International Study Centre

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Postgraduate pathway programmes

Your pathway to postgraduate study

What is the Pre-Masters Programme?

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 and a 12-week accelerated format. 97% of students who completed the Pre-Masters Programme at the International Study Centre were offered progression to a degree course at the University of Strathclyde in 2023.

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 at the University of Strathclyde.

Why study a Masters in the UK?

  • Impress employers with your dedication and drive to your subject
  • Become an expert in what you’re passionate about
  • Gain a competitive edge in the employment market
  • Increase your earning potential by gaining more experience
  • Opportunity to specialise in a different field to your undergraduate degree
  • Develop your research skills.

Study plan options

If you want to start your postgraduate degree in September

Pre-Masters Programme

Course length Start date End date Progress to the University of Strathclyde
3 weeks Enhanced Induction + 2 terms NovemberJuneSeptember
2 termsJanuaryJune September
2 termsAprilAugustSeptember

If you want to start your postgraduate degree in January

Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme

Course length Start date End date Progress to the University of Strathclyde
12 weeks (+ induction and exam week)September DecemberJanuary

Learn about preparing for your Masters degree

Need to improve your IELTS score?

We offer additional English language programmes online that are designed to raise your IELTS to the required level.

English Language Preparation Online for 2 terms Pre-Masters Programme

  • 6 weeks: February or June
  • 10 weeks: May or September​​
  • 16 weeks: April or July

English Language Preparation Online for Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme

  • 6 weeks: February or June
  • 10 weeks: May or September

Find out more about our English language preparation courses.

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