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Pre-Master's in Social Sciences (Standard)

Pre-Master's in Social Sciences (Standard)

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Study mode

Full time


9 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Pre-masters Programme

Subject areas

Social Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

Prepare for entry to a range of postgraduate degrees in areas such as education, history, law, politics and translation at Queen's University Belfast.

On campus study

This program is available to study on campus only.

Course features

Guaranteed university placement for all successful students.
Develop academic knowledge and study skills in your chosen subject pathway.
Adapt to studying in the UK with a strong focus on study and research skills for postgraduate study.
Improve your English level and develop the vocabulary for your chosen degree subject.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be through examinations and coursework including: written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

Assessment of academic modules will be based on:

written and oral examinations
portfolio work
research assessment.

Assessment of the research component will be based on the final written version of a research project.


This module will provide you with the skills to: identify a research problem and develop a research question choose a strategy to integrate the different components of a proposed study in a coherent and logical way undertake critical choices made within the research process

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)


Entry requirements

Pass in an undergraduate degree in any subject from a recognised institution or Higher Education Diploma (3-5 years) with acceptable grades in any subject from a recognised institution.