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Pre-Master's programme

Prepare for a Master's at Cardiff

The Pre-Master's prepares you for success on a postgraduate degree at Cardiff University. The route is for Business, Social Sciences and Humanities subjects, with sub-routes related to your chosen degree subject.

You will study a combination of English language preparation and subject-specific content, and progress to a Master's degree when you complete the programme and achieve the required grades.

Key facts

Entry requirements

Check our academic and English language entry requirements


Visit the Fees page for full details.

Who is the Pre-Master's for?

The Pre-Master's programme is designed for international students who would like to study a postgraduate degree at Cardiff University. If you don't have the grades required for direct entry and you need to improve your English, or you want extra support as you begin your university experience, it could be a great choice for you.


of students who completed their Pre-Masters Programme and achieved the required grades were offered a place at Cardiff University in 2022.

Join us today

We're here to support you throughout the application process. Use our online application form and our student enrolment advisors will be available to answer your questions.