Postgraduate entry requirements


Studying a postgraduate degree in the UK is a great way to boost your employability skills. Check out the entry requirements for our Pre-Masters pathways to start your journey.

We understand you may face disruption in receiving your final academic results and English language test in 2020. Whilst our courses are online, we have introduced the following changes so that you can start your journey and we can get you to where you want to be.

For academic results we will take in to account your individual circumstances when assessing academic achievement. For further information about this, please contact your Student Enrolment Advisor or make an online enquiry, or contact your local agent.

For English language tests, we have expanded the list of English tests we will accept for entry to programmes at University of Aberdeen International Study Centre. Find out more here.

Please note that when teaching transitions from online to on-campus delivery, you will need to obtain a UKVI Secure English Language Test (SELT) for visa purposes before you can travel to the UK to continue your studies.

Admissions

Your pathway to your Masters degree at Aberdeen begins at the International Study Centre. You’ll need to meet the minimum academic and English language entry requirements listed below before joining us.

After you’ve completed your course and achieved the required grades, you can progress to your postgraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen.

Pre-Masters Programme entry requirements

  • Business and Law

    To apply for this Business and Law pathway, you'll need to meet the following entry requirements depending on your chosen subject route:

    Academic:

    To study a Business degree at Aberdeen, you will need a good, recognised degree or advanced diploma in any discipline. Certain programmes, such as the MBA, require two years post-degree relevant work experience.

    For a Law degree, you will need a good undergraduate degree or advanced degree in Law or a related discipline.

    English language:

    Academic IELTS for UKVI 6.0 (minimum 6.0 in writing and no skill below 5.5)

  • Science and Engineering

    To apply for this Science and Engineering pathway, you'll need to meet the following entry requirements depending on your chosen subject route:

    Academic:

    You will need a good, recognised degree or advanced diploma in Engineering or Science. Applicants who do not meet this requirement may also be considered if they can demonstrate significant relevant work experience, in addition to a good degree.

    English language:

    Academic IELTS for UKVI 6.0 (minimum 6.0 in writing and no skill below 5.5)

  • Country specific entry requirements
    Your country Academic qualification(s) you need to have
    Bangladesh Recognised first degree - 3 year undergraduate degree with overall of 50% (Hons) and 55% (Regular Pass)
    China 4 year full time studies Bachelor degree average 65% / 4 year full times studies Undergraduate Graduation Certificate 70% /3 year full time studies Higher Education Diploma average 70%
    Ghana Undergraduate degree or HND in a related subject area (Grades A+ to B/3.0-4.0)
    Hong Kong First degree (honours/ordinary) OR HND, Honours Diploma, Associate Degree, Professional Diploma all in a related subject area with GPA 2.5 +
    India Recognised first degree - 3 year undergraduate degree with overall of 45% (Hons) and 50% (Regular Pass)
    Indonesia Recognised first degree or D4 Diploma with grades A4-B3
    Iran Recognised first degree, GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
    Japan Recognised first degree with 60% or above or 3 year associated degree with 70% or above
    Jordan Recognised first degree, GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
    Kazakhstan Successful completion of Bakalavar, Specialist Diploma/Kazakh Diploma (4-5 years) with grades 3/4/5. Recognised first degree.
    Korea Recognised first degree with 60% or above or Ordinary Bachelors at 70% or above
    Libya Higher Diploma in a related subject
    Macau Recognised first degree (honours/ordinary) GPA 2.0
    Malaysia  Recognised first degree or Advanced Diploma in a related subject area (A, B & C/2.0+)
    Nigeria Recognised first degree or HND (in related subject). Distinction and Upper credit only
    Pakistan Recognised first degree - 3 year undergraduate degree with overall of 50% (Hons) and 55% (Regular Pass), 4 Year Undergraduate (Any) 50%, ACCA 9 papers, HND Level 6
    Qatar Recognised first degree, GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
    Russia Bakalavar, Specialist Diploma (4/5 years) with a minimum GPA of 4.0
    Saudi Arabia Recognised first degree GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
    Singapore Pass from a recognised first degree or Advanced Diploma or Singapore Diploma
    Taiwan Recognised first degree/Bachelor degree at GPA 2.0
    Thailand Bachelor degree with 2.0 on the 4.0 scale or Higher Diploma of Technical or Vocational Education or Associate Degree
    Turkey Lisans Diplomasi or Muhendis Diplomasi at GPA 2.1 or above
    UAE Recognised first degree
    Ukraine Recognised first degree/Bakavalar/Ukrainian Diploma with a minimum GPA of 7.0
    USA Successful completion of degree GPA 2.0 on a 4 point scale
    Vietnam Recognised First Degree with GPA 6.0 . Recognised Associate Degree or Higher Diploma with high grades (7.0+)

Pre-Sessional English

If you do not meet the English language entry requirements for your chosen Pre-Masters Programme, you can enrol on a Pre-Sessional English course prior to starting your programme.

  • 10-week programme

    English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 (minimum 5.0 in all skills)

  • 5-week programme

    English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 (minimum 5.5 in all skills)

What happens next?

Once you’ve chosen your Pre-Masters subject route and seen what academic and English language grades you need, you can apply to join us. We offer support throughout the entire application process, as well as scholarships for a range of progression degrees.

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