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Pre-Masters students in the library

Your pathway to a postgraduate degree

The Pre-Master's programme provides international students with a pathway to various postgraduate degrees at the University of Huddersfield. The course will give you the academic foundation, vital skills and confidence to succeed in your Master's degree.

A combination of academic subjects, study skills and English language training is delivered to meet the needs of international students seeking a strong foundation for Master's degrees in business. After completing the course with required grades, you move on to your Master's programme.

Students can study:

Study structure

All routes are modular in structure, with core modules common to each route, and subject-specific modules, each carefully designed to focus on the academic area most useful to your chosen degree.

Once you complete the programme and achieve the required grades, you can enter your chosen postgraduate degree at the University the following September.

Please note: Students starting in August are able to enter the January Masters.

The best way to prepare

For a 12-month Master’s degree at the University of Huddersfield, you will need:

  • A range of academic and learning skills, which you may not have
  • The ability to adapt to a new cultural environment and thrive academically
  • The right academic qualification and a substantial understanding of the subject
  • The ability to use English in the academic environment to a high standard

If you do not meet the requirements for direct entry to a Master’s, or want to refresh your knowledge, then our specialist Pre-Master’s is the perfect programme for you.

Entry points

English language level Equivalent English for Pre-Master's (EPM) Entry Point  Pre-Master's Entry Point
IELTS 5.5 (with 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent No EPM required. August or January (Business only) or April
IELTS 5.0 (with 5.0 in all subskills) One term of EPM is required. Start EPM in September or January.
January (Business only) or April
IELTS 4.5 (across all skills) or equivalent Two terms of EPM is required. Start EPM in September.  April
IELTS 4.5 (across all skills) or equivalent Two terms of EPM is required. Start EPM in June.  January (Business only)
  • Please take note of your English language level, and select the right Entry Point. Your Student Enrolment Advisor will be able to help if you have any questions.

What our students say

The Pre Master’s helped me to understand the challenges that I will face in my Master’s. It was an excellent way for me to get used to the UK and familiarise myself with the academic framework. 
Rabake, Burkina Faso