Pre-Master's Business

An introduction to relevant theories and practices for progression to chosen Master's degree

Key Information


One academic year

Full time 

Intake dates

January 2024

October 2024



Tuition Fees

January 2024: €16,275

October 2024:

International: €16,500

EU/UK: €10,500


The principal aim of the programme element is to enable students to linguistically and academically negotiate the transition to university and be prepared for the demands of a postgraduate degree programme in the economics and management domain. The programme element syllabus is designed around the acquisition of core academic knowledge, skills and literacy development that underpins successful higher education outcomes.

Successful completion of the Pre-Masters programme at the required level will lead to progression to the MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management degree at Lancaster University Leipzig.

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The Pre-Master's Business course offers you the perfect preparation for your success at the taught postgraduate course of your choice. You learn through a combination of formal, interactive lectures in relevant content areas, interactive seminars, practical workshop sessions, IT-enabled self-study opportunities and peer support activities. Practical application of theoretical knowledge allows you to develop further skills and understanding of relevant topics and concepts. In addition, formative learning opportunities are incorporated into each of the modules.


Course structure: Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, and the University will make every reasonable effort to offer modules as advertised. In some cases changes may be necessary and may result in some combinations being unavailable, for example as a result of student feedback, timetabling, staff changes and new research. Not all optional modules are available every year.

Interactive Learning Skills Communication

Students will develop a range of academic and communication skills necessary for successful study at postgraduate level; a range of transferable communication skills (written and oral) to prepare students for professional life; independent learning tactics and strategies and, encourage students to take responsibility for their personal, academic and professional development.

Critical and Creative Thinking

The Critical and Creative Thinking module has been designed to assist students in developing a range of critical and analytical thinking skills necessary for successful study at postgraduate level. This will be achieved by learners gaining an understanding of concepts used in critical thinking; interpreting the arguments of others and developing effective arguments of their own whether in spoken or written form.

Management Principles

Students will be introduced and encouraged to contextualize management as an organisational process via investigation of selected themes in the study of organizations and associated functions of management. Questions useful for critical evaluation of these themes and topics will also be encouraged in thinking and approach, as well as outlining the characteristics of managerial skills and competencies within various operating environments.

Research Methods

In this module, you will learn about different qualitative and quantitative research methods, sampling techniques and how to best present ones findings. For this purpose, you will conduct your own small research project – starting with formulating a research question, conducting life research, analysing data and formulising a report.

Mathematics and Statistics

In this induction course in mathematics and statistics, students will be introduced to appropriate background to quantitative techniques and skills required for following other modules in the MSc programmes. The course also serves as a refresher course to those who already have sufficient knowledge in these subjects. On completion of this course, all students should have adequate skills to pursue the MSc Programmes.

Teaching is delivered via a combination of small group lectures and group-based tutorial coursework (oral and written presentation), and assessment is via individual coursework (oral and written presentation) and examinations. You will be encouraged throughout to undertake independent study to supplement what is being taught/learnt and to broaden your personal knowledge.

All teaching is conducted in English. 

Tuition fees for January 2024 intake are €16,275, for October 2024 intake:

International: €16,500

EU/UK: €10,500

We set our fees on an annual basis. An annual increase of up to 5% of fees may occur.

At Lancaster University Leipzig we offer a range of scholarships and funding/loans options to our students to help cover the cost of tuition and/or living expenses.

Pre-Masters applications for January 2024 are eligible for €5,000 scholarship off the tuition fees. See the Scholarship section on the website for more details. 

Successful completion of the Pre-Masters programme at the required level will lead to progression to the following degrees:

MSc Management

MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management .

Please click on the link below to visit the full, country specific entry requirements for this programme.

The language of instruction at Lancaster University Leipzig is English. To enter the degree, you must be able to demonstrate you are suitably proficient in English:

IELTS Academic: 5.5 overall, minimum of 5.0 in each element

For a full list of accepted English language tests/levels, please visit the link below.

Please note that proof of German language is not required to study in Germany in English.


After completing the Pre-Masters Business you will progress onto the MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management or MSc Management.

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Find out if you are eligible for up to €5,000 scholarship off the programme tuition fees.


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