Taught course

Pre-Masters Programme

University of St Andrews · English Language Teaching Centre

Entry requirements

To enter, you must have good Bachelor's degree with a GPA of around 3.2 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent to a 2.1 from a UK university).

Months of entry


Course content

The Pre-Masters is a full-time course designed for international students who want to study on a postgraduate Masters programme at the University of St Andrews or at another UK university. The programme aims to develop your English language proficiency and your academic literacy to prepare you for successful graduate study.

The programme is specifically designed to help you make the transition to business-related Masters level study, even if this is a different subject to your undergraduate degree. Applications are open to students with an undergraduate or Bachelors university degree in any arts, science or business-related discipline.

Most students on the Pre-Masters progress to business-related degrees at the University of St Andrews, although some students choose to take up offers from other UK institutions. Previous students have found this programme enables them to start their postgraduate study with greater confidence and to adapt more quickly to UK academic life.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Pre-Masters
    full time
    6 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0)1334 46 2255