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Pre-Master's (Business & Law)

Covid-19 Update: You can study this course on campus in the United Kingdom or online from your own home if you prefer. You decide! For more information, visit our Covid-19 Update page.

This Pre Master's Course prepares international students for guaranteed entry1 to postgraduate degrees in Business & Law at The University Of Aberdeen. On successful completion, you can progress directly to a range of degree programmes. See Progression Options below for full details.

  • Why Choose This Course?
    • Guaranteed progression to an master's degree at The University of Aberdeen.
    • Perfect for students who only have a 3rd class or Pass degree, but want to study a master's in the UK.
    • Study at a world class university! Founded in 1495, Aberdeen is the 5th oldest university in the UK and is ranked amongst the top 200 in the world!
    • High ranking across a wide range of popular subjects.
    • A historic campus located 10 minutes from Aberdeen city centre and near to beautiful countryside, beaches and rugged coastline.

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Course Specification

The Pre-Master's (Business & Law) is for international students who want to study a master's degree at The University Of Aberdeen, 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 The University Of Aberdeen.

Entry Requirements

Academic A good recognised degree or advanced diploma. Must be in a related subject for Engineering & Science, but can be in any subject for Business & Law. Some programmes e.g. MBA require two years’ post-degree relevant work experience.
English English level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other skills).

Start Dates And Progression

Start Date End Date Progression
May 2021 Aug 2021 Sep 2021
Sep 2021 Dec 2021 Jan 2022

Progression Options

On successful completion of this course, you are guaranteed1 entry to one of the following postgraduate programmes at The University Of Aberdeen.

  • LLM Business Law & Sustainable Development
  • LLM Criminal Justice
  • LLM Criminal Justice & Human Rights
  • LLM Energy & Environmental Law (& Dissertation)
  • LLM Energy & Environmental Law (& Professional Skills)
  • LLM Energy Law (& Dissertation)
  • LLM Energy Law (& Professional Skills)
  • LLM General Law
  • LLM Human Rights
  • LLM Human Rights & Criminal Justice
  • LLM Intellectual Property Law
  • LLM International Commercial Law (& Dissertation)
  • LLM International Commercial Law (& Professional Skills)
  • LLM International Law
  • LLM International Law & International Relations
  • LLM International Law Security & Strategic Studies
  • LLM International Trade Law
  • LLM International Trade Law & Treaty Negotiation
  • LLM International Trade Law & Treaty Negotiation & Professional Skills
  • LLM Natural Resources Law
  • LLM Oil & Gas Law
  • LLM Oil & Gas Law & Professional Skills
  • LLM Public International Law
  • MBA
  • MBA Energy Management
  • MBA Finance
  • MSc Cultural Heritage
  • MSc International Business & Finance
  • MSc International Business Management
  • MSc International Finance & Political Relations
  • MSc International Human Resource Management
  • MSc International Relations & Management
  • MSc Law & Economics Of Oil & Gas
  • MSc Marketing Management
  • MScEcon Accounting & Finance
  • MScEcon Finance & Investment Management
  • MScEcon Finance & Real Estate
  • MScEcon Petroleum Energy Economics & Finance

  Note: The Pre-Master's (Business & Law) offers progression to The University Of Aberdeen in January or September. For progression in January, you can only choose from these options. For progression in September, you can choose any option. See Start Dates And Progression above for further details.

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Study On Campus or 100% Online - You Decide!

Due to disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, you can choose to study this course on campus in the UK or 100% online from your own home. This applies to most courses starting in January or February 2021. That means you can continue your studies without interruption, whatever your circumstances. The video below explains what it's like to study online at The University of Aberdeen International Study Centre.

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

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