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Pre-Master's - De Montfort University International College

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Key Information

The Pre-Master’s at DMUIC is designed for those students who do not qualify for direct entry to a postgraduate degree at De Montfort University. 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.

You can study the Pre Master’s over one or two terms depending on your academic qualifications and English language level.

Key Information



15 months:

(One Term Pre-Masters) + 1 year degree

18 months:

(Two Term Pre-Masters) + 1 year degree


Start Dates

April 2022 | January 2023 | June 2022 | September 2022

Pathway Tuition Fee


How does the course work

Our course is designed for those students who do not qualify for direct entry to a postgraduate degree at De Montfort University. You can study the Pre Masters Program over one or two terms depending on your academic qualifications and English language level.

You can choose from one of the following three routes:

  • Art and Design
  • Business
  • Engineering

Extend your academic knowledge in your chosen field of study

  • Improve your English language ability to postgraduate level
  • Develop critical communication skills
  • Improve career opportunities and salary potential
  • Provides the opportunity to specialise in a new field of study


In addition to subject modules specific to your discipline there are core modules common to all Pre Masters students:

Common modules for ALL Pre Masters pathways

You will learn how to fully express your opinions and arguments in writing as well as through speech; you will also be able to produce high quality written academic work and enhance your research skills.

This module aims to help you develop the skills and confidence to effectively engage in postgraduate study.

Available subjects
Art and Design

This course has been specifically created to enhance your skills, knowledge and practice of art and design. You will explore digital techniques, traditional art mediums and professional practice across the industry. Students also benefit from using state-of-the-art DMU Art and Design facilities in the award-winning Vijay Patel Building.


Develop practical insight into Engineering at master’s level. This course will give you thorough grounding in fundamental theories as well as real-world knowledge in a subject which offers excellent career prospects. You will also develop an industry-relevant portfolio, gain the ability to lead large engineering projects and help to bring a new academic approach.


This course will enhance your skills, knowledge and understanding of professional practice within the business and commerce industry. You’ll develop subject knowledge in relevant areas such as management and marketing and improve your study skills to better prepare for your degree.

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)