Why study a masters programme?

Develop the knowledge gained during your undergraduate degree. 

Improve your career prospects by building your academic experience.

Discover a new subject for a change of career.

Improve your language skills and experience new cultures.

Network with others in your field.


Course content

This course includes academic subjects, study skills and English language preparation. Modules have been tailored to focus on the academic areas most relevant to your chosen degree. It has been designed specifically to prepare you for taught masters study at the University, if you do not already meet the entry requirements for direct entry.


Your development will be assessed regularly throughout your course. This will make sure you achieve the grades needed for progression onto your chosen postgraduate degree.

Assessments may include: 




extended essays/case studies.

Preparing you for a University postgraduate degree

The Pre-Masters programme at University offers a path to a masters for international students.


What is the Pre-Masters ?

The Pre-Masters is an intensive two or three-term programme. Once you successfully complete the programme and achieve the required grades, you can enter your chosen postgraduate degree at the University. You can choose from two routes depending on the degree you want to study.

Key facts

Course length: One, two or three terms

Entry points: 
Three terms – September and January
Two terms – March

Age on entry:
Students will normally be 21years of age or older

Entry requirements: Check academic and English language entry requirements

Fees: Check fees for your programme