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.

Why study with us?

 

  • Guaranteed entry* to the University of Adelaide (when you successfully complete your program).
  • We can help you choose the right Pre-Master’s Program progression according to your English and academic ability.
  • Our bridging to the Pre-Master’s semester model means you begin your master’s subjects after just one semester, and then progress straight into second semester.
  • We can help you choose the right Pre-Master’s Program progression according to your English and academic ability.
  • Highly qualified teachers, experienced in teaching international students.
  • Our small class sizes ensure you will always have personalised attention and support.

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
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 Applied Project Management
Master of Applied Project Management (Project 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
Scroll for more

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.

* Guaranteed entry is dependent on successful completion of the Pre-Master’s Program. Some degrees have additional entry requirements which will be outlined in your offer of admission. Please ask us for details.

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 AdelaideIntakes
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
AprilOctoberOctoberJanuaryFebruaryJuly
ArtsMaster of Arts^Academic 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 and International Relations

Research Communication (3 units)

Research Design (3 units)
Scroll for more

THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE

THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE COLLEGE

Area of studyMasters destination at the University of AdelaideIntakes
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
AprilOctoberOctoberJanuaryFebruaryJuly
Business and EconomicsMaster of AccountingAcademic English B*

Accounting Concepts and Methods (M)

Economic Principles (M)

Principles of Finance (M)

Quantitative Methods (M)
Master of Accounting and FinanceAcademic English B*

Accounting Concepts and Methods (M)

Economic Principles (M)

Principles of Finance (M)

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

Applied Economic Principles

Intermediate Econometrics IID

Intermediate Macroeconomics IID

Intermediate Microeconomics IID
Master of Applied FinanceAcademic English B*

Accounting Concepts and Methods (M)

Economic Principles (M)

Principles of Finance (M)

Quantitative Methods (M)
Master of Applied Project ManagementAcademic English B*

Project Leadership and Communication

Project Management Fundamentals

Risk Assessment and Management
Master of Applied Project Management (Project Systems)Academic English B*
Project Leadership and Communication
Project Management Fundamentals
Risk Assessment and Management
Master of FinanceAcademic English B*

Accounting Concepts and Methods (M)

Economic Principles (M)

Principles of Finance (M)

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

Accounting Concepts and Methods (M)

Economic Principles (M)

Principles of Finance (M)

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

Accounting Essentials for Decision Makers

Economic Principles

Marketing Management
Master of Professional AccountingAcademic English B*

Accounting Concepts and Methods (M)

Economic Principles (M)

Principles of Finance (M)

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

Accounting Essentials for Decision Makers

Entrepreneurial Concepts and Mindset

Growing Domestic and International Wine Markets
Scroll for more

THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE

THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE COLLEGE

Area of studyMasters destination at the University of AdelaideIntakes
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
AprilOctoberOctoberJanuaryFebruaryJuly
Computer ScienceMaster of Computing and InnovationAcademic English B

Engineering Communication and Critical Thinking

Foundations of Computer Science (6 units)

Project Management Fundamentals
Scroll for more

THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE

THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE COLLEGE

Area of studyMasters destination at the University of AdelaideIntakes
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
AprilOctoberOctoberJanuaryFebruaryJuly
HealthMaster of Public HealthFebruary 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)
Scroll for more

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! Student Services are here to help you.

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

^ Master of Arts currently offers specialisations in Environmental Studies and International Relations

Last updated: Monday, 24 Jan 2022
TOP