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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
  • A 50% overall grade in each unit is required to successfully complete the program.
Bridging semester units
  • Academic Skills and Communication
  • Intercultural Skills and Communication
  • Critical Thinking for Postgraduate Studies
  • English for Postgraduate Studies
Discipline-specific semester units
  • Foundations of Marketing
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and the Triple Bottom Line

English-language requirements

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

Academic requirements

To enrol in this program, students must have completed an associate’s degree or higher. A full list of equivalent  degrees by country is available by clicking here.

Term Dates and Fees

Start Date End Date 2020 Fees ($AUD)
24 February 2020 (Semester One) 10 November 2020 26,000
13 July 2020 (Semester Two) 12 February 2021 26,000
2 November 2020 (Summer Semester)* 22 June 2021 26,000

*The University of Tasmania refers to the semester beginning in October as ‘Summer Semester (early)’. The semester beginning in February is called ‘Semester One’ and the semester beginning in July is called ‘Semester Two’.