Pre-Masters Programme

The Pre-Masters Programme is a two-term programme of academic, study skills and English language training designed specifically to prepare international students for masters-level study.

On the Pre-Masters programme, you will:

  • Use a range of academic and learning skills
  • Adapt to your new cultural and academic environment
  • Enhance your understanding of your subject
  • Develop your ability to use English in an academic environment


Your development will be assessed regularly throughout the programme. This will ensure you achieve the standard required for progression onto your chosen postgraduate degree. Assessments include:

  • Coursework
  • Unseen written examinations
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Extended essays and case studies.

Progress onto your degree

Once you have successfully completed the Pre-Masters Programme and met the required entry standards of your preferred Masters programme, you will proceed directly onto the course (see table below).

Term dates

Entry point: Term Dates:
January 2016  Term 1 – 11/01/16 to 18/03/16
Term 2 – 04/04/16 to 10/06/16 

Progression Routes

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade
Accounting & Finance MSc 60% 50%
Banking & Finance MSc 65% 50%
Financial & Business Management MSc 60% 50%
History MA 65% 50%
Human Rights MA 65% 50%
International Business Management MSc 60% 50%
International Business Management with Entrepreneurship MSc 60% 50%
International Conflict MSc 65% 50%
International Human Resource Management MSc 60% 50%
International Relations MA 65% 50%
Logistics and Supply Chain Management MA 60% 50%
Marketing MSc 65% 50%
Terrorism and Political Violence MSc 65% 50%

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"I really enjoy being part of the university and being able to have access to the most up-to-date facilities on the campus."

Jessica, USA
Psychology BSc (Hons)