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Masters Preparation Program

CRICOS Course Code: 0100442 (NT/VIC), 0100446 (NSW)

Students with an bachelor’s degree from their home country and who are academically capable of postgraduate study may find their English language level a barrier to postgraduate study in Australia.

The Masters Preparation Program (MPP) prepares international students to meet the entry criteria for CDU masters programs by developing advanced skills in academic writing, research, critical thinking and intercultural communication.

Students can smoothly transition into an English-language masters program in one semester and gain a deep understanding of the demands of postgraduate study and learn the processes, expectations and methods for success before their masters program begins.

For a full list of all postgraduate programs that the Masters Preparation Program can lead to, click here.

Course structure

  • One semester length
  • Three intakes per year
  • Four core units
  • Semester is 13 weeks long (12 teaching weeks + one exam week)

Core units

  • Academic Skills and Communication
  • Intercultural Skills and Communication
  • Critical Thinking for Postgraduate Studies
  • English for Postgraduate Studies

Intakes and Fees

Semester Intake Start Date End Date Fee (AUD)
Semester One 2 March 2020 19 June 2020 4,500
Semester Two 20 July 2020 6 October 2020 4,500
Summer Semester 9 November 2020 26 February 2021 4,500

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements

To enter the Masters Preparation Program, students must have completed a degree equivalent to AQF 7 (Bachelor Degree).

English requirements

Students must achieve an IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no bands less than 5.5, or an agreed equivalent.