International Study Centre

Pre-Masters Programme in Economics

A pathway leading to postgraduate degrees in economics, corporate studies and finance

The Pre-Masters Programme in Economics at the International Study Centre prepares you for a number of maths-related degrees at Royal Holloway.

Key facts

Course length: Two terms

Entry points: March

Age: 20+

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What you will study

The programme consists of core and pathway-specific modules. The core modules will improve your academic and English language skills, while the pathway-specific ones will build specific knowledge about your chosen progression degree.

Combined visa

Save time and money, and experience a seamless transition to postgraduate success, by studying our Pre-Masters course and the remainder of your degree with one visa.

  • Doing this means you will benefit from:
  • Just one visa required for the whole length of your study
  • Alternatives to IELTS for UKVI can be used to join the Pre-Masters programme*
  • No need for an additional IELTS test before joining your postgraduate degree
  • No visa requirement to return home between the courses
  • Work up to 20 hours per week
  • Ideal for students who have exceeded their two years of pre-degree study in the UK.

*IELTS or equivalent required, alternatives accepted include TOEFL iBT, Pearson, IGCSE, IB, HKDSE, India HSC (recognised board), Malaysia SPM, WAEC.

Progression degrees

After completing your Pre-Masters Programme and meeting the required grades, you can progress to your chosen postgraduate degree at Royal Holloway. It is important to note that the entry requirements are subject to change – you will have the chance to discuss this with your teachers upon approaching the end of your programme.

You can study one of the following postgraduate degrees:

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade
Corporate Finance MSc 60% 60%, with 60% Wr, no lower than 50% other skills
Economics MSc 60% 60%, with 60% Wr, no lower than 50% other skills
Finance MSc 60% 60%, with 60% Wr, no lower than 50% other skills

Term dates

March 2022 start

Term 1: 28/03/2022 - 03/06/2022
Term 2: 13/06/2022 - 19/08/2022

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