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Pre-Master's - Business and Management

The Pre-Masters in Business and Management is the ideal start to your chosen Masters degree at Bangor University.


This course is designed for students who do not qualify for direct entry to the masters programmes at Bangor University, this could be because of the grades achieved in your bachelor degree; your current qualifications are not equivalent to a UK Bachelor degree or because you have a different background.

The Pre-Masters programme is delivered at Bangor University International College and focuses on equipping you with the academic English language skills you need to complete your postgraduate study at Bangor University.

After successfully completing the Pre-Masters Stage at Bangor University International College you will continue your IIM in Business and Management at Bangor Business School – or your IIM in Psychology at Bangor University’s School of Psychology.

English Language Requirements

Course English Language Requirement
One term IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component
Two terms IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.5. minimum in all components
One term +6 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component, except writing which must be 5.5
Two terms +6 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in each component
Two terms +12 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 4.5 with no less than 4.0 in each component

What you will study

Alongside core modules, you will study subject-specific
modules that will equip you with a foundation of knowledge
for your chosen field of study.

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Core Modules

Business Environment

This module introduces you to economic theories and systems and relates these to the environment within which businesses function. You will further be equipped with the critical skills to apply the concepts and principles you study in a business context. You will be taught to consider the impact of government policies and actions on businesses and to look beyond national policies to the influence of wider economic and political groupings of states.

Business Strategy and Marketing

This module provides an understanding of key concepts, recent developments and issues within the study of strategic decision-making within business organisations with an emphasis on a critically evaluative approach to approach and outcomes. You are also introduced to the theories and concepts of marketing as a business function and will relate theory to practice in terms of setting a company’s marketing objectives, formulating and implementing a marketing strategy, sales and promotional activities, market research and the impact of technology on marketing activities.

Finance, Investment & Banking

The main aim of this module is to provide you with an introduction to corporate finance. You will examine the concepts and principles underlying key financial decisions, risk and return, the evaluation of projected capital investment and analysis of financial performance, for example. The module further offers insights into the nature of the financial instruments, financial markets and financial intermediaries, with particular focus on the banking business.

Management Accounting

This module focuses on the techniques of management accounting that are used to collect, process, and present financial and quantitative data within an organisation to aid performance management, cost control, planning and pricing and, through these, the process of managerial decision-making. You will be made aware of the major accounting concepts and of how financial statements are used to support companies in their measurement of profit and valuation of assets and in their planning for future strategic moves and developments.

Management in Context

The main aim of this module is to develop a greater understanding of some of the key activities and functions associated with establishing and managing a business. It considers the legal bases of different types of businesses and, within these, the nature and impact of different styles of management and leadership. You are introduced to the fields of operations management and organisational behaviour within business and consider how businesses introduce and manage change.

Key Information



1 term :3 months pathway + 1 year degree
2 terms:6 months pathway + 1 year degree


Start Dates

January 2024September 2023


Pathway Tuition Fee

£10,995.00 – £14,995.00