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Pre-Masters Programme (Masters with Int Prep Study)

University of Southampton · School of Humanities

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Entry requirements

This programme is suitable for you if you:

  • Have a bachelor degree from a recognised institution (minimum 2.2, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University)
  • Have not studied for an undergraduate degree in the UK
  • Are not considered qualified for direct entry to your chosen Masters programme
  • Do not have English as your first language
  • Have a good intermediate level of English language proficiency
  • Have the academic potential to succeed on your specified Masters programme once you have successfully completed part I of this programme.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Change your future and secure the education you've been dreaming of. This Southampton Pre-Masters is an integrated programme designed to prepare and develop students from outside the UK who have an undergraduate degree but may not be considered adequately qualified for direct entry to their chosen Masters course.

The programme provides a direct route for students onto a variety of master’s degree programmes including Archaeology, Art, Business, Economics, Engineering, English, Film, History, Law, Medicine, Modern Languages and Linguistics, Music, Philosophy and Economic, Social & Political Sciences.

Information for international students

English language proficiency

  • 2 year programme: IELTS 5.5 (with minimum of 5.5 in each section) or equivalent qualification- exceptions apply
  • 18-month programme: IELTS 6.0 (with minimum of 5.5 in each section) or equivalent qualification - exceptions apply

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Pre-Masters
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)23 8059 8062