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Pre-Masters

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Our Pre-Masters is a two- or three-term programme that provides the specialist academic and English language preparation you need to succeed as a postgraduate student at Durham University. Once you successfully complete this Pre-Masters programme and achieve the required grades, you can start your chosen Masters degree at Durham University.  

Why study a Pre-Masters?

You may choose to study the Pre-Masters programme if you want to:

  • Improve your career opportunities and salary potential
  • Change your career direction and study a different field to your undergraduate studies
  • Progress to study at a prestigious university with top researchers in your field
  • Strive for a challenging degree at a top-ranking university
  • Develop your academic skills or English language ability before starting your postgraduate degree
  • Receive specialist support from tutors experienced in teaching international students.