Pre-Masters in Management, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism

About this route

The Management, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism Pre-Masters programme provides the subject knowledge, language proficiency and study skills you need to progress to postgraduate study in a related field at the University of Surrey.

During the one and two-semester programme you will study a core unit of general subject skills and subject-specific units, which are carefully designed for your academic development. If you are studying the three-semester programme, the first semester will focus on improving your English language skills to the required level.

Modules

  • Business Intelligence for Decision Making
  • Research Skills
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Visitor Economy

OR

  • Finance and Investment Management

All students also take the Academic English Skills module, the Student Leadership Programme and are eligible to enter the Sustainable Enterprise Competition.

Semester 1 - Inspire and Explore

  • Business Intelligence for Decision Making
  • Research Skills for Masters
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Visitor Economy

OR

  • Finance and Investment Management

Semester 2 - Learn to Innovate

  • Strategy in Action
  • Research Skills for Masters
  • Entrepreneurship

All students also take the Academic English Skills module, the Student Leadership Programme and are eligible to enter the Sustainable Enterprise Competition.

Semester 1

The first semester focuses on developing your English language so you reach the level required to progress to Semester 2. You will work to develop the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, presenting and developing language accuracy and range in general academic contexts. Core language-related academic skills such as participating in discussions and responding to texts, effective note-taking and essay writing are also introduced.

You will also focus on assessment preparation and practice to be able to show independent learning skills, literacy and critical-thinking skills.

Semester 2 - Inspire and Explore

  • Business Intelligence for Decision Making
  • Research Skills for Masters
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Visitor Economy

OR

  • Finance and Investment Management

Semester 3 - Learn to Innovate

  • Strategy in Action
  • Research Skills for Masters
  • Entrepreneurship

All students also take the Academic English Skills module, the Student Leadership Programme and are eligible to enter the Sustainable Enterprise Competition.

Study plan

English language level Semesters Course length Start date End date
IELTS 6.0 (5.5 in all skills) 1 semester 15 weeks Sep-21 Feb-22
IELTS 6.0 (5.5 in all skills) 1 semester 15 weeks Jan-22 May-22
IELTS 6.0 (5.5  in all skills) 1 semester 15 weeks May-22 Aug-22
IELTS 5.5 (5.5 in all skills) 2 semesters 30 weeks Sep-21 Jun-22
IELTS 5.5 (5.5 in all skills) 2 semesters 30 weeks Jan-22 Aug-22
IELTS 5.5 (5.0 in all skills) 2.5 semesters 35 weeks Nov-21 Aug-22
IELTS 5.0 (5.0 in all skills) 3 semesters 40 weeks Oct-21 Aug-22
IELTS 5.0 (5.0 in all skills) 3 semesters 40 weeks Jun-22 Jun-23

Progression degrees

This programme can lead to one of the postgraduate degrees in the table below. Grades and progression degree titles are guidelines and subject to change.

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade
Accounting and Finance MSc 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Business Analytics MSc 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Business Analytics (with Placement Year) MSc 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Business Analytics (with Study Abroad) MSc 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Digital Marketing and Channel Management MSc 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Digital Marketing and Channel Management (with Placement Year) MSc 60% 70% with min 60% in all skills
Digital Marketing and Channel Management (with Placement Year) MSc 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Economics (Conversion) MA 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management MSc 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Human Resource Management MSc 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Human Resources Management (with Placement Year) MSc 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
International Business Management MSc 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills

Please note:

The following degrees are offered with a placement year and have additional requirements:

  • MSc Management
  • MSc Business Analytics
  • MSc Human Resources Management
  • MSc Strategic Marketing
  • MSc Digital Marketing and Channel Management

Academic progression grade required for Masters + placement year: 60%
AES Skills L/R/W/S minimum: 70% overall (minimum 60% in all skills)

Students progressing onto Postgraduate degrees in Accounting and Finance, International Corporate Finance, International Financial Management or Investment Management will require a “pass” in Mathematics in their High School Certificate.

  • Business Analytics (with Placement Year) 2 years
  • Business Analytics (with Study Abroad) 15 months
  • Digital Marketing and Channel Management (with Placement Year) 2 years
  • Human Resource Management
  • Human Resources Management (with Placement Year) 2 years
  • Investment Management (with Placement Year) 2 years
  • Management (with Placement Year) 2 years
  • Occupational and Organizational Psychology

Students wishing to study one of the above degrees should aim to progress to the university for a September start.

The International Study Centre charges tuition, insurance, guardianship and accommodation fees to help create a high-quality learning environment for you. You can find out more information on our fees page.

Key facts

Course length

1, 2, 2.5 or 3 semesters

Semester dates

Dates for 3 semester:

October 2021

Semester 1: 11/10/21 - 17/12/21
Semester 2: 31/1/22 - 20/5/22
Semester 3: 23/5/22 - 19/8/22

Dates for 2.5 semester:

November 2021

Semester 0.5: Term starts on 22nd November
Semester 1: 31/1/22 - 20/5/22
Semester 2: 23/5/22 - 19/8/22

Dates for 2 semester: 

September 2021

Semester 1: 27/09/2021 - 04/02/2022
Semester 2: 07/02/2022 - 03/06/2022 

Dates for 1 semester:

September 2021

Semester 1: 27/09/21 - 4/02/2022 

Age: students are normally 21 years of age or older on the first day of their academic programme at the International Study Centre.

Entry requirements: visit our entry requirements page for a list of academic, English language and country-specific entry requirements for all programmes.

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