Available for the Accelerated 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 a two-term or 12 week accelerated programme so you can progress to Strathclyde at the right pace. Across both Pre-Masters Programmes there is a choice of subject routes depending on the degree you want to progress to: Business and Social Sciences, or Engineering and Sciences. Once you successfully complete this programme and achieve the required grades, you can start your chosen Masters degree.
This fast-track programme allows you to start your postgraduate degree at Strathclyde in January.
Programme length: 12 weeks (plus induction and exam week)
Subject routes available: Business and Social Sciences or Engineering and Sciences
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 two term pathway programme allows you to start your postgraduate degree at Strathclyde in September.
Programme length: Two terms
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
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.
^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.
Find out what you need to know about starting on campus, blended learning and preparing to travel.
If you are unable to join us on campus for the start of your programme, you can start virtually and join us in the UK at a later date.