Taught course

Pre Masters programme

Institution
University of St Andrews · English Language Teaching Centre
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

To enter, applicants must have good Bachelor's degree with a GPA equivalent to a 2.1 from a UK university. You must also have one of the following IELTS (Academic) scores: For September start, a score of 5.0 with a minimum of 5.0 in each subscore. For January start, a score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subscore.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Pre-Masters is a one-year full-time preparation programme which focuses on academic English language and study skills, integrated with academic lecture and seminar courses in a variety of subjects. The programme is taught by University of St Andrews staff who are members of the Centre for International Foundation Programmes team together with lecturers from the School of Management.

The main aim is to improve the students' academic study skills and English, so that by the end of the course, they are able to write a 3000-word academic essay, give an effective academic presentation, take adequate notes from lectures, read academic journals, textbooks and articles effectively, and are able to participate fully in academic life at masters level in a UK university.
The second aim of the course is to provide a solid base in various business-related subjects through a series of academic lecture and seminar courses delivered by staff from the School of Management. Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Management
  • Statistics
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • The Practice of Management
  • International Business
  • Accounting
  • Human Resource Management

Tuition fees

September 2017 start: TBC
January 2017 start: £13,300

Tuition fees include self-catered University accommodation.

The application deadline is 1 December 2016 for January 2017 entry. Please submit your application early to allow enough time to apply for a visa, if you need one.

Information for international students

You must have one of the following IELTS (Academic) scores: For September start, a score of 5.0 with a minimum of 5.0 in each subscore. For January start, a score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subscore.

Fees and funding

UK students
not applicable
International students
£13300 (January start; includes accommodation)

No funding is available for this programme.

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Jonathan Harvey
Email
elt@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1334 462255