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Graduate Certificate International Pre-Master's in Business and English

Prepare for postgraduate study in business-related disciplines and enhance your English language skills.

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What is the fee? Home/EU: £4,625 for the course
International: £5,475 for the course
How long will I study? 12 Weeks
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? January, May

Course summary

  • Develop your understanding of key business vocabulary, theories and concepts integral to postgraduate level
  • Gain the personal and professional skills necessary to become an independent, autonomous learner
  • Learn the academic, cognitive, meta-cognitive and professional skills required for successful study

Study the fundamentals of business strategy, global business and finance. This course aims to equip international students with the skills and knowledge needed to confidently achieve at postgraduate level in a business discipline.

Student view

Student Christiane talks about the ways in which this course prepares you for Masters study, as well as the facilities and teaching support available at Sheffield Hallam.

How you learn

A variety of learning and teaching methods will be used to facilitate your learning. Teaching is designed to disseminate theoretical components and enable you to apply these through discussion and critical analysis. You receive personal support in the step-by-step process of academic writing in preparation for your postgraduate dissertation.

You learn through:

  • workshops
  • problem-solving exercises
  • case studies
  • individual and group presentations
  • directed learning activities
  • research reports
  • presentations
  • debate simulations

Course leaders and tutors

Diana Conheeney
Diana Conheeney
Senior Lecturer

Diana Conheeney is a Senior Lecturer in Languages within the Sheffield Business School.

Applied learning

Live projects

You have the opportunity to carry out an assessed project based on 'real-world' business solutions for a local organisation, supported by the Venture Matrix team and module tutors.

You visit and communicate regularly with a company, which will be particularly beneficial to you as an international student from the point of view of business engagement and real-life practical experience.

Previous projects have included market research for a luxury snack company, researching new markets for a local engineering manufacturer, investigating the potential for a sportswear start-up and competitor analysis for an online service provider.

Future careers

Successful completion of the course enables you to choose from a range of postgraduate courses to suit your interests and career development needs. These are available at Sheffield Hallam and other academic institutions.

Upon graduation you may be eligible for a discount on your fees on a full-time Sheffield Business School postgraduate beginning in September.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

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Entry requirements

EU and International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.


Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Academic English Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Contemporary Business Management Practice Credits: 40.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Study And Research Skills For Business Credits: 40.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £4,625 for the course.

† If your course is studied over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation and/or Government regulations. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £5,475 for the course.

We offer a range of scholarships and awards for international students. Find out more.

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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Business and management courses (PDF)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.


How do I apply?

You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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