What will I learn?

About this pathway

The Pre-Masters in Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance prepares you for a choice of progression degrees at Durham University. You will join the programme for two or three terms, depending on your academic qualifications and level of English language.

When you successfully complete the programme you can progress to a range of postgraduate degrees at Durham University.

Who is this programme for?

This programme is for international students looking to study a Masters degree in business, economics, accounting or finance at Durham University.

Improve your academic and English language skills needed for entry to your chosen Masters degree.
Shape a successful career in your specialist area and develop the analytical and practical skills employers value.
Gain a grounding in academic terminology, concepts and research methods needed for a Masters in business, economics or finance.
Develop your ability to think critically and take your knowledge, skills and career to the next level.
Immerse yourself in the UK education system ready to succeed at a world-class university.

Course structure

You will study core modules, which cover general skills, and designated modules that relate to your progression degree. This means your Pre-Masters programme will be tailored to the specific needs of your chosen degree.

Places are limited on Finance and Management route to the top five students for each subject area. When you apply to the International Study Centre you will be required to select an alternative degree option as your second choice. If your degree aim is MSc Finance or MSc Islamic Finance, you can choose from either Economics, Marketing or Accounting. If your degree aim is MSc Management, you can choose from either Marketing or Accounting. To progress to a Finance or Management degree you will need to successfully complete the programme, achieve the required grades and be one of the five students with the highest grades. If you do not achieve a place on your first choice of degree course you will be able to progress to your second choice, at the discretion of the University, as long as you have achieved the required grades. Should there be more than five students achieving the highest grades, other factors will be taken into account, specifically consideration of the final Programme Assessment Board results in terms of academic achievement across core modules.

Which department am I in?

Durham University International Study Centre

Study options

Full Time (6 months)

Tuition fees
£19,055.00 (US$ 25,406) Overall cost
2021/22 fees are valid after 29th January 2021 for any programme that commences after 1st September 2021. Confirm your place before 29th January 2021 and save money by paying 2020/21 fees.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

10 January 2022

Venue

Durham University International Study Centre

Wolfson Building,

Queen's Campus, University Boulevard,

Stockton-On-Tees,

TS17 6BH, England

Full Time (9 months)

Tuition fees
£23,690.00 (US$ 31,586) Overall cost
2021/22 fees are valid after 29th January 2021 for any programme that commences after 1st September 2021. Confirm your place before 29th January 2021 and save money by paying 2020/21 fees.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

5 January 2022

Venue

Durham University International Study Centre

Wolfson Building,

Queen's Campus, University Boulevard,

Stockton-On-Tees,

TS17 6BH, England

Entry requirements

For international students

To apply for the Pre-Masters programme you need to meet the following entry requirements: Academic: You need a good first degree or diploma in a relevant subject. Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance: you need proof of Maths or other numerate subject modules within your undergraduate degree or diploma. English language: 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) Age: 20+. We accept equivalent proof of English if you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempt in another way.
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