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Pre-Master’s Programme

The Pre-Master’s is a one-semester programme that will help you gain the specialist academic English language skills needed to succeed in a range of Master’s degrees at the University of Huddersfield.


of students who completed their Pre-Master's programme and achieved the required grades were offered a place at the University of Huddersfield in 2023.

Why study the Pre-Master's?

The Pre-Master's programme is specially designed to prepare ambitious international students with the skills and understanding needed to succeed in a postgraduate degree at Huddersfield. With a postgraduate degree, you can improve your career opportunity and salary potential, and even change career direction after completing your undergraduate degree.

What will I study?

Teaching will take place through a mix of face-to-face and virtual teacher-led learning. Find out more about what you can expect when you join us on campus

Classes for the Pre-Master's are modular in structure, meaning you will study a combination of core modules common to each route, and route-specific modules designed to focus on the subject area most relevant to your future degree. We will support you to gain:

  • A range of academic and learning skills
  • The right academic qualifications and subject understanding
  • The ability to use the English language in an academic environment to a high standard.

If you need additional English language support before beginning your programme, you can start with the Pre-Sessional English Programme for Pre-Master’s.

Combined visa

Save time and progress smoothly to the University with a combined visa. The visa covers the duration of your studies at both the International Study Centre and the University of Huddersfield.

  • No need to return home to apply for a new visa between your International Year One and chosen undergraduate degree
  • Over 30 alternatives to IELTS accepted as proof of your English language level
  • Allows you to work up to 20 hours per week, enhancing CV and graduate prospects
  • Suitable for students who have previously studied academic subjects in the UK
  • Gives you the opportunity to travel and explore the UK between courses.

Business, Management & Marketing

Want to expand your business, management and marketing knowledge? Choose this Pre-Master’s pathway programme to unlock your potential and prepare for a postgraduate degree at the University of Huddersfield.


Develop your skills and knowledge within the world of computing and prepare to study a postgraduate degree at the University of Huddersfield with this Pre-Master's programme. 

How to apply

Ready to apply? Discover how to submit an application and learn more about fees, term dates and entry requirements.

Join us today

Our student enrolment advisors are available to answer your questions and help you with your application. We can't wait to meet you.