Certificate in Pre-Masters Studies

Type of Course
NFQ Level
Start Date


Course Duration

1 Academic Year

Course Fees
€9950.00 (NON-EU)

How to Apply

Online Application
Conditional Offer Issued
Full offer issued (Fees Received)
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Is for individuals who are…

motivated to study a postgraduate programme in Ireland but do not have the English language competency or familiarity with the Irish education system.

Looking for…

… a post graduate programme in a Higher Education Institute in Ireland

To Become...

A postgraduate student in an Irish Higher Education Institute

Build Your Path To Success

01. Recognised pathway to Higher Education Institutes in Ireland

Prepare yourself for your postgraduate programme in a leading Higher Education Institute in Ireland

02. Excellent Lecturing Team

Learn from friendly and highly qualified industry-experienced academic staff and expert guest lecturers

03. Student Experience

Be part of a culturally diverse group of learners from all over the world while unlocking your learning potential with small class sizes, a diverse student community, and fun social programmes.

04. Comprehensive Content

Be prepared for your subsequent postgraduate studies through a comprehensive and challenging curriculum to help you prepare for your subsequent studies.

Programme Details

Entry Requirements

A Bachelor degree equivalent to a level 8 degree in Ireland in the area that the student wishes to progress to.  Minimum English Language Requirements of B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), or equivalent. IELTS requirement of 5.0 if student needs 6.0 for postgraduate programme, or IELTS requirement of 5.5 if student needs 6.5 for postgraduate programme.

Programme Modules

Academic Year Modules

Lecturer Profiles

Elaine Treacy

Elaine Treacy


Irene McGinn

Irene McGinn


Dorset College Lecturers

Dorset College Lecturers


Programme Fees


Additional Information

Course Fees

Examination Fees are included in the course price

Course Dates: September/January Intake 



Application Process

To apply to this course please fill out an online application form where you will be asked to supply documentation to confirm your eligibility for this course. Once we have received and reviewed this information the college will be in contact with you to discuss next steps and deposit payment to secure your place.