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Pre-Master's

The 6-month Pre-Master's programme will improve your English language and develop your research and study skills in preparation for postgraduate study.

It provides a direct route to a wide variety of master's programmes at the University of Stirling. You will improve your English language skills, develop the necessary study and research skills and become accustomed to living and studying in the UK in advance of your postgraduate degree.

Course features

  • A specialist pathway that offers active learning in your chosen subject area.
  • Choose from a range of progression options, with guaranteed university placement for all successful students.
  • Choose from our 6-month or 9-month programme depending on your English language level.
  • Adapt to studying in the UK with a strong focus on study skills and postgraduate research skills.
  • Receive additional English language tuition if you have a lower level of English.
  • Guidance with your university applications and the chance to meet university representatives at our Annual Placement Fair.
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How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 21 years and above
Academic requirements:

Pass in an undergraduate degree in any academic subject or Diploma (3-5 years) with high grades in any academic subject.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at the University of Stirling you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £3,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
7 January 2019 7 June 2019 2 Terms £10,050
1 April 2019 23 August 2019 2 Terms £10,050
7 January 2020 5 June 2020 2 Terms
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30 March 2020 21 August 2020 2 Terms
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Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 14 hours
  • Average total per week: 20 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.00pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to determine whether you have met the University's English requirements before progressing to your degree programmes.

Methods of assessment include:

  • written texts
  • extended essays
  • listening tests
  • presentations
  • research project

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 21 years and above
Academic requirements:

Pass in an undergraduate degree in any academic subject or Diploma (3-5 years) with high grades in any academic subject.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at the University of Stirling you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £3,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
7 January 2019 7 June 2019 2 Terms £10,050
1 April 2019 23 August 2019 2 Terms £10,050
7 January 2020 5 June 2020 2 Terms
-
30 March 2020 21 August 2020 2 Terms
-

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 14 hours
  • Average total per week: 20 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.00pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to determine whether you have met the University's English requirements before progressing to your degree programmes.

Methods of assessment include:

  • written texts
  • extended essays
  • listening tests
  • presentations
  • research project
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