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Pre-Masters Programme

What is the Pre-Masters Programme?

Prepare for postgraduate study and boost your career prospects with our Pre-Masters Programme. This is an intensive programme of academic subjects, study skills and English language preparation designed to help you succeed. 

On this programme, you will develop a greater depth of knowledge in your area of study through classes designed specifically for international students. These will be based on study and careers skills, as well as subject specific modules to prepare you for your chosen Masters degree.

Successful completion and achievement of the required grades of the Pre-Masters Programme leads to a postgraduate degree at one of the UK’s most prestigious universities, the University of Surrey.

One or two semesters depending on your English language level. 2 semester start - May, September, November (Enhanced Induction), or January. 1 semester start - May or September

Entry points: September, November (Enhanced Induction), January or May for progression to a September Masters start, or May or September for progression to a February Masters start. (Please note that February Masters starts are only available on selected Masters degrees). View the list on each of the route pages.

Our Pre-Masters Programme has different English language and academic entry requirements depending on the length of the programme and your chosen progression degree. Find out more on our entry requirements page.

Check out the tuition fees and associated costs of studying with us on our fees page.

Visit our semester dates page to see when you can join us.

Why study a masters degree in the UK?

Our Pre-Masters Programme prepares you for postgraduate study at the University of Surrey. A masters degree is right for you if you want to: 

  • Boost your career prospects by building on your academic experience 
  • Enhance the knowledge you developed during your undergraduate studies 
  • Benefit from the prestige of studying at a prestigious British university 
  • Show dedication to your subject by continuing with your studies 
  • Develop your English language skills 
  • Network with others in your academic field 
  • Learn a new subject and change your career 
  • Get an international outlook valued by employers 
  • Become more independent by studying abroad on your own


of the University of Surrey International Study Centre students who completed their Pre-Masters programme in 2023 were offered a place to study at the University of Surrey. 

Frank from China

"My five months at ISC have allowed me to enhance my language skills, time management abilities, and research capabilities. They have also provided me with additional time to adapt to diverse cultural backgrounds, better preparing me for my studies at the University of Surrey"

Frank from China
Studied Pre-Masters programme Management, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism

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