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Pre-Masters Programme (Masters with Int Prep Study)

Change your future and secure the education you've been dreaming of. This Southampton Pre-Masters is an integrated programme designed to prepare and develop students from outside the UK who have an undergraduate degree but may not be considered adequately qualified for direct entry to their chosen Masters course.

(Please note: students with an undergraduate degree from the UK are not normally considered for this programme)

Introducing your course

This is the course page for Pre-Masters Programme (Masters with Int Prep Study) at the University of Southampton. Find out everything about Pre-Masters Programme (Masters with Int Prep Study) and what studying here involves.

In this course page we explain a range of key information about the course. This includes typical entry requirements, modules you can take and how assessment works.

If you still have questions, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer any enquiries. See our contact us page for our telephone, email and address information.

Overview

The programme provides a direct route for students onto a variety of master’s degree programmes including Archaeology, Art, Business, Engineering, English, Film, History, Law, Modern Languages, Music and Philosophy.  It is available for 18 months (January start) or 2 years duration (September start) -some exceptions apply.

Successful completion of the Pre-Masters programme guarantees progression to a master’s programme from the list below:

Archaeology (Humanities)

MSc Business and Heritage Management

MA/MSc Maritime Archaeology

MA Osteoarchaeology

 

Winchester School of Art (Only available for September start)

MA Design: Design Management

MA Design: Advertising Design Management

MA Design: Fashion Management

MA Design: Fashion Marketing and Branding

MA Design: Luxury Brand Management

MA Design: Global Media Management

 

Southampton Business School (Management)

MSc Accounting and Finance

MSc Accounting and Management

MSc Corporate Risk and Security Management

MSc Digital Marketing

MSc Global Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

MSc Human Resource Management

MSc International Management

MSc Knowledge and Information Systems Management

MSc Marketing Management

MSc Organisational Change Management

MSc Project Management

MSc Strategy & Innovation

Southampton MBA*

*For admission to the Southampton MBA programme there is an additional requirement of at least four years relevant work experience.

 

Advanced Mechanical Engineering (Only available for January start)

MSc Bioengineering

MSc Computational Engineering Design

MSc Engineering Materials

MSc Mechatronics

MSc Propulsion and Engine Systems Engineering

 

English (Humanities)

MA 20th and 21st Century Literature

MA Creative Writing

MA Eighteenth-Century Studies

MA English Literary Studies

 

Film (Humanities)

MA Film

MA Film and Cultural Management

 

Health Sciences

Masters with Integrated Preparatory Study

MSc Leadership & Management in Health & Social Care

MSc Advanced Clinical Practice: Standard; Critical Care; Children and Young People & Midwifery pathways

MSc Clinical Leadership in Cancer, Palliative and End of Life Care

MSc Health Sciences: Standard & Mental Health Pathway

 

History (Humanities)

MA History

MA Jewish History and Culture

 

Law

LLM General

LLM Corporate and Commercial Law

LLM Information Technology and Commerce

LLM International Business Law

LLM International Law

LLM Maritime Law

 

Modern Languages (Humanities)

MA Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching

MA Applied Linguistics (Research Methodology)

MA English Language Teaching

MA Global Englishes

MA Language Acquisition Research

MA Transnational Studies

 

Music (Only available for September start)

MMus Music

 

Philosophy (Humanities)

MA Aesthetics

MA Philosophy

To Apply

To apply please complete our online form by selecting Masters with Int Prep Study

  • Before submitting your application, you should check both the academic and English language entry requirements specific to your chosen course.
  • Completed applications must be accompanied by academic transcripts, English level certificates (if available) and letters of recommendation.

Entry Requirements

Typical entry requirements

Selection process

Intake: 50

Average applications per place: 5

Application is made direct to the University of Southampton. 

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

Application deadlines

There is no application deadline but we advise that you need to allow at least two months between applying and the start of your programme in order to have sufficient time to apply for a visa.

You will only need one visa for the duration of the two-year course.

Entry requirements

This programme is suitable for you if you: 

  • Have a bachelor degree from a recognised institution
  • Have not studied for an undergraduate degree in the UK
  • Are not considered qualified for direct entry to your chosen Masters programme
  • Do not have English as your first language
  • Have a good intermediate level of English language proficiency
  • Have the academic potential to succeed on your specified Masters programme once you have successfully completed part I of this programme.

More information about English Language requirements and support

English language proficiency
  • 2 year programme: minimum IELTS 5.5
  • 18-month programme: minimum IELTS 6.0 or equivalent qualification - exceptions apply

Find out more about our English Language requirements and the options available for English language support.

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

Modules

Typical course content

You will have tutorials to provide guidance on your personal learning and progression.  All modules are delivered on campus and are assessed through coursework assignments, exams and the research project.

Year 1

Semester One
Compulsory
HUMA3005
English for Academic Purposes
MANG1003
Introduction to Management
Semester Two

Research Project - Students undertake a research project of their own choice

Compulsory
PHIL3039
Reasoning, Study and Research Skills

Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Fees & funding

Tuition fees

Fees for postgraduate taught courses vary across the University. All fees are listed for UK, EU and international full-time and part-time students alphabetically by course name.

View the full list of course fees

Funding

Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

Explore funding opportunities

Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:

TypeDescription
StationeryYou will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationary items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc.). Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile.
BooksWhere a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source. Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.
EquipmentComputer Discs or USB drives - Students are expected to provide their own portable data storage device. Software Licenses - All software is provided Hardware - It is advisable that students provide their own laptop or personal computer, although shared facilities are available across the University campus.
Printing and copyingWhere possible, coursework such as essays; projects; dissertations is likely to be submitted on line. However, there are some items where it is not possible to submit on line and students will be asked to provide a printed copy. The University printing costs are currently: A4 - 5p per side (black and white) or 25p per side (colour) A3 - 10p per side (black and white) or 50p per side (colour) Please Note: Paper sizes not recognised by the printing devices will prompt you to select the size and then charge a minimum of 50p per black and white copy and a maximum of £1 per colour copy. You can pay for your printing by using the money loaders or by using print copy payment service by going to http://www.southampton.ac.uk/isolutions/students/printing-for-students.page Please remember that we are unable to refund any credit that has not been used by the end of your course, so please consider this when topping up your printing/copy account. http://www.southampton.ac.uk/printcentre/index.page? also offers a printing and copying service as well as a dissertation/binding service. Current printing and copying costs can be found at http://www.southampton.ac.uk/printcentre/copyrooms/service.pageThey also provide a large format printing service, e.g. Academic posters. Details of current costs can be found at http://www.southampton.ac.uk/printcentre/exhibition/academicposters.page?
PlacementsStudents on placement programmes can expect to cover costs for health and travel insurance, accommodation and living expenses; travel costs; visa costs. This will vary depending on which country you are travelling to. Specific details on what additional costs there will be are detailed in the individual module profiles which can be found under the modules tab of the programmes details of your programme.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

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