Level of study:
Pre-Masters
Tuition fees 2018/19:

UK/EU – £6,500

International – £15,500 (London), £13,750 (Birmingham)

Entry requirements:

A third class, pass or ordinary degree, or equivalent

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.0 with no component less than 5.5, or equivalent

 

Other English language tests are accepted, click here to find out more.

Mode of study:
Full-time - daytime, or evening and weekend
Duration:
15 months
Assessment method:
Coursework (may include class tests)
Student finance:
Available
Locations:
London and Birmingham
Start dates:
January, May, September
Application deadline:

UK/EU: 03 September 2018

UK based International students: 27 August 2018

International: 27 August 2018

About this course

The Extended MSc International Business integrates the Graduate Certificate programme with our standard MSc International Business programme to allow entry for students with qualifications equivalent to a standard degree (third class, pass or ordinary).

The Graduate Certificate stage consists of three modules, Research Methods for Postgraduate Studies, Enterprise Development and Academic essentials.  It is a preparatory course that will provide you with a solid foundation in the skills needed for progression on to the MSc International Business stage.   Students, who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate stage with a minimum overall average mark of 50%, will be in a position to progress directly to the MSc International Business stage.

The MSc International Business stage consists of eight taught modules, Global Business in Context, International Finance, International Marketing, The Digital Landscape, International HRM, Global Strategy, Applied Research Methods, and International Entrepreneurship, and either a Dissertation or an Applied Research Project.

Successful completion of the eight taught modules, will allow you to acquire mastery of both the macro and micro contexts of international business, specifically the ability to acquire, develop, and integrate international business theory whilst developing the skills to apply such theories in terms of international business practice.

The Masters Dissertation option, provides the opportunity to conceive, design and satisfactorily implement a substantial research project within the broad subject area of international business, whilst the Applied Research Project option enables students to apply the theoretical concepts encountered on the MSc International Business program.

Teaching methods

We employ a wide variety of teaching and learning methods including seminars and lectures, across the various modules of this course, depending on the nature and priorities of each module, totaling around 12 hours per week.

In addition to your time in class, you will be expected to engage in approximately 30 hours of self-study time per week.

You will have access to Blackboard, our online learning environment, where you can access module resources and reading lists that will assist your preparation for classes and self-study.

Evening and weekend study

One of our study options available for UK and EU nationals includes evenings and weekends. This study option offers exactly the same levels of student support and the ability to balance your full-time studies with your personal life. Find out more about evening and weekend study options here.

Assessment

All modules are 100% assessed by coursework (may include class tests).

Progressing on to MSc International Business

The pass mark for the Graduate Certificate modules is 40% in each module. Upon successfully completing the Graduate Certificate with an overall minimum average mark of 50% across all modules studied and passed, you will be guaranteed progression on to the MSc International Business.

Careers and postgraduate opportunities

Student and employer needs are reflected in the development of this programme and evidenced in the career destinations and further development of our graduates. The nature of the provision is such that it equips individuals for employment in a wide range of international roles within the public and private sectors and a number of graduates are successful in gaining promotion in their chosen fields or alter their career paths on successful completion of the MSc International Business.

A number of graduates from the MSc International Business programme have progressed to undertake doctoral studies.

 

If I could some up the Ulster University experience in three words, I would describe it as: fresh, friendly and supportive. The relatively small learning community means that I can often book one-to-one appointments with my tutors and I can easily get help or advice if I need it.

- Mohamed Said – Egypt – MSc International Business

Explore

London London

Ideally located near many popular cafes, the West End and markets, our London campus is a great place for you to study in the heart of London.

Dates and fees Dates and fees

Find out all the information you need regarding application deadlines, course start dates and tuition fees here.

Finance Finance

Find out more about the finance options available to you and the contact information of our Finance Team.

Birmingham Birmingham

Our Birmingham campus can be found right in the heart of the city, close to key transport links, cafes, shopping centres and museums.