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 or 2 years duration (some exceptions apply).
Successful completion of the Pre-Masters programme guarantees progression to a master’s programme from the list below:
MSc Archaeological Computing (GIS and Survey)
MSc Archaeological Computing (Virtual Pasts)
MSc Business and Heritage Management
MA/MSc Maritime Archaeology
MA Palaeolithic Archaeology and Human Origins
MA Social 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 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
*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 Advanced Tribology
MSc Computational Engineering Design
MSc Engineering Materials
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 & 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
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 Language Acquisition Research
MA Transnational Studies
Music (Only available for September start)
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.
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Typical entry requirements
Average applications per place: 5
Application is made direct to the University of Southampton. 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.
This programme accepts talented and capable applicants who:
- Have a bachelor degree from a recognised institution; but
- Have not studied for an undergraduate degree in the UK; and
- Were not (or would not be) considered adequately qualified for direct entry to their chosen Masters programme; and
- Do not have English as their first language; but
- Have a good intermediate level of English language proficiency (2 year programme: minimum IELTS 5.5; 18-month programme: minimum IELTS 6.0 or equivalent qualification - exceptions apply); and
- Are considered to have the academic potential to succeed on the specified Masters programme having successfully completed part I of this programme.
This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent 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 or website).