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Pre-Master's Programme

Learning the skills essential for postgraduate study

The Pre-Master’s Programme in Business, Marketing and Management, Accounting and Finance, Fashion, Hospitality and Tourism, and Energy is a two-semester programme specifically designed to meet the needs of international students. 

The programme is modular in structure with academic subjects, study skills and English language training. Our expert teaching, small class sizes of 10 students on average and supportive environment ensures you will gain the specialist skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your Master’s degree. You will receive 20 hours of teaching every week.

Once you complete the programme and achieve the required grades (60% overall English and 50% overall Academic), you can enter your chosen postgraduate degree at the University.

Extended Professional Practice

Coventry University London’s introduction of Master's degrees with Extended Professional Practice means that students who progress now have more opportunity to gain real-world experience and develop their career prospects ahead of graduating. These lengthened courses, which take place over 18 months instead of the standard 12 months, incorporate time for students to complete short work placements. The inclusion of this as a compulsory unit within the Master's curriculum will further prepare students to work in their chosen careers, as well as allowing them to broaden their academic abilities with the influence of real-life business.

Flexible study options

You can choose to study your programme on campus or start online from home. Find out more about preparing to study and choosing how you study your programme with us.

Entry dates: January

January 2022
Semester 1 10/01/2022 – 18/03/2022
Semester 2 28/03/2022 – 17/06/2022

Check entry requirements here.

Study plans

IELTS Oct-Dec Jan-Apr Apr-Jun Jun-Sept October
5.5 Pre-Master's Start your postgraduate degree* Start your postgraduate degree*
5.0 Pre-Master's Start your postgraduate degree*
5.5   Pre-Master's Vacation
4.5 Pre-Master's Vacation


The modules you’ll be studying have been specially designed to fully prepare you for the challenges of postgraduate degrees at Coventry University London.

Academic English Skills
Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

Economics and Financial Analysis

The module provides students with an introduction to economic theories and systems and considers principally the macroeconomic environment in which businesses and other organisations operate. In addition this module will give students a basic grounding in financial and management accounting. The module will progress from the understanding of the basic financial statements through to interpretation and critical analysis of these in relation to prevailing external economic circumstances.

Research and Quantitative Methods
The aim of this module is to further develop skills in the methods and techniques of research and the ability to write a substantive piece of academic work. Students will be introduced to a variety of sources relevant to their specialist subject area and will consider the application and limitation of techniques for understanding and interpreting qualitative and quantitative data. Although students will be introduced to the methods and techniques of empirical research, their project is likely to be based on secondary data sources.

The module will also cover common mathematical techniques for managerial decision-making which are used in many business environments. On completing this module students will be able to demonstrate the practical application of research and quantitative methods to solve a realistic business problem and present their findings effectively.

Strategic and Operations Management
Success depends on a combination of a strategic vision, operational efficiency, process orientation, and the willingness of leaders to make difficult decisions to implement and manage change. In this module students will develop an understanding of, and the ability to apply, analyse and evaluate strategic models. They will also then critically consider how the key principles of operations management help bring strategy to fruition.

Skills for success

When you study this course you will also benefit from our CareerAhead programme, designed to help improve your employability skills and prepare you for your career.  Learn more about CareerAhead.

Degree progression

*Not all degrees are offered on all intake dates at Coventry University London. Students wishing to progress to a degree not offered immediately after finishing the Pre-Master’s Programme will be able to defer entry and join the University at the next intake date.

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade Additional Grade
Enterprise & Innovation MSc 50% 60% -
Enterprise & Innovation with Extended Professional Practice MSc 50% 60% -
Global Business MBA 50% 60% -
Global Finance MSc 50% 60% -
Global Financial Services MBA 50% 60% -
Global Financial Trading MSc 50% 60% -
Global Financial Trading with Extended Professional Practice MSc 50% 60% -
International Fashion Management MBA 50% 60% -
International Fashion Marketing MSc 50% 60% -
International Fashion Marketing with Extended Professional Practice MSc 50% 60% -
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