Pre-Master's - Health Science

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.

Apply Now

Course overview

The International Incorporated Master (IIM) Health Science supports international students who wish to progress to their postgraduate studies at De Montfort University (DMU) by joining the IIM, which upon successful completion, allows them to progress onto their chosen Master’s degree programme. The 2-term programme provides an academic bridge into the master’s year for students whose prior education would preclude direct entry into the standard master’s year in a general science-based postgraduate degree at DMU. Joining IIM Health Science at DMUIC provides these students with the opportunity to develop their academic study skills and core critical research skills in a range of appropriate 15-credit modules

Key Information



Two Terms:

6 months Pre-Master's + 1 year degree

Start Dates

April | January

Pathway Tuition Fee


Course English Language Requirement
One term IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component
Two terms IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.5. minimum in all components
One term +6 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component, except writing which must be 5.5
Two terms +6 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in each component
Two terms +12 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 4.5 with no less than 4.0 in each component

What you will study

Alongside core modules, you will study subject-specific modules that will equip you with a foundation of knowledge for your chosen field of study.

Modules you will study

The sustainability in Health and social Science module is intended to provide students to an introduction of the fundamental concepts of how Health Science and sustainability are related, and to understand the issues in public and global health. The module will help to explore the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and how this can impact different health systems and their subsequent approach to policy.

This module aims to equip students with a critical understanding of the principles and processes of research. It discusses the major forms of research design and provides students with an opportunity to acquire skills in research data collection and analysis. The module also addresses the important issues of research governance, including ethical approval processes.

This module will allow you to undertake a research proposal relevant to health and social science. The aim of this research proposal is to enable you to develop the skills of planning out a piece of empirical research whilst thinking about various considerations such as ethics, sampling, methodology and data analysis.

Continuation degrees

This study route offers you a pathway to the following degree courses

MSc (Hons)
Health Psychology
There is a significant focus on developing skills that are transferable to a variety of careers and contexts on an international level. The course is designed to improve your understanding in professional areas such as ethics and reflective practice to enhance your employability across a range of health and social care careers. Successful graduates (who already hold a BPS-accredited undergraduate award in Psychology) can progress on to stage two training in Health Psychology in order to attain registration as a practitioner psychologist.
MSc (Hons)
Psychology Wellbeing
Completion of the course will lead to a number of career opportunities worldwide, including research, teaching and those within the caring professions. It also facilitates career development and progression. Other students might use the course as a stepping-stone to specialised PhD study.
MSc (Hons)
Global Health
The Global Health postgraduate course is an ideal progression opportunity for graduates from a range of courses such as Health and Wellbeing in Society, Psychology, Nutrition, Biomedical Science, Youth Work and Community Development or those wishing to work in or already working in global health settings.

As DMUIC is situated in England’s most vibrant and multicultural city, I had the opportunity to make friends from different countries. The most amazing thing was that the DMUIC staff including all teachers and the office persons were very motivational and welcoming. They provide the best routes for study to every individual.”

Syed Asim Hussain Pakistan, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I’ve enjoyed studying at DMUIC, the tutors are excellent and have helped me settle into life as a university student. They are also really supportive and have helped myself and other students with other issues outside of the classroom such as accommodation.

Nafisa Bangladesh, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I have successfully progressed onto my degree course at the University of Bradford because of UBIC's reliable policies and teaching programme. To the new students, those who just started their foundation at Bradford International College, I must say you are going to pass the class, the only thing required is your attention and leave the rest on UBIC's staff because they are the one that are going to lead you to a brilliant future as it is a pathway to success.

Shoaib Khan Pakistan, University of Bradford International College (UBIC)

I have a lot of international friends here at BUIC, and I’ve learnt so much from them. There is always a lot to do together both on and off-campus.

Sagar Nepal, Bangor University International College (BUIC)

I would recommend UGIC because it is based on the main University of Greenwich campus, a cosmopolitan university. At UGIC, there are students from all around the world, and I've made a lot of friends from exciting places."

Gozel Turkmenistan, University of Greenwich International College (UGIC)

I think one of the main reasons the IIM (pre-masters) has been so helpful is because the staff are so supportive and are always able to help me. Whether it is understanding a module or finding out how to sort accommodation, they will help you with everything. I’ve enjoyed studying at Bangor, the people are friendly, and the environment is also really peaceful and safe. It’s given me the best opportunity to succeed in my studies here in the UK.

Tong Tong China, Bangor University International College (BUIC)