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Pre-Master's Programme (PMP)

This programme offers three pathways; 
Business (with progression to Henley Business School), Art & Design and Economics.

All pathways offer a guaranteed opportunity for progression on to a number of Master's degrees at the University of Reading.

Who is this programme designed for?

This programme is designed to prepare international students, who have completed a Bachelor's degree, for entry to postgraduate studies at the University of Reading. If you successfully complete the PMP to the required level of attainment in all academic areas and achieve the required English language score, you will have the opportunity to automatically progress onto a place on a suitable programme of postgraduate study 

How long will I study for?

The duration of the programme is three semesters, with each semester consisting of seven to eight teaching weeks, one reading week, and an assessment week. The weekly hours of study varies by semester 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?

Business Pathway:
The Business pathway includes English and academic subject modules required by the intended progression degree. These modules include Maths for Economics and Finance, Financial Accounting, Strategic Thinking and Quantitative Methods for Business Decision Making

Art & Design Pathway:
The Art & Design pathway includes English and three academic subject modules: Contextual Studies, Analysis and Practice and Postgraduate Skills.

Economics Pathway:
The Economics pathway includes English and three academic subject modules: Economics, Quantitative Methods and Postgraduate Skills Development.

English will be integrated into the teaching of academic subjects and academic skills relevant to the specific subject area will be taught to fully prepare you for university study on both pathways. Students will also undertake a Research Project as part of the programme. 

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed at regular intervals to ensure you are making the progress required to successfully complete the programme. The programme is predominently coursework based but assessment will take place in the final semester. Assessment methodologies are aligned to those that will be experienced in the university environment, and include project work, essays, presentations.

What support will I receive?

You will be supported by a personal tutor and subject pathway leaders who will regularly check your progress.

Programme details:

Course length:  3 semesters
Minimum age: 21+
Hours per week: Up to 25

Dates and Fees:

Programme dates Number of semesters

Art & Design and Economics
pathway Tuition fees

Business pathway
Tuition fees
Opportunity to progress to
a Master's degree in
25 September 2023 - 10 May 2024 3 £18,780 £20,970 September 2024
08 January 2024 - 09 August 2024 3 £18,780 £20,970 September 2024

All programmes are subject to a £350 registration fee.

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