Pre-Master's (International Incorporated Master's) - Business

The Pre-Master’s (IIM) – Business pathway gives students a deeper understanding in preparation for their chosen postgraduate degree.

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Pre-Master's (International Incorporated Master's)

The Pre-Master’s (International Incorporated Master’s – IIM) programme is designed for those students who do not qualify for direct entry to a postgraduate degree at University of Kent.

This programme will equip you with the advanced skills you need to complete your postgraduate study at University of Kent. You can study this over one or two terms depending on your academic qualifications and English language level.

MSc Strategic Project Management and MSc Healthcare Management degrees are taught on the Medway campus. You can travel between the Canterbury and Medway campus on a dedicated free shuttle bus, or you can choose to stay local to Medway. To find out more about the Medway campus please visit

April and June programmes subject to academic approval

Key Information



15 months:

3 months pathway + 1 year degree

18 months:

6 months pathway + 1 year degree

Start Dates

April | January | June | May | September

Pathway Tuition Fee


Course English Language Requirement
One Term IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 minimum in all components
Two Terms IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.5 minimum in all components

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.

Course Modules

The module develops communication skills directly relevant to the study of international business. You will analyse and interpret case studies to enhance your understanding of how business works in practice and how socio-cultural differences and perceptions can influence how business conducted across cultures.

15 credits

This module provides an insight into a range of issues confronting current international business practice. You will learn about the inter-relationships between businesses, the societies within which they function, and the governments whose policies can impact both positively and negatively on their activities.  This is considered in the context of social, ethical and environmental implications for businesses operating in a global environment.

15 credits

This module addresses the HR function within business and considers how this has developed over time. You will learn about organisational behaviour, the process of managing change, and reflect on how HR actions can affect the culture within an organisation.

15 credits

The module provides an emphasis on the tools, applications and computer programmes which enable the student to utilise prior knowledge of mathematics and statistics by deploying these more effectively in a business or financial context.

15 credits

Available Degrees

MSc (Hons)
Strategic Project Management
The MSc Strategic Project Management course at Kent Business School is delivered by academic experts and co-developed with industry experts/leaders. You will develop a detailed background of Project Management and strategic theory and the imperative tools and processes project managers use in the business environment.
This continuation degree is taught at the Medway campus
MSc (Hons)
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Do you have a sense of foresight and risk management? Are you interested in the processes of the supply chain? Logistics and Supply Chain Management is the process of managing a product from creation to transportation. It involves processing orders, storing, moving and delivering goods, but also predicting the future needs of your customers.
MSc (Hons)
Marketing is a rapidly evolving sector and a core part of every business and organisation. Marketers are responsible for planning and overseeing campaigns to promote brands, products and services while monitoring trends and responding to results.
MSc (Hons)
Healthcare Management
Contemporary Healthcare Management faces enormous challenges and requires leaders that provide effective management and oversight of healthcare organisations. Healthcare managers need sophisticated and refined leadership, strong communication skills and advanced organisational capabilities that are applicable to both private and public healthcare contexts.
This continuation degree is taught at the Medway campus
MSc (Hons)
International Business and Management
Do you want to learn the functions of international business and what makes a great globally successful leader? Business is as connected as it has ever been. To be a successful business leader, you need to understand international markets and the way other nations do business.

As DMUIC is situated in England’s most vibrant and multicultural city, I had the opportunity to make friends from different countries. The most amazing thing was that the DMUIC staff including all teachers and the office persons were very motivational and welcoming. They provide the best routes for study to every individual.”

Syed Asim Hussain Pakistan, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I’ve enjoyed studying at DMUIC, the tutors are excellent and have helped me settle into life as a university student. They are also really supportive and have helped myself and other students with other issues outside of the classroom such as accommodation.

Nafisa Bangladesh, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I have successfully progressed onto my degree course at the University of Bradford because of UBIC's reliable policies and teaching programme. To the new students, those who just started their foundation at Bradford International College, I must say you are going to pass the class, the only thing required is your attention and leave the rest on UBIC's staff because they are the one that are going to lead you to a brilliant future as it is a pathway to success.

Shoaib Khan Pakistan, University of Bradford International College (UBIC)

I have a lot of international friends here at BUIC, and I’ve learnt so much from them. There is always a lot to do together both on and off-campus.

Sagar Nepal, Bangor University International College (BUIC)

I would recommend UGIC because it is based on the main University of Greenwich campus, a cosmopolitan university. At UGIC, there are students from all around the world, and I've made a lot of friends from exciting places."

Gozel Turkmenistan, University of Greenwich International College (UGIC)

I think one of the main reasons the IIM (pre-masters) has been so helpful is because the staff are so supportive and are always able to help me. Whether it is understanding a module or finding out how to sort accommodation, they will help you with everything. I’ve enjoyed studying at Bangor, the people are friendly, and the environment is also really peaceful and safe. It’s given me the best opportunity to succeed in my studies here in the UK.

Tong Tong China, Bangor University International College (BUIC)