International Study Centre

Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme

Course overview

With the Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme you will receive excellent academic and English language teaching you need for postgraduate success within just 12 weeks (plus induction and exam week). Alongside completing your pathway programme faster, you will also progress to the University of Strathclyde in January.

You can choose from two subject routes, depending on the degree you want to study: 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 at Strathclyde. 

Who is this course for?

This programme helps international students enhance their skills in preparation for postgraduate study in the UK. If you have successfully completed your undergraduate degree in your home country, and need to develop your English or academic skills to study your Masters at the University of Strathclyde, this 12 week programme is for you.

This programme is also a great option if you have a higher IELTS score than what is required for our two-term Pre-Masters Programme.

Why study this programme?

This course has been designed by expert academics to help international students progress to the University of Strathclyde. Across the 12 weeks, you will study a mix of specialist core modules and route modules based on your chosen progression degree. The modules you study will boost your academic and English language skills in preparation for your chosen postgraduate degree.

What you will study

Core modules

  • Academic English Skills
  • Research Project and Data Analysis
  • Mathematics
  • Personal Awareness, Communication and Employability Skills

Route modules

  • The Business Environment
  • Social Sciences: Global Perspectives
  • Econometrics
  • Lab Skills and Scientific Communication
  • Applied Numerical Analysis using MATLAB

Degree progression

After completing the Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme, and achieving the required progression criteria, you can progress to one of the below postgraduate degrees at the University.

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade
Advanced Chemical Engineering MSc 60% 60%
Advanced Computer Science MSc 60% 60%
Advanced Construction Technology & Building Information Management MSc 60% 60%
Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc 60% 60%
Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Aerospace MSc 60% 60%
Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Energy Systems MSc 60% 60%
Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Materials MSc 60% 60%
Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Power Plant Technologies MSc 60% 60%
Advanced Software Engineering MSc 60% 60%
Biomedical Engineering MSc 60% 60%

Please note

Pre-approval required before you can receive an offer. Students will need to achieve 65% for the Econometrics module as well as Maths for Business and Sciences

  • Finance MSc
  • International Accounting & Finance MSc

Students should already be working in an education setting as teaching assistants, teachers, head of department, senior managers, or other professional roles. This course is online only

  • Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies MSc

This course is online only

  • Safety & Risk Management MSc

Pre-approval required before you can receive an offer

  • Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc
  • Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Aerospace MSc
  • Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Energy Systems MSc
  • Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Materials MSc
  • Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Power Plant Technologies MSc
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