The programme provides a direct route for students onto a variety of master’s degree programmes including Archaeology, Art, Business, Engineering, English, Film, Health Sciences, 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:
MSc Business and Heritage Management
MA/MSc Maritime Archaeology
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
MSc Accounting and Finance
MSc Accounting and Management
MSc Business Risk and Security Management
MSc Digital Marketing
MSc Entrepreneurship and Management
MSc Human Resource Management
MSc International Management
MSc Knowledge and Information Systems Management
MSc Marketing Management
MSc Project Management
MSc Business Strategy & Innovation Management
*For admission to the Southampton MBA programme there is an additional requirement of at least three years relevant work experience.
Advanced Mechanical Engineering (Only available for January start)
MSc Surface Engineering and Coatings
MSc Computational Engineering Design
MSc Engineering Materials
MSc Propulsion and Engine Systems Engineering
MA 20th and 21st Century Literature
MA Creative Writing
MA Eighteenth-Century Studies
MA English Literary Studies
MA Film and Cultural Management
Masters with Integrated Preparatory Study
MSc Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care
MSc Advanced Clinical Practice: Standard and Critical Care pathways
MSc Clinical Leadership in Cancer, Palliative and End of Life Care
MSc Health Sciences: Standard pathway
MA Jewish History and Culture
LLM Corporate and Commercial Law
LLM Information Technology and Commerce
LLM International Business Law
LLM International Law
LLM Maritime Law
MA Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching
MA Applied Linguistics (Research Methodology)
MA English Language Teaching
MA Global Englishes
MA Transnational Studies
Music (Only available for September start)
View the programme specification document for this course
To apply please complete our online form and select Masters with Int Prep Study, or click on the apply button above.
Application process and required supporting documents:
• University online application including a personal statement
• 2 references
• English language
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Typical entry requirements
Average applications per place:
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.
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.
This programme is suitable for you if you:
- Have a bachelor degree from a recognised institution (minimum 2.2, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University)
- 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 or equivalent qualification- exceptions apply
- 18-month programme: minimum IELTS 6.0 or equivalent qualification - exceptions apply
(Please note: Pre-sessional English language courses are not available for this programme)
Find out more about our English Language requirements.
This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about
entry requirements and qualifications for your country.
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.
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
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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
|Stationery||You 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.
|Books||Where 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.
|Equipment||Computer 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 copying||Where 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?|
|Placements||Students 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.