Pre-Masters Programme

Your postgraduate preparation

The Pre-Masters Programme is available over two or three terms at the International Study Centre, providing you with the skills necessary for postgraduate study at Lancaster University. You will build on the knowledge gained in your earlier studies whilst developing your practical English language and mathematical abilities, as well as study and research skills.

You will develop an intellectual appreciation of issues relevant to your chosen degree through classes designed specifically for international students. These will be based on study and careers skills, as well as subject specific modules, which prepare you for your chosen Masters degree at Lancaster.

How does it work?

When you apply to the International Study Centre, you will choose between two pathways, depending on your career aims. Upon acceptance to the Pre-Masters Programme, you will also receive a conditional offer to study a Masters degree at Lancaster University after successful completion of your Pre-Masters.

What are the benefits of the Pre-Masters Programme?

The Pre-Masters Programme at Lancaster University offers excellent preparation for studying a postgraduate degree at a top ranking UK University. After completing the Pre-Masters programme and achieving the required grades, you will progress to your chosen Masters degree having acquired the English language and academic skills needed to thrive at the postgraduate level. A postgraduate degree is a great way to learn more about your chosen field, or even to switch career paths by discovering a new subject.

The skills you gain through studying a postgraduate degree can improve your career prospects upon graduation. Throughout your Pre-Masters Programme, you will receive expert career support through our CareerAhead service.

CareerAhead aims to improve your employability by helping you plan for the future and develop the skills you need to succeed, both inside and outside the classroom.

A Pre-Masters is a great way to study in the UK. As well as gaining a higher qualification, studying at Lancaster University will continue to provide you with impressive skills outside of the classroom. As you learn more about working with others and building your interpersonal skills, studying a postgraduate degree in the UK is an ideal way to develop your English language skills. You will be studying with people from all over the world, creating business connections experiencing different cultures.

At the International Study Centre, you will benefit from formal and informal assessments, personal tutorials, tutor feedback and an improved Academic English Skills module.

Business, Law and Social Sciences

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Leading to a degree from a choice of faculties, including a top-ranking business school.

Engineering, Computing, Mathematics and Science

An international student at the Lancaster University International Study Centre in the United Kingdom

Leading to a postgraduate degree a from a variety of scientific disciplines.

Progression degrees

An international student at the Lancaster University International Study Centre in the United Kingdom

Discover the degrees you can progress to from the Pre-Masters Programme.

Your study options

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Join us virtually

If you are unable to join us on campus for the start of your programme, you can either start virtually and join us in the UK later, or study full-time from home.

Find out more about starting your studies or check the latest COVID-19 information.