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Especially designed for international students. Includes a pre-masters element. 

*Full for September 2020 and January 2021 entry.


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Institution C58


1 year Full Time

Entry Requirements and Fees


2019/20 International fee: £14,300 

2020/21 UK fee: £8,500

2020/21 International fee: £14,300

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

Entry requirements:

An honours degree at third class or higher completed in the medium of English OR​ IELTS 6.5 minimum (or equivalent) (with no component score under 5.5) and a first degree (at 2:2 equivalent or higher) completed in a language other than English

  • If your English language level is currently IELTS 5.0 to 5.5 you can join our summer pre-sessional English language programmes starting in July and August and then proceed to our MSc International Business.
  • If you do not have a formal IELTS qualification or a first degree in the medium of English please contact us directly for an ‘in-house’ assessment of your language skills.

Pre-Sessional English (summer 2020)

10 week programme (from IELTS 5.5): £3000*

5 week programme (from IELTS 6.0): £1500*

*This fee includes all tuition and assessment as well as a complementary programme of evening and weekend activities. Please note that charges (approximately £10 per event) for optional off-campus activities will apply.

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Course content

This programme of study is right for you if:

  • You have completed a full first degree or a final year top up degree but did not gain a 2:2 degree classification (the minimum level most UK universities require for postgraduate study).
  • You have studied up to HND level and have relevant, recent professional work experience, for example, three years working within a finance function.
  • You have a first degree in a non-business subject and want to gain business knowledge combined with study and English language skills.

MSc International Business Studies

The MSc prepares you to work as a business manager in an international environment. It gives you experience of a wide range of modules covering many aspects of international business. These include:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Global Economics
  • Management
  • Marketing and  Global Marketing
  • International Business
  • Research Methods
  • Strategic Management

You finish your course by completing a Dissertation.

For more details of course content, see the indicative modules section below.

Our facilities

If you are starting your degree in September 2020, your first year will be taught in our Tech Park on the Bognor Regis campus. From September 2021, this course will be taught on the Bishop Otter campus in Chichester. This is so we can balance teaching space across both campuses and ensure our students have the best experience.

Both campuses have modern lecture theatre spaces along with seminar rooms for smaller group work and discussions. Our Learning Resource Centres are at the heart of our campuses, providing students with PC and Mac access areas, journals, books and online resources. Your subject librarian is available to help you find the right resources, guide you through assessments and order in any materials you might need.

The Support and Information Zone (SIZ) will be able to assist with many aspects of University life including:

  • General IT and library support
  • Booking laptops and computers
  • Queries relating to Academic Registry or Finance
  • Arranging appointments to see a full range of dedicated student support services such as careers, academic skills service, disability and dyslexia, and more

Both our campuses have lots of options for drinks, snacks and meal including Otters Restaurants, Costa Coffee and the SU shop.

Take a look at our campus tour page for videos and a virtual tour of all our facilities.

Where this can take you

This programme focuses on developing your managerial and general business knowledge and skills required to operate successfully and excel in an international business environment. You will develop the cultural awareness to enable you to make an impact in an international commercial environment. After completing the course, you will have a strong grounding in international business and will be well placed to pursue careers relating to international business within a range of organisations or business environments.

Indicative modules

Semester One Modules

Accounting and Finance

Principles underlying financial accounting and management accounting and investment.

Global Economics

Managerial economics with a focus on markets and companies, international macroeconomics issues and global sustainability.


Organisational behaviour including personal and inter-personal skills involved in management issues.


Management of key elements of marketing strategies including critical assessment of marketing scenarios.


Semester Two Modules

Global Marketing

Practices of international marketing with a focus on multinational companies.  

International Business

Exploration of economic, financial, psychological, sociological, logistical and management issues at an international scale.

Research Methods

Approaches, methods and data collection for research in international business including market research strategies.

Strategic Management

Concepts of strategic management in multi-national corporations and smaller businesses. 


During the final 3 months of your programme, you work individually with a personal tutor to carry out and report on your own original research. You can, in agreement with your tutor, focus on any aspect of international business.

International English Studies

Include International English Studies: 

Teaching and assessment

MSc International Business

Our approach to supporting your learning, and how your learning is assessed, is designed to support the workplace environment.  With this in mind, we place a lot of emphasis on course work related activity.

There will be group work both assessed and non-assessed and individual assignments based on real life scenarios and current affairs. You will have 10 weeks of course work per module and a final assignment for each module.

Additional Costs

Include Additional Costs: 

Additional Costs


The scholarship is a reduction in tuition fees of £1,500.

In order to apply you must have applied and received an offer for one of the above programmes and be fully self-funding and be from outside the EU.

If you fulfill these conditions you should complete the application form and write an essay (details of the essay are given on the application form). Send this to the International Office by email or post to University of Chichester, International Office, College Lane, Chichester PO19 6PE.

We will consider your application and inform you if you have been successful within 10 days of your completed application form arriving in the International Office and you will be required to accept your place on the programme within four weeks of notification in order to obtain the award.

The decision to award a scholarship is based on demonstration of a mixture of academic merit (including English language ability) and other merit or outstanding achievement in a particular field of activity, such as professional work based achievements or significant contributions to your community and society.

Short listing for the awards will be made by a panel of University of Chichester staff who will select the successful award winners. The decision of the panel is final.