The Master's Foundation (Business & Management) prepares international students for guaranteed entry to a range of postgraduate degrees at Birkbeck, University of London. 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 Birkbeck, University of London. Please see Entry Requirements below for further details.
The Master's Foundation (Business & Management) 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)
- Introduction to Management and Leadership
- Managing Business Functions
- Introduction to International Business
- Enterprise and Business Planning
- Mathematics for Finance and Econometrics
- Research Methods, Data Analysis and Project Planning
- Research Project (2 or 3 term courses only)
Classes are taught on campus at The University of London 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.
On successful completion of this course, you are guaranteed progression to one of the programmes at Birkbeck, University of London listed below. The minimum score required for progression is: Pass grade (D+) in academic modules, plus a minimum English level of IELTS 7.0, with 6.5 in all elements
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