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Pre-Masters Program

CRICOS Course Code: 0100204

The Pre-Masters Program prepares international students to meet the entry criteria for selected University of Tasmania postgraduate degrees. The course develops advanced skills in academic writing, research, critical thinking and intercultural communication. Successful completion of this program allows students to enter Masters programs at the Tasmanian School of Business & Economics (TSBE), the University of Tasmania’s Business faculty.

Program delivery

  • Most course content delivered face to face in lecture theatres and tutorial classrooms
  • Additional content delivered as talks, presentations and tours by university staff, past students and student union representatives
  • Web-based course management tool provides access to learning materials at any time

Program structure

  • Two semesters over 26 weeks
    • 13-week Bridging Semester focuses on developing academic knowledge and skills
    • 13-week Discipline-specific Semester focuses on developing discipline-specific (Business) knowledge and skills
  • Students must pass all units in order to progress to a masters degree

Course outline

Semester Unit Name Total Hours
Bridging Academic Skills and Communication 130
Bridging Intercultural Skills and Communication 130
Bridging Critical Thinking for Postgraduate Studies 130
Bridging English for Postgraduate Studies 130
Discipline-specific Foundations of Marketing 130
Discipline-specific Financial Reporting and Analysis 130
Discipline-specific Fundamentals of Management 130
Discipline-specific Corporate Social Responsibility and the Triple Bottom Line 130

English-language requirements

Applicants must be able to demonstrate IELTS 5.5 (min. 5.5 in all bands), or equivalent.

Term Dates and Fees

Start Date End Date 2020 Fees ($AUD)
13 July 2020 (Semester Two) 12 February 2021 $26,910
26 October 2020 (Spring School)* 28 May 2021 $26,910

*The University of Tasmania refers to the semester beginning in October as ‘Spring school (extended)’. The ‘extended’ does not refer to the program itself. The semester beginning in February is called ‘Semester One’ and the semester beginning in July is called ‘Semester Two’.