Available for the Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme only
Available for the Online Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme only
Available for the Pre-Masters Programme only
The Pre-Masters Programme provides academic and English language study modules to prepare you for a postgraduate degree at the University of Strathclyde. We offer the two-term standard programme, a 12-week accelerated format or the Online Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme. With this variety of flexible options, you can can progress to Strathclyde at the right pace from a setting that suits you. Across all programme options, there is a choice of subject routes depending on the degree you want to progress to. Once you successfully complete your programme and achieve the required grades, you can start your chosen Masters degree.
This two-term pathway programme allows you to start your postgraduate degree at Strathclyde in September.
Programme length: Two terms
Subject routes available: Business and Social Sciences or Engineering and Sciences
Intakes: January or April (leading to September start at the University)
Entry requirements: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 or equivalent (with minimum 5.5 in all areas)
Progress to over 130 Masters degrees
This fast-track programme allows you to start your postgraduate degree at Strathclyde in January.
Programme length: 12 weeks (plus induction and exam week)
Intakes: September (leading to January start at the University)
Entry requirements: Academic IELTS for UKVI 6.0 or equivalent (with minimum 5.5 in all areas)
Progress to over 35 Masters degrees
This digital programme allows you to start your postgraduate degree at Strathclyde in September.
Programme length: 22 teaching weeks (plus 3 assessment weeks)
Subject routes available: Business or Finance
Intakes: November (leading to September start at the University)
Entry requirements: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 or equivalent (with minimum 5.0 in all areas)
Progress to over 25 Masters degrees
Your start date and the length of the programme you need to study at the International Study Centre depends primarily on your IELTS score. Depending on your choice of intake, you may also have an opportunity to take a break between completing your pathway programme and starting your Masters degree.
Use this table to find out when you can start your programme, and whether you need to take an English language preparation course first.
*For direct entry to our Pre-Masters Programmes on campus, we now accept the following qualifications as part of the English assessment: Pearson, TOEFL, Cambridge Business and Cambridge Main Suite.
**Plus 3 assessment weeks.
^You can study your English language course (up to 1 term only) and the Pre-Masters Programme with one visa.
Please note: Students on the English language course do not need to take an additional IELTS test at the end of their course to progress on to their Pre-Masters Programme. You will be assessed on your Academic English Skills (AES) grade at the International Study Centre (you will be required to achieve a minimum of 40% in all areas).
We offer additional English language programmes that are designed to raise your IELTS to the required level.
Preparation for Study - for the Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme
English for Pre-Masters - for the Pre-Masters Programme
Find out more about our English language preparation courses.
If you are unable to join us on campus for the start of your programme, you can start online and join us in the UK at a later date, or study your whole programme online from home*.
Find out what you need to know about starting on campus, blended learning and preparing to travel.
You can now study a preparational programme completely from home with our online learning experience platform, insendi, and benefit from a flexible, engaging study experience.