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University of Plymouth International College


All of our pre-Masters programmes offer start dates in January and May. We also offer a September start to pre-Masters programmes which lead to a January start Masters programme in Plymouth Business School


Our pre-Masters programmes lead to postgraduate degrees at the University of Plymouth. If you’re missing the grades for direct entry to a UK Masters, we’ll prepare you for further study in your chosen field.
To apply, you need an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in any band.* Missing the grade? Don’t worry! You can join one of our pre-sessional English courses.

Pathways at the University of Plymouth

Minimum 15 years’ education

Stage 1: Pre-Masters


  • Critical Thinking for Postgraduate Study

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication for Postgraduate Study

  • Research Methods for Postgraduate Study

Stage 2: Masters degree

*Alternative qualifications are accepted and exemptions can be applied in certain circumstances.