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Pre-Masters Programme

What is 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. 100% of students who completed the Pre-Masters Programme at Aberdeen International Study Centre were offered progression to a degree course at the University of Aberdeen in 2023.

Why study the Pre-Masters Programme?

A fast-track twelve-week programme designed to prepare you for postgraduate study at the University of Aberdeen (either a September or January start)

Develop your academic subject knowledge and English language skills

Help adjusting to a new education system

Need to improve your IELTS?

We offer an additional Online English language programme which is designed to raise your IELTS to the required level for the Pre-Masters programme.

English language preparation

Key facts

  • Course length: 12 weeks (1 term)
  • Start date:
    • May (to start your degree in September)
    • September (to start your degree in January)
  • Term dates: Check the term dates
  • Fees: Check your programme fees
  • Scholarships: Learn more about available scholarships

Your study plan

The Pre-Masters Programme offers two entry points for progression to the postgraduate study - either a September or January start at the University, as long as you meet the minimum entry requirements and pay your fees.

Aberdeen Postgraduate study plan

Note: The postgraduate degrees are normally 12 months at the University of Aberdeen, however there're a few progression degrees which are 15 months.

Join us today

Our student enrolment advisors are available to answer your questions and help you with your application. We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Aberdeen family.