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Pre-Master's Courses

About These Courses

These courses are for international students who want to study a master's degree in the UK, but do not have the academic and/or English qualifications for direct entry. They teach a balanced combination of subjects, including English language, study skills, research methods and academic modules. Courses last 3 - 9 months and most provide guaranteed progression to a master's on successful completion.

Why Choose This Course

A Pre-Master's course is perfect for you if you want to study a master's degree in the UK and:

  • You only achieved a Third Class (or Pass/Ordinary) degree.
  • You don't have the English level for direct entry to a Master's.
  • You want to study Business or Law, but your first degree is in a different subject.
  • You already have the qualifications for direct entry, but you want to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and research methods before starting a postgraduate degree.

Entry Requirements

Type Minimum Requirements
Academic Successful completion of an undergraduate degree (3rd Class/Pass or GPA 45%). In some cases, a Higher National Diploma (Credit+) in a closely related subject is accepted.
English IELTS 5.0 (4.5+ in all skills).

Note: You do not need a pre-master's course if you already have the qualifications for direct entry to a master's degree. If you are not sure, see our guide to UK university entry requirements or ask your student advisor for advice.

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