This website uses cookies. View our cookies policy to find out more or accept and close

Pre-Master's (Science & Engineering)

This pathway prepares international students for guaranteed entry1 to postgraduate degrees in Science & Engineering at Durham University. On successful completion, you can progress directly to a range of degree programmes. See Progression Options below for full details.

  • Location
    United Kingdom
  • Progression
    Durham University
  • Rankings & Awards
    United Kingdom: 7th
    Satisfaction: 83.7%
    World: 174th
  • Start Dates
    Jan, Sep
    2 - 3 Terms
    Next start date: 23 Sep 2024
  • Course Fees
    From £21,250
  • Visa Considerations
    Non-UKVI English Tests Accepted
  • Course Provider
    Durham University International Study Centre
  • Why Choose This Course?
    • Guaranteed progression to an master's degree at Durham University.
    • Perfect for international students who need to improve their English to study a master's degree in the UK.
    • Study at a World Class University! Durham is consistently ranked in the UK top 10 and amongst the top 100 universities in the World!
    • The University of Durham is member of the prestigious Russell Group, the UK's own 'Ivy League'. A research-led university that ranks highly across a broad range of subjects.
    • Study at Durham University International Study Centre, located at the university's Queen's Campus in Stockton-on-Tees, then transfer to Durham City campus when you progress to your degree. Durham is a historic city with a famous UNESCO listed Cathedral.

Calculate Fees Apply Online

About This Course

The Pre-Master's (Science & Engineering) is for international students who want to study a master's degree at Durham University, but do not have the academic and/or English qualifications for direct entry. During the course, you will deepen your subject knowledge and develop your study & research skills to a high level. You will also have the opportunity to improve your academic English abilities.

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to selected master's degrees at Durham University.

Study Options

  • Two Terms
    2 terms starting Jan
  • Three Terms
    3 terms starting Jan, Sep

Entry Requirements

Academic Successful completion of a bachelor's degree, equivalent to a UK Degree (Second Class) in a related subject.
English Two Terms
UKVI IELTS 6.0 (5.5 all skills) or equivalent UKVI English test.
Three Terms
UKVI IELTS 5.5 (5.5 all skills) or equivalent UKVI English test.
Maximum Age Students are normally aged between 21 - 30 years. Students with a study gap of more than 5 years cannot normally be considered for this course.

Start Dates And Progression

Study Plan: Two Terms

Start Date End Date Progression
Jan 2025 Jun 2025 Sep 2025

Study Plan: Three Terms

Start Date End Date Progression
Sep 2024 Jun 2025 Sep 2025
Jan 2025 Aug 2025 Sep 2025

Progression Options

On successful completion of this course, you are guaranteed entry to one of the following postgraduate programmes at Durham University.

  • MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering
  • MSc Civil Engineering
  • MSc Developmental Psychopathology
  • MSc Electronic Engineering
  • MSc Mathematical Sciences
  • MSc Renewable & Sustainable Energy

Apply Online For This Course

1 Entry is guaranteed for students who achieve the minimum grades required for progression.

Ready To Get Started?

Our expert advisors have helped 1,000s of international students plan their studies abroad.

Applying Is Easy With!


or sign in if you already have an account