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Master's Qualifying Programme (Business at CULC)

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Coventry University London Campus



Start dates

Apr, Jan, Jun, Sep


1 to 3 terms


The Master's Qualifying Programme (Business at CULC) prepares international students for guaranteed entry to a range of postgraduate degrees at Coventry University London Campus. See Progression Options below for a full list.

Note: This course is for students who do not meet the minimum academic or English requirements for direct entry to a postgraduate degree at Coventry University London Campus. Please see Entry Requirements below for further details.


The Master's Qualifying Programme (Business at CULC) is a comprehensive programme of academic study and English language preparation, which includes up to 25 hours of classroom lessons per week. Depending on your chosen degree subject and study needs, you will study a combination of the following modules:

  • Academic English & Study Skills (including IELTS preparation)
  • Business
  • Research Methods, Data Analysis and Project Planning
  • Research Project (2 or 3 term courses only)

Classes are taught on campus at Coventry University using a variety of university style teaching methods, such as lectures, seminars, tutorials, group work and self study. At the end of the course, you will have a firm command of the academic, English and study skills necessary to succeed at postgraduate level in the UK.

The Masters Qualifying Programme starts in September, January, April or June and lasts 1, 2 or 3 terms (one year = 3 terms). On successful completion, you will progress to your chosen degree course, starting the following September.


  • Progress to a master's degree at Coventry University's London Campus (CULC) - the campus is located in the heart of The City, London's World famous financial district;
  • A top-15, modern university - ranked 15th in the UK (Guardian League Tables 2016);
  • Guaranteed progression to an master's degree at Coventry University;
  • Strong focus on skills that enhance the employability of graduates;
  • Flexible entry, with start dates in January, April, June and September.


  • Three Term Course (3 terms, starting Jan, Sep)
  • Two Term Course (2 terms, starting Jan, Apr)
  • One Term Course (1 term, starting Apr, Jun)


TypeStudy Option(s)Requirement
AcademicAll study optionsA bachelor's degree from a recognised university in a related subject (minimum 2:2 class). For MBAs, at least 2 years' work experience is required.
EnglishThree Term CourseA minimum English level of IELTS 5.0 (4.5+ in all skills), or equivalent.
Two Term CourseA minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 (5.0+ in all skills), or equivalent.
One Term CourseA minimum English level of IELTS 6.0 (5.5+ in all skills), or equivalent.
NationalityAll study optionsThis course is open to international and EU (i.e. non-UK) students only.
AgeAll study optionsMinimum age 21+ years.

* Students with strong English skills (IELTS 6.5+ in all skills, or equivalent) and a first degree equivalent to a UK honours degree (minimum 2:2, 60% GPA) may be eligible for direct entry to a master's degree, without the need to study a pre masters first. Contact your student advisor if you are not sure.


On successful completion of this course, you are guaranteed progression to one of the programmes at Coventry University London Campus listed below. The minimum score required for progression is: 50% in academic subjects and IELTS 6.5

  • MBA in Global Business
  • MBA in Global Financial Services
  • MBA in International Fashion Management
  • MBA in International Human Resource Management
  • MBA in International Marketing
  • MBA in Oil and Gas Management
  • MSc Global Financial Trading
  • MSc in International Fashion Marketing
  • MSc International Hospitality and Tourism Management


Coventry University is a leading, modern university located in the heart of England. The university is ranked 27th in the UK and is a top performer for graduate employment, with 93% of graduates going on to find work or further study.

Courses have a strong vocational focus and most undergraduate programmes offer opportunities to gain work experience, through business placements or internships. Its world class facilities include a high-tech engineering and computing faculty and one of the largest business schools in Europe. Some business degrees are taught at the University's campus in The City of London.