University of Plymouth International College

Pre-Masters in Business & Management

Plymouth Business School ranked Top 10 global business school by Financial Times Business School Teaching Power Rankings 2021


Are you looking to break into the world of business? Or perhaps you’re looking for that next step up? Postgraduate study is a great means of building on your current skills to make you more attractive to employers, but equally it’s a smart way to pursue a career change.

Whether your goal is to become part of the next generation of entrepreneurs, broaden your knowledge of financial strategies, or pursue a new business discipline in order to progress your career, our one-semester Pre-Masters will provide you with the foundation you need to succeed.


Strong business partnerships

The University of Plymouth works alongside a diverse range of businesses to create unique opportunities and improve students’ employability. Some of their business partners include:

  • Santander
  • Devon and Plymouth Chamber of Commerce
  • Plymouth Science Park


Industry-standard facilities

Plymouth Business School’s ‘Bloomberg Lab’ brings real-world experience into the classroom, providing access to the same information used by leading banks, corporations and government agencies. The Bloomberg Lab will develop your analytical skills and help you gain the competitive edge needed in today’s market.


Start in 2023, graduate in 2024

After just one semester, you will progress onto the Masters degree of your choice at the University of Plymouth, and a year later you will graduate with a globally recognised qualification. Join our Pre-Masters in January 2023, and graduate by September 2024!


Pre-Masters Modules:


  • Critical Thinking for Postgraduate Study

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication for Postgraduate Study

  • Research Methods for Postgraduate Study

Pathways at Plymouth University

Minimum 15 Years Education

Did you know that someone with a Masters degree earns £7,000 more per year (or £280,000 more over a 40-year working life) than someone with just a Bachelors? (Graduate Labour Market Statistics 2020, Department for Education)


Fees for 2022/23

International: £8,750

Fees for 2023/24

International: £9,500


One semesters


Stage 1: September, January and May


Student success

Nadine Mashingaidze studied at UPIC before progressing to the University of Plymouth to complete BSc (Hons) Business Management (Leadership and HR) and later graduate with MA Human Resource Management. She now works as HR Manager at GA Solicitors in Plymouth, and in January 2022 won a BAME award for being an inspiration in the community.


“After completing my Bachelors, I decided to also study my Masters with the University of Plymouth as the HR course is accredited by the CIPD at Level 7, and I am recognised as an associate member.

“With my degree, I thought I could only stay in a specific field, but I was able to branch out, receive career guidance and understand that I don’t have to be so confined when looking for a job.”


  • MA Human Resource Management

  • MSc Business and Management

  • MSc Digital and Social Media Marketing

  • MSc Finance

  • MSc International Business

  • MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management

  • MSc International Procurement and Supply Chain Management

  • MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management

  • MSc International Shipping

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