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Pre-Master's - Business

In this course, you will be provided with a specialist support from experienced tutors and academically challenging environment in which to develop language, university study, and subject-specific modules related to your intended degree choices in the field of Business.


The Pre-Masters is designed for students who do not qualify for direct entry to a postgraduate degree at the University of Dundee. This could be because of the grades achieved in your undergraduate degree; your current qualifications are not equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree or if you want to improve your academic and English language skills.

The Pre-Masters course will equip you with the advanced skills you need to complete your postgraduate study at the University of Dundee. You can study over one or two terms depending on your academic qualifications and English language level. The one-term offers you a fast track route to your chosen degree course and is studied over three months. The two-term is studied over six months and provides additional academic English and subject-related support.

English Language Requirements

Course English Language Requirement
One term 6.0 overall with 5.5. minimum in all components 6.0 in writing
Two terms 5.5 overall with 5.5. minimum in all components 6.0 in writing
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

International Business Issues (One Term)

The aim of this module is to investigate and assess the impact of different regional, social and political contexts on understanding and operationalising concepts such as Management, Human Resources and Marketing. You will be introduced to current international issues affecting contemporary businesses and provided with a greater appreciation of the role of business within society.

Management: Theory and Practice (One Term)

This module will help you to develop a greater understanding of some of the activities involved in managing a business. There is a focus on certain key business functions.

Business Research Methods (One Term)

This module will introduce you to the research methods used to facilitate research activity within the study of Business. You will learn this by actively using scientific methods in planning, undertaking and interpreting research within Business Studies.

Business Environment (Two Term)

This module considers key elements of both micro- and macro-economics and relates them to the experiences of entrepreneurs and their businesses. The rationale for, nature of and impact of the economic policies of national governments and wider economic groupings such as the European Union are examined.

Finance, Investment and Banking (Two Term)

This module provides an introduction to corporate finance, examining the concepts and principles underlying key financial decisions. Students are offered insights into the nature of financial instruments, financial markets and financial intermediaries, with particular focus on the banking business.

Quantitative Methods (Two Terms)

Taught over two terms, this module covers common statistical techniques for managerial decision making and offers a grounding in statistics with an emphasis on practical applications and extensive use of the Excel spreadsheet and its associated functions.

Management in Context (Two Term)

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. Topics studied include:

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Management Theory
  • Leadership and Operations Management

Key Information



15 months:3 months pathway + 1 year degree
18 months:6 months pathway + 1 year degree


Start Dates

January 2024April 2024September 2023November 2023


Pathway Tuition Fee

£10,995.00 – £14,995.00