Your pathway to a postgraduate degree is through the Pre Masters Program. If you do not meet the required qualifications for direct entry to a postgraduate degree at one of our university partners or want to improve your English language and academic skills, then this is for you.

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Entry onto IIM

The Pre Masters Program will prepare you for the UK, EU or US study system, giving you the confidence and skills that you’ll need to go further in your studies. Depending on your academic qualification and English language level and chosen programme, you can study the IIM over one or two terms.

What’s the difference between the one or two terms?
One Term Two Terms
3 months of study Six months of study
Additional academic English and subject-related support


Why study this course

You can choose to join the Pre Masters programme either in September, January, April or June, depending on your qualification level/chosen university.

If you don’t currently meet the English language level and academic skills for a master’s degree, then you may need to study an Pre Master’s programme. Once you successfully complete the programme, you can progress to your chosen master’s degree at the university.

Throughout your study of the Pre Masters Program, you will benefit from small class sizes and support from qualified and experienced teachers.

Available Routes
Pre-Master's - Edinburgh Napier University International College logo

Our Pre-Masters (IIM) is offered over one or two terms and focuses on equipping you with the academic and English language skills you need to complete your postgraduate study at the Edinburgh Napier University.

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Mercy University International Graduate Pathway logo

The Mercy University International Graduate Pathway is a Pre-Masters program of academic and English Language study laying the groundwork for future success at Mercy University.

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Pre-Master's - De Montfort University International College logo

A postgraduate qualification can enhance your career opportunities and help you stand out to potential employers.

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Pre-Master's - University of Greenwich International College logo

Our Pre-Master’s (PM) programme offers you an alternative start to your masters degree at the University of Greenwich.

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Pre-Master's - Bangor University International College logo

The Pre-Master’s is designed for students who do not qualify for direct entry to the masters programmes at Bangor University, this could be because of the grades achieved in your bachelor degree; your current qualifications are not equivalent to a UK Bachelor degree or because you have a different background.

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Discover your route to a postgraduate degree

You can choose from a range of study locations and colleges to pursue your pathway programme and progress onto your chosen degree.

The Pre-Masters – Computing pathway gives students a deeper understanding in preparation for their chosen postgraduate degree.

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The Pre-Masters – Computing pathway gives students a deeper understanding in preparation for their chosen postgraduate degree.

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The Computer Science Master of Science degree equips students with cutting edge knowledge and tools to solve data science and software development problems. The program starts by providing fundamental computer science theories that make skilled practice possible.

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Earn your MBA in the heart of the business capital of the world. In just one year, you can put the country’s premier business credential in your hands. You will learn through hands-on-experiences giving you the opportunity to work on real projects, for real clients.

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The Master of Science in Business Analytics prepares its graduates for employment in a high growth area of the economy. The program is offered to candidates who wish to enter or advance their careers in that field.

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Information systems and computer networks are under constant attack from hackers, viruses and worms. The Cybersecurity Master of Science degree prepares students with the technical and analytical skills to secure data files, defend computers, shield computer networks and protect critical national electronic infrastructure.

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The Pre-Master’s (IIM) in Health and Science is designed to help international students with a qualifying diploma move directly onto the final year of a DMU degree course. Depending on your academic qualifications, the Pre-Master’s course can be studied over two terms.

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The PM in Education at ICD offers you direct entry to a postgraduate degree at the University of Dundee.

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In this course, you will be provided with a highly supportive and academically challenging environment in which to develop language, university study, and subject-specific modules related to your intended degree choices in the field of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

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The Pre-Master’s Preparation course at the Oxford Centre is designed to prepare international students for postgraduate study at university. You will strengthen your English language skills and develop business related knowledge.

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Key Features of the Pre Masters Program

Small class sizes

Up to 18 students

Student life abroad

You'll quickly adjust to the way of life in your chosen student city


your academic study skills

Continuation Degrees

MSc (Hons)
International Business Management
Whether you’re contemplating a career in international business or currently working and planning to enhance your qualifications, this course will give you the tools you need to be successful in the international business management arena.
MSc (Hons)
International Finance
Whether you are looking for a role in the provision and management of financial services or planning to undertake research in the area, this course will equip you with the appropriate theoretical and practical learning.
MSc (Hons)
International Human Resource Management
If you're interested in a career involving responsibility for the management and leadership of employees in a global environment then this course is for you. Human Resource Management (HRM) is a vital area of business. Successful people management, effective recruitment and a knowledge of employment law are keystones to the running and development of any company, whatever its size.
MSc (Hons)
Our course has been developed for students who have not previously studied Accounting but are interested in a career in accountancy or performance management or who are interested in conducting academic research in accounting and business reporting.
MSc (Hons)
Global Hospitality Management
Explore Global Hospitality Management in the world's foremost festival city. Based in the tourism capital of Scotland (UK), at the country's largest provider of postgraduate tourism education, this programme seeks to develop the global hospitality managers of the future.
MSc (Hons)
International Tourism Destination Management
The MSc International Tourism Destination Management programme will equip you with the knowledge you need to successfully operate in an international tourism business. You will study alongside leading tourism academics to build an in-depth knowledge of tourism management, destination marketing and experience design to enhance your career within the sector. This programme is ideal for those with no background in tourism wishing to upskill and move into a vibrant, fast-paced and diverse industry.
MSc (Hons)
International Heritage and Cultural Tourism Management
The MSc International Heritage & Cultural Tourism Management programme is ideal for those with prior scholarship in tourism, leisure or travel-related subjects. This advanced degree will equip you with the knowledge you need to successfully operate a heritage or cultural tourism business and devise policies and strategies for the industry. You will study alongside leading tourism academics to build an advanced knowledge of heritage management, natural area tourism, experience design and visual culture to enhance your career within the sector.
MSc (Hons)
International Festival and Event Management
Visitors from all over the globe travel to this tourism-friendly capital city every year to experience its renowned arts and cultural festivals alongside its thriving portfolio of entertainment, business, and sporting events, making it a great place to study international festival and event management. This Masters degree will equip you with the knowledge you need to successfully plan, coordinate and manage international festivals and events, and to devise policies and strategies for the festival and event industry.