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Pre-Master's in Business

Program Overview

One semester Pre-Master’s leading into taught Master’s degrees at Keele University. Progression options across accounting, business, marketing or human Resources.


  • One Semester


  • January 2024
  • May 2024


  • Keele University International College

Journey into Keele University


For postgraduate study, the unique campus community provides an environment that is focused, relevant and mature. When you progress into your postgraduate study, you will have full access to respected Keele academics and will benefit from a reputation for excellence in research.

*Please note that not all progression options are available in both September and January. See more information below.

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Pre-Master's Modules
  • English for Academic Study 2
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Applied Concepts
  • Research Methods

This is a one semester programme, preparing you to progress onto Master’s study at Keele University. One offer will be issued, covering Pre-Master’s and MSc/MA study.


Keele Business School is located in a state-of-the-art, multi-million pound facility complete with 220-seat lecture theatre, a ‘think lab’ study space, data laboratory, cafe and business lounge. Home to our accounting, business management, economics, finance, HRM, international business, management and marketing programmes, Keele Business School is the first to be located on a Science Park.

As well as new teaching spaces, the building is unique in that it is also home to the Smart Innovation Hub, a project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which includes space and support programmes for innovation-led businesses, providing opportunities for students and staff to work collaboratively with entrepreneurs and business owners, gaining invaluable networks and experience.

The computer laboratories are equipped with industry-leading software such as Bloomberg, STATA, Thomson Reuters and Sage Accounting Software, providing you with an opportunity to gain valuable practical IT experience.

Why study Business at Keele?
  • Keele is ranked 3rd in the UK for business by the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES 2019).
  • Gain substantial practical experience through a consultancy project or work placement (subject to availability and visa).
  • Relate your learning to the real-world through case studies and visits to businesses.
Career Opportunities

96% of Keele graduates were in a job or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE, 2017).

Graduates from the Business School have gone to pursue a range of managerial and professional careers such as HR consultant, marketing director, sales manager and operations manager.

Recent employers include companies in various manufacturing and services sectors and also organisations in public sector, ranging from Whitbread and Xiao Noodle Store to a mobile phone company in China, the Greek Navy, UPS and PDSA.

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