Pre-Masters

What is a Pre-Masters?

A Pre-Masters is a preparation programme designed specifically to support international students for studying one of our Masters programmes.

You will study a combination of subject-specific modules alongside English language preparation, to enhance your study, employability and academic skills necessary to successfully progress in your undergraduate studies.

If you are looking to study a postgraduate degree but require additional support to meet the entry requirements or have not studied for a while, our Pre-Masters programmes are designed to give you extra preparation.

Benefits of studying a Pre-Masters

  • Bridge the skills gap: designed to help you meet the required entry criteria for an MSc programme
  • Prepare for postgraduate study: build core subject knowledge and boost your confidence and build academic skills, such as academic writing, critical thinking skills and understanding of research
  • Develop your English language skills: improve your written and spoken English language skills
  • Access to university learning support: you will have access to sessions facilitated by library staff on core academic skills and a wealth of online support materials readily available such as lecture recordings, webcasts or pre-recorded sessions
  • Guaranteed progression: upon successful completion, you will be guaranteed a place on one of our postgraduate degrees in Newcastle or London (subject to a 50% pass rate)
  • Available throughout the year: with start dates in September, January* and May*

*London only

Entry requirements

Typically, applicants should hold a pass or third-class honours degree and IELTS 6.5 with no single element below 5.5 or equivalent.

Available pathways

We currently offer a Graduate Certificate in Business. Upon successful completion, you will be guaranteed progression onto one of our Business postgraduate programmes. Progression options also include Masters with Advanced Practice.

Pre-Masters

Graduate Certificate in Business
Graduate Certificate in Business
Full-time | 1 semester (3 months) | International Fee: £6,750 (2021/22)

Entry requirements

  • Third class, pass or ordinary degree from a UK university, or equivalent
  • IELTS 6.5 with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent

Leads to postgraduate degrees in:

  • Business, Mass Communications, Computing and Information Technology

Start dates: Jan, May, Sep

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“I absolutely love Newcastle, there is so much to do and so many students. The campus is beautiful and there are loads of facilities where I can do extra-curricular activities around my studies.”

Christiane Zom A Iroume
International Foundation Programme - Business

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