Business, Humanities, Social Sciences & Law Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme

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Your business career

If you have already gained your undergraduate degree in your home country, studying your Masters in the UK is a great way to combine the benefits of a postgraduate degree with the benefits of studying in an English-speaking country. Our Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme is designed specifically to help international students like you gain the skills needed for international study in just one term, beginning your chosen Masters degree with the knowledge and confidence to thrive.

Key facts

1 term

September or April

Age on entry: Students will normally be 17 years of age or older.

Find out the specific term dates for this programme.

Why study business or the humanities at Teesside University?

A postgraduate degree at Teesside University is all about innovative learning experiences, which include:

  • A CMI level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership on successful completion of the MBA in Business Administration
  • Access to a bespoke £7.5m business school, equipped with the latest facilities and modern teaching and learning spaces
  • Working closely with professional academic staff and local businesses, including Nissan, Samsung, Hitachi, Procter & Gamble, Northumbrian Water and Virgin Money
  • Access to Teesside Enterprise Clinic, where you can put what you learn into practice by working to solve problems with local businesses

Choose your modules

You will study a set of core modules – which are specific to your chosen subject route and progression degree.

Please note that you are expected to attend 100% of your classes at the International Study Centre or you are at risk of losing your Student visa.

Academic English Skills aims to provide thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable international students to best achieve their academic potential at university. Our Academic English programme is validated by UK ENIC, the UK government agency responsible for providing information and expert opinion on qualifications and skills worldwide.

You will develop awareness and competency in a range of language-related academic skills, including the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

Alongside your classes, your studies will be supported by an online learning platform, providing you with a range of tasks and activities specifically designed to develop and extend your language and academic skills outside the classroom and to give you more control over your own learning.

The ability to engage critically with source material facilitates and good critical writing; both of which are essential academic skills in UK higher education. Critical Reading and Applied Academic Writing Skills aims to further develop the critical reading skills and written accuracy, organisational patterns and conventions covered in the Applied Academic English Skills module.

Research methods provide the underpinning knowledge in appropriate study mechanisms. Following on from the student engagement with an individual project provides them with a learning experience that will enable them to carry out independent research. Students are expected to plan, research, and execute their project while developing skills in independent working and critical evaluation.

Combined visa for Accelerated Pre-Master's Programme

Save time and progress smoothly to the University with a combined visa. The visa covers the duration of your studies at both the International Study Centre and Teesside University.

  • No need to return home to apply for a new visa between your Accelerated Pre-Master's Programme and chosen postgraduate degree.
  • Alternatives to Academic IELTS for UKVI can be used to join the Accelerated Pre-Master's programme.
  • No need for an additional IELTS test before joining your postgraduate degree.
  • Allows you to work up to 20 hours per week, enhancing CV and career prospects.
  • Gives you the opportunity to travel and explore the UK between courses.

Progress to your degree

Once you complete your Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme pathway and achieve the required grades, you will be able to join your chosen Masters degree at Teesside University. By completing this pathway, you will be able to progress to the following degrees.

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