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Pre-master's programmes for international students

A Pre-Master’s Programme will enable you to progress to your chosen postgraduate degree course if you’re an international student and don’t meet our requirements for direct entry. 

You’ll learn English language skills, research skills and subject knowledge as you prepare for life as a master's student at one of the world's top 100 universities. 

ONCAMPUS Southampton offers a range of Pre-Master’s Programmes for international students to progress to the University of Southampton. 

Welcome to ONCAMPUS Southampton

How the international foundation programme works: 

The Pre-Master’s Programme is made up of modules relating to your chosen subject area. 

These will: 

  • increase your knowledge of your chosen master's subject 
  • develop your postgraduate research and study skills 
  • improve your written and spoken English 
  • help you understand more about British culture 

After successfully completing your Pre-Master’s Programme, you can move straight on to your chosen postgraduate degree course at the University of Southampton.  

What will I study? 

All ONCAMPUS Pre-Master’s students will study the following modules: 

  • Undergraduate Research Dissertation 
  • Academic English Language Development
  • Personal Development for Employability 
  • Research and Digital Literacy Skills 
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods 
  • Working in Teams 

How will I be assessed? 

Each module will have an assessment schedule, which will be completed by the end of the appropriate semester. Assessments will be designed to demonstrate learning across the individual modules of the programme and to allow you to experience a wide range of the assessment methods used in UK postgraduate programmes. 

Assessments will include coursework, essays, reports and other structured assignments and oral examinations. 

How you’ll benefit 

During your Pre-Master’s Programme you’ll benefit from:  

  • expert teaching to meet your specific needs  
  • excellent facilities in Southampton city centre 
  • regular personal tutor sessions  
  • an extensive support network  

You’ll be a member of the University of Southampton community from the moment you start, with access to:  

  • clubs and social events  
  • international societies  
  • libraries and facilities
  • support and advice  

Find out more

Find out more about master's foundation programmes on the ONCAMPUS Southampton webpage.

The course at ONCAMPUS is very useful. Besides the English courses, the Postgraduate Skills Development course made me look back on my past, taught me how to study more effectively, and made me think deeply about my future Cyber security career.
Mr Mingyang He, China
Progressing to MSc Cyber Security
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