The Pre-Masters Programme provides two terms of academic and English language study modules to prepare you for a postgraduate degree at the University of Strathclyde. 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.
This subject pathway will prepare you for a postgraduate degree at the Strathclyde Business School or Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences. Find out about the modules you will study.
This subject route will prepare you for a postgraduate degree at the Faculty of Engineering or Faculty of Science. Find out what you will study during this programme.
Your start date will depend on your IELTS score and whether you choose to take a break between completing your Pre-Masters Programme and starting your postgraduate degree. Use this table to find out when you can start at the International Study Centre and if you will take the English for Pre-Masters programme first.
*For direct entry to our Pre-Masters Programme 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 English for Pre-Masters (1 term only) and the Pre-Masters Programme with one visa.
Please note: English for Pre-Masters students 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 which are designed to raise your IELTS to the required level.
Find out more on the programme page
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.