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Pre-Mastrer’s In Information Technology


The Pre-Master’s in IT is designed to enable students to quickly bridge the gap between their existing qualifications and a Master’s qualification. They will upgrade their English language ability to a level suitable for Master’s entrance, while also being introduced to studying IT subjects through the medium of English.

Course Start Date:

February 2019; September 2019 (full academic year)

Entry Requirements       

  • A completed Bachelor’s degree in your home country,
  • Minimum IELTS score of 5.5 and no less than 5.0 in any section (or equivalent),
  • Current CV.

Programme Structure            

The Pre-Master’s in IT is a one year full-time programme. Students must pass each of the following modules in order to be awarded with a Pre-Master’s in IT certificate.

  • English Language Level 4,
  • English Language Level 5,
  • English for Academic Purposes 1 and 2, 
  • Developing Study Skills for Postgraduate Learning,
  • Databases, 
  • Object-Oriented Modelling, 
  • Decision and Management Support Systems.


Assessment Progression

This programme is assessed by assignment and examination.


One year, full-time.

Delivery Method

This programme is taught face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials and seminars at Direct English.

University Progression

Pre-Master’s in IT graduates can progress directly to the Institute of Technology Carlow.

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  Optional Module: Introduction to IELTS – prepares students for assessment by the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).