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Pre-Master's - Energy & Sustainability

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 Energy & Sustainability.

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Overview

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 can study over one or two terms depending on your academic qualifications and English language level. The one-term offers you a fast track route to your chosen degree course and is studied over three months. The two-term is studied over six months and provides additional academic English and subject-related support.

Key Information

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Duration

15 months:

3 months pathway + 1 year degree

18 months:

6 months pathway + 1 year degree

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Start Dates

January 2023 | September 2023 | November 2023 | January 2024
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Pathway Tuition Fee

£10,995.00£14,995.00

Course English Language Requirement
One term 6.0 overall with 5.5. minimum in all components 6.0 in writing
Two terms 5.5 overall with 5.5. minimum in all components 6.0 in writing
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.

Subject Specific Modules

This module considers key elements of both micro- and macro-economics and relates them to the experiences of entrepreneurs and their businesses. The rationale for, nature of and impact of the economic policies of national governments and wider economic groupings such as the European Union are examined.

The main aim of this module is to develop a greater understanding of some of the key activities and functions associated with establishing and managing a business. The main topics studied include the different types of business structure, their ownership models and legal bases and the significance of sustainability and an ethical approach; Organisational Behaviour; including the psychological contract and organisational culture; Management theories and styles; Leadership within business; an introduction to Operations Management including operations strategy performance objectives setting and quality management.

Taught over two terms, this module develops awareness of the legal and ethical frameworks within which business operates. It considers both the history of workplace regulation and then more recent adoption of ethical stances on the impact of business activities on society and the environment.

Taught over two terms, this module develops awareness of the legal and ethical frameworks within which business operates. It considers both the history of workplace regulation and then more recent adoption of ethical stances on the impact of business activities on society and the environment.

Continuation degrees

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

LLM (Hons)
International Energy Commerce and Finance

Prepares for a business and finance career that is directly and indirectly related to the energy industries.

MSc (Hons)
Sustainability and Environmental Modelling

Environmental modelling can help improve environmental systems through research and analysis

MSc (Hons)
Sustainability and Renewables

Learn to analyse and study the ongoing international renewable energy transition from a range of perspectives

MSc (Hons)
Sustainability and the Transition to a Low Carbon Economy

Learn about the principles of sustainability, its impact, and its success in policy application at international, national, and local levels

MSc (Hons)
Sustainability: Climate Change and the Green Economy

Examine the role of climate change action in driving the transition to a sustainable, green economy and explore the steps to achieve it

MSc (Hons)
Sustainability and Water Security

Explore the governance, and the economic, social, and environmental challenges arising from the demands on water resources

MSc (Hons)
Sustainability

Study the law and governance around strategic sustainability questions, and create action plans using computerised modelling and assessment techniques

MSc (Hons)
International Energy Commerce

Develop analytical skills and understand commercial and regulatory processes for a career in the energy industries

MSc (Hons)
International Mineral Resources Management

Develop analytical skills and learn to understand commercial and regulatory processes for a career in the international mineral resource industries

MSc (Hons)
International Oil and Gas Management

Develop investigative and analytical skills, improve your knowledge, and understand the business processes needed for a career in the oil and gas industry

MSc (Hons)
International Energy Studies and Oil and Gas Economics

Develop your understanding of the economics and policy issues facing the international oil and gas industries

MSc (Hons)
International Energy Studies and Energy Finance

Develop your understanding of the economic and financial issues facing the international energy sector

MSc (Hons)
International Energy Studies and Energy Economics

Develop your understanding of the economic and policy issues facing the international energy sector

LLM (Hons)
International Oil and Gas Law and Policy

Understand how governments regulate the oil industry and the structure of the contracts and agreements needed to allocate risk to individual companies

LLM (Hons)
International Mineral Law and Policy

Study the ways in which the minerals industry is evolving and examine the regulatory and contractual environment around this sector

LLM (Hons)
International Energy Law and Policy

Examine how energy is regulated, the legal structure of the electricity and gas industries, energy disputes, and their resolution

Supporting students to success

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

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)