Pre-Master’s Programme (PMP)

Our Master's Foundation Programme is now titled 'Pre-Master's Programmes' and taught at level 6.The Pre-Master's Programme is a two semester programme, with guaranteed progression* to a wide range of Master’s degrees at Aston University. You will study your Master's programme at our Centre located at the heart of Aston University campus.


Who is this programme designed for?

The Pre-Master’s Programme is designed to prepare international students for postgraduate study in the UK. The programme will allow students to improve their English while learning the study skills and research methods that they will need during their Master’s degree studies. 

How long will I study for?

Each semester consists of a minimum of 13 teaching weeks. Students will undertake 21 hours of classroom-based study per week. Students will be expected to timetable self-study hours in addition to the classroom-based hours.

Please note: Learning hours are estimated and may be adjusted throughout the course.

As part of these hours, all students will study Academic English Language Development up to 6 hours per week.

What will I study?

All students will study the following modules:

  • Undergraduate Research Dissertation

  • Academic English Language Development

  • Personal Development for Employability

  • Research and Digital Literacy Skills

  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods

  • Working in Teams

Click here to download the Pre-Master's programme guide.

How will I be assessed?

Each module will have an assessment schedule, which will be completed by the end of the appropriate semester. Assessments will be designed to demonstrate learning across the individual modules of the programme and to allow you to experience a wide range of the assessment methods used in UK postgraduate programmes.

Assessments will include coursework, essays, reports and other structured assignments and oral examinations.

*Guaranteed progression is subject to meeting the specified entry criteria

Programme details:

Course length: 2 or 3 semesters
Minimum age: 21+
Hours per week: up to 21

Dates and Fees:

Programme dates Number of semesters

Tuition fee

Progressing to Master’s degree starting in
25 September 2023 - 09 June 2024 2 £17,470 September 2024
15 January 2024 - 09 August 2024 2 £17,980 September 2024
25 September 2023 - 09 August 2024 3 £23,270 September 2024
6th November 2023 - 09 August 2024 2.5 £20,370 September 2024
23 September 2024 - 09 May 2025 2 £18,490 September 2025
23 September 2024 - 08 August 2025 3 £24,630 September 2025

All programmes are subject to a £350 registration fee. 

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