Pre-Masters Programme

Preparation for postgraduate study

The Pre-Masters programme is an intensive 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.

The length of your programme and your intake date will depend on your level of English.

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

This programme is subject to approval.

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

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

If you are studying the three-semester programme, your English language skills will be assessed at the end of first semester to ensure you reach the required level, allowing you to continue to the second semester.

About the Pre-Masters Programmes

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Study Pre-Masters Preparation in Engineering

Study this pathway leading to postgraduate degrees in Electronic, Civil, Bridge and Structural Engineering.

Health and Medical Sciences

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

Management, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism

Study the Pre-Masters in Management, Finance and Economics

Study this pathway leading to postgraduate degrees in Economics, Accounting and Finance, and Marketing Management.

Find out more about starting your studies or check the latest COVID-19 information.