International Study Centre
By studying the Pre-Masters Programme in Business, Law and Social Sciences, you can prepare for a successful future in a wide range of roles across business and management, law and the social sciences. The programme leads to a variety of Masters degrees at Lancaster University, including some at the Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) – one of the top 100 business schools in the world.
During this programme, you will study subject specific modules to prepare for your future Masters degree, as well as academic study and English language skills. Through 17 hours of teaching per week, you will discover how to undertake independent research, as well as developing your writing fluency for postgraduate level. The programme also explores contemporary global issues whilst encouraging you to expand your knowledge by critically analysing the subject matter.
Core modules will focus on providing the skills you need for successful postgraduate study. By the end of the programme, you will feel prepared for all aspects of studying a Masters at a top-ranked university. Modules include:
Academic and Personal Development Planning
Applied Academic Writing Skills
Academic English Skills 1, 2 & 3
Research Evaluation and Critical Appraisal Project
The programme offers modules relating specifically to the subjects of Business, Law and Social Sciences. These modules will help to provide you with the academic knowledge needed for successful postgraduate study and your career beyond. Study areas include:
Advanced Research Methods for Business, Law and Social Sciences
Quantitative Methods and Skills for Business, Law and Social Sciences
You will progress to your chosen Masters degree when you have successfully completed your Pre-Masters Programme and achieved the required grades.
From this programme, you can study over 40 different postgraduate degrees. This pathway can lead to degrees ranging from Marketing and Entrepreneurship to Economics and Human Resource Management.
You can also progress to degrees within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Technology.
LUMS is a top-ranking business school, featuring in the top 10 of the UK and top 100 in the world. It is one of the only business schools in the world to hold triple accreditation from AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), EQUIS (EFMD Quality Improvement System) and AMBA (Association of MBAs).
To see all available degree options, visit our progression degrees page.
"The course at Lancaster University International Study Centre offers an in-depth picture of the world of business. The facilities are amazing, very modern and user-friendly."
David from Brunei studied International Foundation Year in Business and Management Studies
October and January
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