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Pre-Master's - Law

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 Law.

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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 will study over one term, this is a fast track route to your chosen degree course and is studied over three months.

Key Information

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Duration

One term:

15 months: 3 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

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.

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 your chosen degree.

The aim of the module is to introduce students to social research methods of direct relevance to their further studies in law and familiarise them with standard research terminology. The module will cover qualitative, quantitative and evidence-based approaches to research in academic contexts.

The aims of the module are to provide students with a general introduction to government and society in the UK, focussing on the nature and sources of the British Constitution. The module will also look at more contemporary debates and events which have shaped or which could challenge the structure and role of the UK’s centralised and devolved political institutions. The module further aims to consider the nature of democracy through questions of power, justice, order, conflict, legitimacy and accountability.

Continuation degrees

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

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)
Business and Human Rights

From fake news and climate change to the gig economy, this course will help you understand the human rights impacts of business for your career

LLM (Hons)
Comparative and European Private International Law

Prepare or further your legal career in the treatment of cross-border disputes through our broad range of international law modules

LLM (Hons)
International Commercial Law (Dual Qualifying - CY Cergy Paris University)

Prepare or further your international legal career by studying commercial modules in both Scotland and France, with the opportunity to gain two masters degrees

LLM (Hons)
Corporate & Commercial Law

Prepare or further your legal career by studying a broad range of commercial modules which highlight issues of practical and contemporary relevance

LLM (Hons)
Environmental Law

Whatever your background, develop your skills and knowledge in environmental protection and sustainable development to address today's environmental challenges

LLM (Hons)
Comparative & European Private International Law

Study cross-border disputes through our broad range of international law modules in both Scotland and France, with the opportunity to gain two masters degrees

LLM (Hons)
Law (General)

Design a bespoke LLM course to suit your needs by choosing modules from areas such as corporate and commercial law to international law and security

LLM (Hons)
International Commercial Law

Prepare or further your international legal career by studying a range of commercial modules which highlight issues of practical and contemporary relevance

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)