Pre-Masters Program

The University of Adelaide College was the first education provider in Australia to offer a postgraduate pathway course to a Group of Eight university. We developed this specialised Pre-Master’s Program in close collaboration with the University of Adelaide, so you can follow your path to a range of master’s degrees in arts, business, health, computing innovation and more.

Our Pre-Master's Program is for you if you:

✔ Have completed a bachelor’s degree or equivalent
✔ Just missed out on direct entry to the University of Adelaide
✔ Want to study at the University of Adelaide

 

 

Learn more about our Pre-Master’s Program which is specifically designed for students as a pathway to postgraduate study at the University of Adelaide.

Program benefits

 

  • Upon successful completion of your Pre-Master’s Program, you are guaranteed entry into your packaged postgraduate degree at the University of Adelaide.
  • All credit-bearing courses are the University’s syllabus, and once successfully completed, you will receive credit for these courses and enjoy guaranteed entry into your second trimester or semester of your packaged master’s degree.
  • You’ll have the flexibility of studying a Pre-Master’s Program in one or two-semester or trimester study modes. Students enrolled in the trimester-based master’s destinations will study three University courses, while students enrolled in the semester-based master’s destinations will study four University courses.

Program Formats

 

Pre-Master’s Program

  • Intakes in March (semester) and October (semester and trimester)
  • Taught over two semesters/trimesters; with one bridging semester/trimester
  • Consists of four preparatory courses, three or four credit-bearing University courses and two Academic English courses

Pre-Master’s Program Accelerated

  • Intakes in January (trimester), February (semester) and July (semester)
  • Taught over one semester/trimester
  • Consists of three or four credit-bearing University courses and one Academic English course

 

Program Snapshot

 Pre-Master’s ProgramPre-Master’s Program Accelerated
IntakesIntakes in March (semester) and October (semester and trimester)Intakes in January (trimester), February (semester) and July (semester)
Intake datesView our academic calendar for intake dates and other key dates
CampusAdelaide and MelbourneAdelaide and Melbourne
Program length Two semesters/trimesters
One semester/trimester
Weekly contact hours*First semester/trimester, 20 hours
Students must also complete 20 – 25 hours per week of
independent learning scheduled into a negotiated study plan
Dependent on master’s degree destination
Students must also complete 20 – 25 hours per week of
independent learning scheduled into a negotiated study plan
Class structureClasses both online and face-to-face
English entry requirementsIELTS 5.5 (all bands 5.0 or above) or equivalentIELTS 6.0 (all bands 5.5 or above) or equivalent
Academic entry requirementsSuccessful completion of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Click here to view domestic and international student entry requirements.
Compulsory subjects in the preparatory semester/trimesterAcademic English A
Critical Thinking for Postgraduate Studies
Quantitative Skills for Postgraduate Studies
Study and Research Skills
Intercultural Studies
Not applicable
Subjects Pre-Master’s semester/trimesterUniversity courses will vary depending on master’s degree destination; students enrolled in the trimester-based master’s
destinations will study three University courses, while students enrolled in the semester-based master’s destinations will study
four University courses. Academic English B is compulsory.

Degree destinationsMaster of Accounting
Master of Accounting and Finance
Master of Applied Economics
Master of Applied Finance
Master of Project Management
Master of Project Management (Complex Systems)
Master of Arts
Master of Computing and Innovation
Master of Finance
Master of Finance and Business Economics
Master of International Management
Master of Professional Accounting
Master of Public Health
Master of Wine Business


CRICOS course codes 094934J
FeesClick here to view domestic and international fees
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Note: Not all courses will be offered in every intake and are subject to demand. Students should consult adelaide.edu.au/degree-finder for credit-bearing course information. You can also talk to us! Our Student Services team are here to help you.

Students enrolled in the Pre-Master’s Program will complete a total of 10 courses over 12 months. Students who qualify for the Pre-Master’s Program (Accelerated) will study 5 courses over 8 months.

Study Pathway

 

Select your area of study in the drop-down menu to find your pathway option at our Adelaide Campus. Once you’re enrolled, our Student Services team are here to assist you with subject selection to ensure you meet the requirements of your packaged degree.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE COLLEGE

Area of studyMasters destination at the University of AdelaideDegree duration (years)Intakes
Pre-Master's ProgramPre-Master's Program (Accelerated)Pre-Master's Program preparatory coursesPre-Master's Program (Accelerated) credit-bearing University of Adelaide courses
SemesterTrimesterTrimesterSemester
MarchOctoberOctoberJanuaryFebruaryJuly
ArtsMaster of Arts^2Academic English A

Critical Thinking for Postgraduate Studies

Intercultural Studies

Quantitative Skills for Postgraduate Studies

Study and Research Skills
Academic English B*

Engaging Communities: Techniques and Analysis (three units)

Introduction to Urbanisation (three units)

Research Design and Methods (six units)
OR
Academic English B*

Masterclass in Politics

Research Communication (3 units)

Research Design (3 units)
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THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE COLLEGE

Area of studyMasters destination at the University of AdelaideDegree duration (years)Intakes
Pre-Master's ProgramPre-Master's Program (Accelerated)Pre-Master's Program preparatory coursesPre-Master's Program (Accelerated) credit-bearing University of Adelaide courses
SemesterTrimesterTrimesterSemester
MarchOctoberOctoberJanuaryFebruaryJuly
Business and EconomicsMaster of Accounting2•+•+•+•+Academic English B*

Accounting Concepts and Methods (M)

Economic Principles (M)

Principles of Finance (M)

Quantitative Methods (M)
Master of Accounting and Finance2•+•+•+•+Academic English B*

Accounting Concepts and Methods (M)

Economic Principles (M)

Principles of Finance (M)

Quantitative Methods (M)
Master of Applied Economics2Academic English B*

Applied Economic Principles

Intermediate Econometrics IID

Intermediate Macroeconomics IID

Intermediate Microeconomics IID
Master of Applied Finance1.5•+•+•+•+Academic English B*

Accounting Concepts and Methods (M)

Economic Principles (M)

Principles of Finance (M)

Quantitative Methods (M)
Master of Project Management1.5Academic English B*

Project Leadership and Communication

Project Management Fundamentals

Risk Assessment and Management
Master of Project Management (Complex Systems)2Academic English B*
Project Leadership and Communication
Project Management Fundamentals
Risk Assessment and Management
Master of Finance2•+•+•+•+Academic English B*

Accounting Concepts and Methods (M)

Economic Principles (M)

Principles of Finance (M)

Quantitative Methods (M)
Master of Finance and Business Economics2Academic English B*

Accounting Concepts and Methods (M)

Economic Principles (M)

Principles of Finance (M)

Quantitative Methods (M)
Master of International Management2Academic English B*

Accounting Essentials for Decision Makers

Economic Principles

Marketing Management
Master of Professional Accounting1.5•+•+•+•+Academic English B*

Accounting Concepts and Methods (M)

Economic Principles (M)

Principles of Finance (M)

Quantitative Methods (M)
Master of Wine Business2Academic English B*

Accounting Essentials for Decision Makers

Entrepreneurial Concepts and Mindset

Growing Domestic and International Wine Markets
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THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE COLLEGE

Area of studyMasters destination at the University of AdelaideDuration of study (years)Intakes
Pre-Master's ProgramPre-Master's Program (Accelerated)Pre-Master's Program preparatory coursesPre-Master's Program (Accelerated) credit-bearing University of Adelaide courses
SemesterTrimesterTrimesterSemester
MarchOctoberOctoberJanuaryFebruaryJuly
Computer ScienceMaster of Computing and Innovation2•+•+•+•+Academic English B

Engineering Communication and Critical Thinking

Foundations of Computer Science (6 units)

Project Management Fundamentals
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THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE COLLEGE

Area of studyMasters destination at the University of AdelaideDuration of study (years)Intakes
Pre-Master's ProgramPre-Master's Program (Accelerated)Pre-Master's Program preparatory coursesPre-Master's Program (Accelerated) credit-bearing University of Adelaide courses
SemesterTrimesterTrimesterSemester
MarchOctoberOctoberJanuaryFebruaryJuly
HealthMaster of Public Health2February intake:

Academic English B*

Introduction to Biostatistics (3 units)

Introduction to Epidemiology (3 units)

Promoting Health in Individuals and Populations (3 units)

Qualitative Research Methods in Health (3 units)

July intake:

Academic English B*

Environmental and Occupational Health (3 units)

Global Public Health (3 units)

Knowing What works - Evaluation in Public Health (3 units)

Health Technology Assessment (3 units)
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Note: Not all courses will be offered in every intake and are subject to demand. Students should consult adelaide.edu.au/degree-finder for credit-bearing course information. You can also talk to us! Our Student Services team are here to help you.
Students enrolled in the Pre-Master’s Program will complete a total of 10 courses over 12 months. Students who qualify for the Pre-Master’s Program (Accelerated) will study 5 courses over 8 months.

* Academic English B is not a credit-bearing University of Adelaide course.

^ Master of Arts currently offers specialisations in Environmental Studies.

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Last updated: Thursday, 19 Jan 2023
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