Pathways to postgraduate study

Enhance your future


Studying a postgraduate pathway programme allows you to build on the skills you developed in your home country, whilst preparing to continue your academic adventure at a UK university. At the International Study Centre, we will help you to adjust to a new life in Scotland, as well as guiding you as you get used to a new education system.

Our programmes are designed in collaboration with University academics, ensuring you are benefiting from the same high standard of teaching Aberdeen is known for. Postgraduate degrees at Aberdeen are typically one year in length, with the International Study Centre offering multiple entry points and course lengths to ensure you get the support you need to succeed on your degree. The Pre-Masters Programme at the International Study Centre is a fast-track 12-week programme, ensuring you graduate from your Masters degree in as little time as possible, ready to start your career.

Choose how you study


You can choose to study your programme on campus or start virtually from home.

Discover the Pre-Masters Programme

Deepen your academic knowledge and improve your English language skills through a twelve-week programme designed to prepare you for postgraduate study at the University of Aberdeen. If you studied your undergraduate degree in your home country but now want to enhance your employability by studying at a world-class research university, this pathway is for you. Our Pre-Masters Programme offers:

  • a fast-track twelve-week programme designed to prepare you for postgraduate study in the UK.
  • the chance to develop your academic subject knowledge and English language skills.
  • help adjusting to a new education system.
  • extra English language support with our five or ten-week Pre-Sessional English programme.
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