• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
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As a student on this 6 or 12 month Pre-Masters course, you will develop:

  • a strong foundation for study in your chosen subject area
  • academic language and research skills which will help you think critically, become independent learners and successfully articulate your views
  • subject-specific skills that will enhance your learning and aid you in further study
  • lifelong learning skills which will enable you to contribute to society at large

Potential Career Paths

Following successful completion of the Pre-Masters in Science at University of Wolverhampton, you may progress onto one of the following Masters courses at the University of Wolverhampton (or a course at another UK University which recognises the programme):

  • MSc Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • MSc Computational Bioinformatics
  • MSc Fire Scene Investigation
  • MSc Forensic Genetics and Human Identification
  • MSc Forensic Mark Comparison
  • MSc Medical Biotechnology
  • MSc Molecular Biology with Bioinformatics
  • MSc Biomedical Science
  • MSc Biomedical Science (Clinical Biochemistry)
  • MSc Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology)
  • MSc Biomedical Science (Cellular Pathology)
  • MSc Biomedical Science (Haematology)


The International Academy is accredited by the British Council (Accreditation UK) for the quality of English Language provision.

Programme Structure

Depending on the subject of study, you may undertake any of the following:

  • Reading – both core and supplementary reading from books, journals and electronic sources
  • Case Analysis – to look at the application of theory and practice, to identify problems and recommend solutions.
  • Group discussions – on provided themes to draw out and share personal experiences and learning amongst the wider group.
  • Student presentations/student led seminars.
  • Problem-based learning approaches.
  • Lectures and workshops.
  • Group and individual tutorials
  • Personal reflection.
  • Group role play and project work.
  • Assessment preparation and feedback.
  • Individual and group presentations.
  • Peer feedback
  • Laboratory based practicals

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • This course is designed for international students who have achieved at least a Higher Diploma/HND (equivalent to two years of a UK degree programme) or otherwise fall short of the academic qualification for entry directly to a Master’s course i.e. may have a non-honours degree. 
  • Our Regional Offices, in-country Education Advisors and UK-based Admissions team can advise on how applicants’ qualifications equate to UK study levels.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8670 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8670 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8670 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8670 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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6 months - £4,335

Living costs for Wolverhampton

  • 550 - 900 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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