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Pre-Masters Programme

What is the Pre-Masters Programme?

The Pre-Masters Programme is a two-term course that offers key academic and English language modules to ensure you succeed in your Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde.

You can choose from two subject routes, depending on the degree you want to study. Once you successfully complete this programme and achieve the required grades, you can start your chosen Masters degree in September.

Choose your subject route

Why join this November?

Join us in November and stay on track to progress to your degree in September 2023.

By starting in November, you will benefit from three additional weeks of study and life skills before commencing your main pathway programme in January 2023. There will be no additional tuition fee for this period, and this will provide you with a great opportunity for an enhanced student experience focusing on three key areas: orientation; practical support and academic and digital skills. Topics will include a digital skills health check; managing your money; practical tips on finding study and life balance; and an introduction to assessments in UK higher education.

What will I study in the additional three weeks?

You’ll benefit from a 15-hour per week face-to-face classes, allowing you to:

  • feel more confident and better prepared for the start of your January programme of study
  • practice your English by interacting with the fellow students and build friendships
  • assess your own digital skills proficiency
  • meet the key Centre staff who will provide advice for success
  • familiarise yourselves with the support available
  • apply a range of academic study skills to meet your individual needs
  • have more time to adapt to the UK life and settle in before you begin your January programme.

Are there any additional cost or fees?

There will be no additional tuition fee, as November starts will have the same tuition fee as the respective January programme. However, there will be additional costs to consider, as expected with being in the UK for a longer period (i.e. accommodation). If you request accommodation on your application form, our Central Student Support Team will contact you directly in October regarding the options available.

New November start

If you want to be better prepared for the start of your January programme of study, join us in November.

Fahad from Oman

I chose to study at Strathclyde because it is one of the best universities in the UK, especially in my major.

Studying at the International Study Centre was an excellent experience. They have different courses which can help us in our postgraduate studies, including academic writing, research methods, mathematics and statistics.

Fahad from Oman
Studied Pre-Masters Programme in Engineering and Sciences
Progressed to MSc Applied Physics

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