Bangor University International College

Pre-Master's - Bangor University International College (BUIC)

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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Key Information

The Pre-Master’s stage of our IIM focuses on equipping you with the academic English language skills you need to complete your postgraduate study at Bangor University.

You can select from a range of degree courses at Bangor University.

Key Information



15 months:

(one Term Pre-Masters) + 1 year degree

18 months:

(two Term Pre-Masters) + 1 year degree

Start Dates

January | September

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


As well as modules unique to your specific pathway, you will also study several modules that are common to all pathways.

Common modules

This course features additional academic English language support. It will provide you with an initial period of intensive English language training and assessments before you can continue onto the modules from your chosen route. The number of terms you complete will depend on your current English level.

This module introduces the structure, demands and expectations of postgraduate study in business or psychology in the UK. There is an emphasis on the development of academic skills of particular relevance to postgraduate study, including research methods. You will be encouraged to become more independent, reflective and critical, as well as developing group-working and teambuilding skills.

These modules prepare you for study at Master’s level at Bangor University, by raising your English language standard from a minimum of 5.5 IELTS to 6.0 IELTS or higher. You will continue to increase linguistic competence and boost confidence in the use of English. There is emphasis on the development of critical and analytical ability, evaluation and creative engagement with study materials, and the development of skills as an independent learner.

This module introduces and develops English skills directly relevant to the academic study of business. You will develop an understanding of basic business models, explore and interpret business source materials, and use these and other learning materials in business case studies designed to enhance understanding of how business works in practice.

Available Subjects
Accounting and Finance

The Pre-Masters will give you the essential skills you need to continue studying one of Bangor’s exceptional postgraduate degrees in accounting and finance.


This course offers you an alternative route to a masters in Psychology at Bangor University. With this course you’ll develop your English language skills, critical thinking while developing your knowledge in the field of Psychology.

Investment and Banking

This course aims to broaden your skillset and understanding of Finance, Investment and Banking as well as Business and how those influence each other.

Business and Management

The Pre-Masters in Business and Management is the ideal start to your chosen Masters degree at Bangor University.

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)

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