Pre-master's courses

  • A pre-master’s course will prepare you for success in your master’s degree. You will improve your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level.

    You should consider taking a pre-master’s course if any of the following applies to you:

    • You want to meet the academic or language requirements for a master’s.
    • You want to boost your confidence and experience UK university life before your master’s.                        
    • You have not studied for some time and want some extra preparation.
  • Alisa Stef, pre-master's student

    My pre-master’s was probably the best investment that I have made both financially and time-wise. Coming from a different background, not a British one, I really, really needed that preparation and now I feel it.

    Alisa Stef, Romania, Pre-Master’s Certificate followed by LLM International Law
  • 5 benefits of our pre-master’s courses

    1. Once you enrol you will have a guaranteed pathway to your master’s by passing with appropriate grades.
    2. Study from just 12-24 weeks depending on your needs.
    3. You have access to the same high- quality facilities and support services as our degree students.
    4. You will have a personal academic adviser to support your studies and help you make the right decisions in your course.
    5. You will study and become friends with people from all over the world, making your time on your course unforgettable.

  • See how a pre-master's helped these students

  • After your pre-master's

    A pre-master’s course will prepare you for master’s degrees in these areas:

    • Accounting and Finance
    • Arts
    • Biotechnology and medical sciences
    • Business and Marketing
    • Computing and communication technologies
    • Education
    • History
    • Hospitality management
    • Law
    • Planning
    • Politics and international relations
    • Psychology
    • Publishing
    • Real estate and construction
    • Public health
    • Social sciences
    • Sport and health sciences

    Some master's degrees may have further requirements such as work experience or a portfolio. A pre-master's does not provide these but will still develop the study skills and academic language level you need. For a full list of master's degrees you can progress on to, open the course pages below.


  • 12-week pre-master's courses

    These short, one-semester courses provide the extra preparation you need for your master's degree. One of these pre-master's courses is for native or near-native English speakers.

  • Language requirement: IELTS 6.0 (5.5 in Reading/Listening/Speaking; 6.0 in Writing) or equivalent.

    Start this course in January or May.

     Dates  Tuition fees
     24 January to 18 May 2019  £5,730


    Open the course page for detailed course information.

     

    Language requirement: IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent) or native/near-native speakers.

    Start this course in January.

    Dates Tuition fees
    24 January to 18 May 2019     £5,730


    This course can also be studied part-time across two semesters. Open the course page for detailed course information.


  • 24-week pre-master's course

    The Pre-Master's Diploma lasts one academic year if you need longer to prepare for a master's degree.

  • Language requirement: IELTS 5.5 with 5.5 in each skill (or equivalent).

    Start this course in January or September.

    Dates Tuition fees
    17 September 2018 to 18 May 2019     £11,440
    24 January to 9 August 2019 £11,440

    Open the course page for detailed course information.


  • Two-Year Master's

    Combine a pre-master's with a master's degree in a single programme. You only need one visa and one application for the entire course.

  • Your first year is a pre-master’s. You will progress automatically to your master’s degree after passing your first year.

    Language requirement: IELTS 5.5 with 5.5 in each skill (or equivalent).

    Start this course in January or September.

    Dates (of your pre-master's year) Tuition fees
    17 September 2018 to 18 May 2019 £11,440
       


    Open the course page for detailed course information

  • £1,000 scholarships

    If you are one of the highest achievers in your pre-master's you will be eligible for one of four £1,000 scholarships for your master's at Oxford Brookes.

  • Apply for a pre-master's course

    Use our online application form to apply for your pre-master's.