This pathway will prepare you for your chosen postgraduate degree at the Faculty of Engineering or Faculty of Science.
Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.
You will further develop your writing fluency and accuracy within the patterns, conventions and register of academic communication that you have been exposed to through the ESUS programme. You are given more opportunity to demonstrate that you are able to identify the relevant structures and organisational patterns required for effective completion of specific writing tasks, in response to a range of authentic academic scenarios based on undergraduate study in your field.
This module explores common mathematical techniques which are required for you to succeed on a postgraduate course in sciences and/or engineering, e.g. matrices, ordinary and partial differential equations. The emphasis of the module is on practical application, with use to be made of appropriate software.
This module refines and further develops knowledge and skills relating to research methods. The module will be focused on developing an understanding of the application and limitations of a variety of research techniques used for data gathering and analysis in their specialist subject area.
This individual project provides you with a learning experience that will enable you to carry out independent research, integrating many of the academic skills that you have been developing with regard to an area of subject knowledge of your own choosing. You are expected to plan, research and execute your task while developing skills in critical judgement and independent working. You will present an extended piece of written academic work, appropriate to your preferred area of subsequent postgraduate study.
The module covers common statistical techniques for data analysis and for decision-making, as applied in academic and practical situations. The emphasis of the module is on developing your knowledge and skills, with extensive use of appropriate software.
- Only available to overseas students, non-UK and non-EU
- Students are normally at least 20 years old
- Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 in all skills*
Additional English language training is available if you need it. Our English for Pre-Masters course will improve your English language skills up to the level of IELTS 5.5. There are 1 term or 2 term options available, dependent on your IELTS level.
Start: September or January
- Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 (5.0 in all skills)*
- Term dates:
January 2017: Term 1: 09/01/2017 to 24/03/2017
September 2017: Term 1: 11/09/2017 to 01/12/2017
January 2018: Term 1: 08/01/2018 to 23/03/2018
- Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 (4.5 in all skills)*
- Term dates:
Term 1: 11/09/2017 to 01/12/2017
Term 2: 08/01/2018 to 23/03/2018
* If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.
- Recognised degree in related field
For full entry requirements information, please visit entry requirements page.
How much will my Pre-Masters course cost?
2017/18 tuition fees are valid from 13 February 2017 for programmes commencing from 1 September 2017 and are in £ sterling. The enrolment fee will be £200 for UK International Study Centres.
English for Pre-Masters
The fees shown may be subject to change. For full fees and payment information, please visit fees and payments page.
A joint scholarship is available for students applying to the University of Strathclyde International Study Centre for the September 2016 intake. This is at a value of up to £2,000 for the International Study Centre preparation year, plus £2,000 for each year of the degree. To find out more, please contact your local agent.
Once you have completed the Pre-Masters Programme, and subject to satisfying the progression criteria, you can proceed to your postgraduate degree at the University.
* Pre-approval is required before an offer can be made
** Prior approval of the students’ portfolio will be required before entry to Pre-Masters Programme
† 24 month programme
Please note that integrated Masters programmes (not listed above) cannot be accessed via the Pre-Masters Programme.
These degrees and grades are subject to change.