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

  • 2 terms - £12,230
  • 3 terms - £14,355
  • 4 terms - £19,100

Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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