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Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance, Pre-Master

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University rank #78 (QS) Durham, United Kingdom
The Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance Pre-Masters at Durham University focuses on the skills and the academic areas most useful for your Masters degree.

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The Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance programme is offered by Durham University.

Course length: Two or three terms

Upon completion of the programme and satisfying the progression criteria, you may proceed to your chosen postgraduate degree at Durham University.

  • Accounting MSc
  • Finance MSc*
  • Economics MSc
  • Management MSc*
  • Marketing MSc

*Places are limited to the top five students for each degree. An interview may be required for progression. Students will need to choose a second progression option from the above list on application to the Pre-Masters.

Programme Structure

Core modules common to all routes
  • Academic English Skills
  • Advanced Academic English Writing Skills
  • and Critical Reading
  • Advanced Research Methods in Business
  • Quantitative Skills for Business
  • Extended Research Project
Elective modules relevant to progression degrees

You will study the most relevant modules to your subject area. Elective modules for those progressing to Finance and Economics Masters degree routes will feature a significant focus on maths.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 5 months
  • 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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General Requirements

  • Academic: Good first degree or diploma in a relevant subject. Students choosing the Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance pathway will need proof of Maths or other numerate subject modules within their undergraduate degree or diploma. Students choosing the Science and Engineering pathway will need a relevant degree.
  • Age: 20+
English language requirements
  • Three terms - Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 (5.5 in all skills)*
  • Two terms -  Academic IELTS for UKVI 6.0 (5.5 in all skills)*
*If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19250 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 5 months.
  • EU/EEA

    19250 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 5 months.
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Living costs for Durham

  • 660 - 1140 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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