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Pre-Master's - Design

In this course, you will be provided with a specialist support from experienced tutors 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 Design.

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The Pre-Masters is designed for students who do not qualify for direct entry to a postgraduate degree at the University of Dundee. This could be because of the grades achieved in your undergraduate degree; your current qualifications are not equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree or if you want to improve your academic and English language skills.

The Pre-Masters course will equip you with the advanced skills you need to complete your postgraduate study at the University of Dundee. You will study over one term, this is a fast track route to your chosen degree course and is studied over three months.

Key Information



15 months:

3 months pathway + 1 year degree


Start Dates

September 2022 | November 2022 | January 2023

Pathway Tuition Fee


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.

Core Modules

These modules support students as they prepare for their postgraduate studies, extending and developing existing language and academic study skills.

The aim of the module is to develop knowledge and understanding of how to conduct an informed literature search, and how to produce a concise description and succinct analysis of literature relevant to professional practice and / or advanced academic study in Design.

The aim of this module is to provide students with both theoretical knowledge and practical understanding of designing a solution to a real world problem. Students will be encouraged to further develop their creative practice by adopting a thinking through making approach and enhance their ability to communicate project outcomes in a professional manner to new audiences.

Continuation degrees

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

MSc (Hons)
Product Design

This research-driven and interdisciplinary course will teach you to design and build prototypes that challenge the way people interact with technology

MSc (Hons)
Spatial Planning and Sustainable Urban Design

Learn how to apply urban design principles and practices to create sustainable quality spaces and places in urban environments

MSc (Hons)
Design for Business

Through a mixture of theory and practice, you will learn to use design thinking to innovate, transform businesses, and realise your leadership potential

Supporting students to success

Learn more about what our students have to say when studying across our education network.

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)