Your pathway to a postgraduate degree is through the Pre Masters Program. If you do not meet the required qualifications for direct entry to a postgraduate degree at one of our university partners or want to improve your English language and academic skills, then this is for you.

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Entry onto IIM

The Pre Masters Program will prepare you for the UK, EU or US study system, giving you the confidence and skills that you’ll need to go further in your studies. Depending on your academic qualification and English language level and chosen programme, you can study the IIM over one or two terms.

What’s the difference between the one or two terms?
One Term Two Terms
3 months of study Six months of study
Additional academic English and subject-related support


Why study this course

You can choose to join the Pre Masters programme either in September, January, April or June, depending on your qualification level/chosen university.

If you don’t currently meet the English language level and academic skills for a master’s degree, then you may need to study an Pre Master’s programme. Once you successfully complete the programme, you can progress to your chosen master’s degree at the university.

Throughout your study of the Pre Masters Program, you will benefit from small class sizes and support from qualified and experienced teachers.

Available Routes
Mercy College International Graduate Pathway logo

The Mercy College International Graduate Pathway is a Pre-Masters program of academic and English Language study laying the groundwork for future success at Mercy College.

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Pre-Master's - De Montfort University International College logo

A postgraduate qualification can enhance your career opportunities and help you stand out to potential employers.

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Pre-Master's - University of Greenwich International College (UGIC) logo

Our Pre-Master’s (PM) programme offers you an alternative start to your masters degree at the University of Greenwich.

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Pre-Master's - Bangor University International College (BUIC) logo

The Pre-Master’s is designed for students who do not qualify for direct entry to the masters programmes at Bangor University, this could be because of the grades achieved in your bachelor degree; your current qualifications are not equivalent to a UK Bachelor degree or because you have a different background.

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Discover your route to a postgraduate degree

You can choose from a range of study locations and colleges to pursue your pathway programme and progress onto your chosen degree.

The Computer Science Master of Science degree equips students with cutting edge knowledge and tools to solve data science and software development problems. The program starts by providing fundamental computer science theories that make skilled practice possible.

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Earn your MBA in the heart of the business capital of the world. In just one year, you can put the country’s premier business credential in your hands. You will learn through hands-on-experiences giving you the opportunity to work on real projects, for real clients.

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The Master of Science in Business Analytics prepares its graduates for employment in a high growth area of the economy. The program is offered to candidates who wish to enter or advance their careers in that field.

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Information systems and computer networks are under constant attack from hackers, viruses and worms. The Cybersecurity Master of Science degree prepares students with the technical and analytical skills to secure data files, defend computers, shield computer networks and protect critical national electronic infrastructure.

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The Pre-Master’s (IIM) in Health and Science is designed to help international students with a qualifying diploma move directly onto the final year of a DMU degree course. Depending on your academic qualifications, the Pre-Master’s course can be studied over two terms.

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The PM in Education at ICD offers you direct entry to a postgraduate degree at the University of Dundee.

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In this course, you will be provided with a highly supportive and academically challenging environment in which to develop language, university study, and subject-specific modules related to your intended degree choices in the field of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

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The Pre-Master’s Preparation course at the Oxford Centre is designed to prepare international students for postgraduate study at university. You will strengthen your English language skills and develop business related knowledge.

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In this course, you will be provided with a highly supportive and academically challenging environment in which to develop language, university study, and subject-specific modules related to your intended degree choices in the field of Science, Engineering and Health.

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This course aims to broaden your skillset and understanding of computing and IT infrastructure, focusing on cyber security and technical project management.

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Key Features of the Pre Masters Program

Small class sizes

Up to 18 students

Student life abroad

You'll quickly adjust to the way of life in your chosen student city


your academic study skills

Continuation Degrees

LLM (Hons)
International and European Energy Markets
Gain the skills to mediate disputes around energy, and learn to avoid them through contract design and pre-abitration resolution
LLM (Hons)
International and European Energy Markets
Learn about the regulation of electricity markets, their challenges and issues, and explore solutions and models under both international and EU law
LLM (Hons)
The Low Carbon Just Transition
Explore disclosure, transparency, and ethics in the energy sector, and learn how to navigate societal issues while working towards a low-carbon economy
MSc (Hons)
Health Psychology
There is a significant focus on developing skills that are transferable to a variety of careers and contexts on an international level. The course is designed to improve your understanding in professional areas such as ethics and reflective practice to enhance your employability across a range of health and social care careers. Successful graduates (who already hold a BPS-accredited undergraduate award in Psychology) can progress on to stage two training in Health Psychology in order to attain registration as a practitioner psychologist.
MSc (Hons)
Psychology Wellbeing
Completion of the course will lead to a number of career opportunities worldwide, including research, teaching and those within the caring professions. It also facilitates career development and progression. Other students might use the course as a stepping-stone to specialised PhD study.
MSc (Hons)
Global Health
The Global Health postgraduate course is an ideal progression opportunity for graduates from a range of courses such as Health and Wellbeing in Society, Psychology, Nutrition, Biomedical Science, Youth Work and Community Development or those wishing to work in or already working in global health settings.
MSc (Hons)
Risk Management
Management and Finance
Provides business and non-business graduates with the tools and skills for a career in management, across multiple areas and disciplines