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Pre-Master's Programme (PMPP)

The Pre-Master's Preparation Programme is available as a two or three-term programme, with the opportunity to progress to a wide range of Engineering and Science Master’s degrees at Lund University and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences or two Business Master's degrees at Kristianstad University. You will study your Pre-Master's Preparation Programme at our state-of-the-art centre located at the heart of Lund's Botanical Gardens.

The Pre-Master's Preparation Programme is available as a two or three-term programme. It offers you opportunity to progress to a wide range of Engineering and Sciences Master’s degrees or two Business degrees.

Who is this programme designed for?

This programme is designed to prepare international students for postgraduate study. The PMPP will allow you to improve your English while learning the study skills and research methods that you will need during your Master’s degree studies. 

How long will I study for?

The duration of the programme is dependent on the number of terms studied (three, six or nine months). Each term consists of seven to eight teaching weeks, one reading week, and an assessment week. The weekly hours of study varies by term with students on average studying around 18-23 (and up to 25) hours per week.

English Language forms up to six hours of your timetable, is compulsory for students who are below the required level for progression, and will be integrated into the teaching of academic subjects as well as being taught separately if you need additional support. Students who are at or above the required English level for progression are likely to follow a reduced timetable.

Students will be expected to timetable self-study hours in addition to the classroom-based hours.

What will I study?

English Language:

  • Academic writing skills
  • Academic reading skills development
  • Presentation and discussion skills
  • Listening and note taking
  • English for specific purposes

Other course content includes:

  • Statistical Analysis of Scientific Data (Lund University and SLU progression)
  • Introduction to Programming (Lund University and SLU progression)
  • Understanding Learning and Development (Kristianstad University progression)
  • Intercultural Communication (Kristianstad University progression)
  • Postgraduate Skills Development
  • Research project

How will I be assessed?

Each module will have an assessment schedule, which will be completed by the end of the appropriate term, and will include formative and summative assignments and other assessment tasks. 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 European postgraduate programmes.

Application Support

You will receive tailored support from the ONCAMPUS team with your application to Lund University, Kristianstad University and other leading universities within Europe.

Programme details:

Course length: 2.5 or 3 terms
Minimum age: 21+
Hours per week: up to 25

Dates and Fees:

No. of terms Programme dates Tuition fees per programme Progressing to Master’s degree starting in
3 16 September 2019 - 07 June 2020 €16,995 September 2020
2.5 11 November 2019 - 07 June 2020 €14,163 September 2020

All programmes are subject to a €300 registration fee and a €2,200 refundable deposit.

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