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Pre-Master's (Science & Engineering)

This Pre Master's Course 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
  • Start Dates
    Jan, Sep, Nov
    2 - 3 Terms
    Next start date: 9 Jan 2023
  • Course Fees
    From £18,500
  • Rankings & Awards
    United Kingdom: 4th
    Satisfaction: 86.1%
    World: 149th
  • 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.
    • The University of Durham is rated GOLD for Teaching Excellence by the Department for Education (2019).
    • 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'.
    • Research-led university that ranks highly across a broad range of subjects.

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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, Nov
  • 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
English level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (5.5+ in all skills).
Three Terms
English level equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (5.5+ in all skills).
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
Nov 2022 Jun 2023 Sep 2023
Jan 2023 Jun 2023 Sep 2023

Study Plan: Three Terms

Start Date End Date Progression
Jan 2023 Aug 2023 Sep 2023
Sep 2023 Jun 2024 Sep 2024

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 Behavioural Science
  • MSc Civil Engineering
  • MSc Cognitive Neuroscience
  • MSc Developmental Psychopathology
  • MSc Electrical Engineering
  • MSc Electronic Engineering
  • MSc Mathematical Sciences
  • MSc Renewable & Sustainable Energy
  • MSc Scientific Computing & Data Analysis (Astrophysics)
  • MSc Scientific Computing & Data Analysis (Earth & Environmental Sciences)
  • MSc Scientific Computing & Data Analysis (Financial Technology)
  • MSc Scientific Computing & Data Analysis (Robotics & Computer Vision)

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

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