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International Business (Dual Award), M.Sc.

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  • 15 months
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The flagship Dual Award is a truly exceptional opportunity to gain two M-level qualifications in just 15 months, giving you a clear competitive advantage. Featuring a highly valuable international internship, as well as study in the UK and abroad, and an in-depth academic project, it's a career-defining course that will change the way you see the world. This International Business (Dual Award) course is offered by Nottingham Trent University.


This innovative International Business (Dual Award) course at Nottingham Trent University enables you to achieve two M-level degrees, from two different universities, faster and at a lower cost than taking them one after the other. It's an opportunity to make a major impact on your career in a relatively short period of time, broadening your horizons and giving you sought-after international exposure.

You will begin by exploring the core areas of International Business here at Nottingham Business School. You will then build on this by studying for a term at one of our acclaimed partner institutions (ISCTE in Lisbon, Portugal; KEDGE in Marseille, France; ESC Clermont in France, or Brescia University in Italy).

There are a number of specialised routes offered at KEDGE, three Marketing-based (Brand Management, Luxury and Brand Management and Sport and Events Management) and one Finance-based. If you decide to spend your study overseas at ESC Clermont, you could receive either an MSc International Business Development or an MSc International Project Management.

If you choose to study at ISCTE, you will study the MSc International Management, which covers a range of modules in finance, entrepreneurship, HRM, international business, consultancy and strategy, with the option to choose one elective. Students that choose the University of Brescia will be awarded an MSc Management and International Business, with modules in leadership, logistics, quantitative methods, marketing, optimisation analysis and a foreign language.

This is followed by a valuable 12-week internship in the UK or overseas, giving you first-hand experience in an internationally focused role. It's an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in a different culture or get involved in the international activities of a UK business.

Finally, you will return to Nottingham to undertake an in-depth research project, developing new knowledge in a specific area of interest.

Why choose this course?
  • This degree will enable participants to study business while providing an insight into cultural and international impacts. It will also provide participants with a greater cultural awareness.
  • This pioneering course enables you to gain two M-level qualifications simultaneously.
  • The degree is distinctly multidisciplinary in nature and aims to equip participants with a framework for improving their own management action.
  • The course includes the opportunity to see industry on an international scale by completing a two-week study tour overseas.
  • You will complete a Business Research Project. This is a traditional piece of independent research, creating an academic research paper.
  • You will complete a comprehensive development programme, which includes a short residential team-building course, normally held in the Peak District.
  • You can learn from the best by attending guest lectures from leading organisations. Previous speakers have included representatives from companies such as E.ON, Lego, Experian, Santander, and IBM.
  • You will have the chance build you skills and knowledge further with extra-curricular activities such as joining a society, volunteering, and becoming a Student Ambassador.
Career prospects
Recent graduates from this course are working all over the world in variety of small and large organisations, as marketing executives, buyers, account managers, sales executives and more.
Career development
As an integral part of the course, careers advisers will run a series of workshops where students can identify methods and strategies to enable them to effectively pursue their career goals. The workshops will focus on both home and international students and concentrate on developing skills and occupational awareness.

Programme Structure

Semester One

  • International Business Environment and Strategy
  • Organisation and Management
  • Cross-Cultural Management

Semester Two

  • Study abroad at one of our partner institutions

Semester Three

  • 12-week internship in the UK or overseas

Semester Four

  • Business Research Project
All year
  • Academic, Professional and Career Development (APCD)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 15 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.1 or above).
  • All applicants will be required to demonstrate a commitment to the subject they wish to study and should demonstrate how their chosen programme of study will benefit them in their future career.
  • One academic or vocational reference is required.
We accept any of the qualifications and grades listed below as equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or 6.5:
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) with an overall score of 62 (with no less than 51 in any component) for courses requiring IELTS 6.5 or 54 (with no less than 51 in any component) for courses requiring IELTS 6.0
  • Cambridge CAE [C1] Scores above 169 as equivalent to IELTS 6.0 - Scores above 176 accepted for IELTS 6.5 - Scores above 185 as equivalent to IELTS 7.0
  • Cambridge CPE [C1]
  • GCSE English [C]
  • IGCSE English (as a first or second language) [C]
  • European Baccalaureate (as a first or second language) [6]
  • International Baccalaureate (English A or B syllabus or English Literature, Standard or Higher level) [Grade 4]
  • AS or A-level English Language or English Literature [A-E]
  • O-level English [C]
  • Trinity College ISE Level 3 and Level 4
  • EU students only – TOEFL iBT (taken outside the UK) with an overall score of 76 (for courses requiring IELTS 6.0) or 83 (for courses requiring IELTS 6.5)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14900 GBP per year and a duration of 15 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    10900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10900 GBP per year and a duration of 15 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Nottingham Business School is delighted to offer a number of competitive Dean's Masters Scholarships for Academic Excellence for eligible courses starting in September 2016 and January 2017.

These prestigious scholarships are available to students from the United Kingdom and are worth up to the value of half the tuition fee. The scholarships will be available in the form of a tuition fee reduction. If you are successful in your scholarship application you will be invited to join our exclusive Scholarship Winner's Ambassador Scheme when you enrol on your course.

Please note, if you have been made an offer of a place to study on a two year full-time Masters course which incorporates a year-long work placement, the maximum scholarship awarded will not exceed half the Year One tuition fee. The full value of the scholarship will be applied to your tuition fee before you enrol on Year One of the course.

Nottingham Business School is pleased to offer a 25% tuition fee reduction if you are an existing final year NTU undergraduate student, or a postgraduate or professional student studying at the City site, Clifton campus or Brackenhurst campus and you progress directly onto an eligible course within Nottingham Business School, or if you have studied a full-time or part-time undergraduate, postgraduate or professional course at the University (on the City site, Clifton campus or Brackenhurst campus) and graduated from the University at any time after 1 July 2011.

You must also have accepted an offer of a place to study on an eligible course at Nottingham Business School starting between September 2016 and August 2017. You do not need to apply for the discount as it will automatically be deducted from your fee before enrolment.

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