The Pre-Masters qualification gives guaranteed access to a postgraduate degree on successful completion.
What is the Pre-Masters programme?
The Pre-Masters programme (PMP) is a qualification designed to develop the study methods and academic English language skills of international students who are preparing for Masters degree study in English.
What will I study on the PMP?
Your study plan will include a range of modules designed to prepare you for postgraduate study, including:
- A Subject module: Management or Life Sciences
- Research Methods
- Orientation to Western Study
- English for Academic Purposes
Why should I take the PMP?
The PMP is an ideal pathway if:
- You need to improved your English language level ahead of a postgraduate degree programme
- You want to develop vital academic skills necessary for successful postgraduate study in English
- You want to improve your career prospects through skills development and postgraduate study
- You want assistance with your postgraduate university placement
When can I start?
We have two intakes each year; in September and January. Students on both intakes will be ready to progress to their postgraduate degree courses by the following September.
What are the entry requirements?
To be eligible for the PMP, you need
- Successfully completed a Bachelor degree in your home country
- Minimum IELTS score of 5.0 (or equivalent).
Students who have successfully completed a three-year university diploma in a relevant subject, may be able to use the PMP as a conversion programme to qualify for a Masters course in that subject. However, progress will be limited to our UK university partners.
If you have an IELTS score of 4.0-4.5 or equivalent., you can apply for our Pre-Foundation English programme to improve your English language skills prior to commencing your PMP studies.
Please note, Pre-Foundation English courses may be delivered by our affiliate English schools (numbers permitting).
“When I came to Ireland I found the Irish people very friendly which helped me to settle in. I studied the Graduate Diploma (Pre-Masters) Programme at DIFC and found it very helpful. In particular, we had to prepare a 5000 word dissertation. I am now studying a Masters in Logistics and Supply Chain at the University of Salford in the UK”
Jianchun Zhao (Bill) from China
Now studying at University of Salford