Pre-Masters Programme

Preparation for postgraduate study

The Pre-Masters programme is an intensive one or two-semester programme of academic subjects, study skills and English language preparation.

During your 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 of the Pre-Masters programme leads to a postgraduate degree at one of the UK’s most prestigious universities.

Why study a Masters in the UK?

  • 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

Assessment and coursework

If you need to improve your English language to reach the required level, you can take our English for Pre-Masters course over one or two semesters before starting your Pre-Masters programme.

You will be assessed through examinations and coursework, which could take the form of a presentation or an extended essay.

About the Pre-Masters Programmes

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Management, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism

Study the Pre-Masters in Management, Finance and Economics

Study this one or two-semester pathway leading to postgraduate degrees in Economics, Accounting and Finance, and Marketing Management.


Study Pre-Masters Preparation in Engineering

Study this one or two-semester pathway leading to postgraduate degrees in Electronic, Civil, Bridge and Structural Engineering.

Health and Medical Sciences

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Study this one or two-semester pathway leading to a range of postgraduate degrees in areas such as Environmental Psychology, Social Psychology and Human Nutrition.

English for Pre-Masters

Improve your English for Masters study

Get the support you need to reach the IELTS requirement for your pathway, with our English for Pre-Masters programme.

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