Graduate Pathway in General Studies

Top 5 Graduate Pathways in General Studies 2019

Students who want to study or work in a new country should look no further than graduate pathway programs. These courses of study allow students to take classes in a second language, learning advanced skills they’ll be able to use to get jobs internationally. Graduate programs can offer a taste of graduate school without having to become officially enrolled.

What is a graduate pathway in general studies? This unique pathway instructs students in a broad swath of different disciplines. For students who are unsure whether they want to pursue further graduate education or those who want some experience before jumping headfirst into graduate study, these pathways can be a great match. The courses offered may be basic to a number of potential graduate programs and can include mathematics, physics, geosciences, teaching math, introduction to engineering, and statistics.

Students who take general studies pathways can acquire a number of abilities to use in their future careers. These may include good study skills, critical thinking, and communicating with others.

Depending on the school and its location, the cost of a graduate pathway can differ. Because programs can last anywhere from a few months to a year, it’s important that prospective students perform rigorous research to make sure the program meets their goals.

General studies pathway courses prepare students for both potential graduate study as well as entering the workforce. Because the field is so broad and flexible, it offers students nearly infinite possibilities for careers. Some potential job options can include project manager, software consultant, sales and marketing director, bank teller, content writer, copy editor, administrative assistant, medical researcher, sales representative, office manager, and case worker.

Graduate pathway courses can jumpstart your graduate education. Offered throughout the world at different institutions, these pathways are accessible to qualified candidates. If one isn’t offered in person near you, there are plenty of online course options available. To learn more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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Pre-Masters Programme

University of Southampton
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 United Kingdom Southampton

Change your future and secure the education you've been dreaming of. This Southampton Pre-Masters is an integrated programme designed to prepare and develop students from outside the UK who have an undergraduate degree but may not be considered adequately qualified for direct entry to their chosen Masters course. [+]

Change your future and secure the education you've been dreaming of. This Southampton Pre-Masters is an integrated programme designed to prepare and develop students from outside the UK who have an undergraduate degree but may not be considered adequately qualified for direct entry to their chosen Masters course.

(Please note: students with an undergraduate degree from the UK are not normally considered for this programme)

The programme provides a direct route for students onto a variety of master’s degree programmes including Archaeology, Art, Business, Economics, Engineering, English, Film, Health Sciences, History, Law, Modern Languages and Linguistics, Music, Philosophy and Social Sciences. It is available for 18 months (January start) or 2 years duration (September start) -some exceptions apply.... [-]


Graduate Bridge Pathway Program

George Mason University
Campus Full time 2 semesters January 2019 USA Fairfax

Similar to "Top-Up" programs, INTO Mason's Bridge Pathway Program provides a supplemental year of advanced graduate preparation for students with select international bachelor's degrees equivalent to three years or 90 credits. [+]

Similar to "Top-Up" programs, INTO Mason's Bridge Pathway Program provides a supplemental year of advanced graduate preparation for students with select international bachelor's degrees equivalent to three years or 90 credits.

This two-semester Pathway includes:

Graduate coursework required for the specific degree programs; General education classes; Graduate transition preparation; English writing development. Course features Develop your knowledge and skills through active learning in your chosen subject area. Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Adapt to studying in the US with a strong focus on study and research skills. Improve your English level and develop the vocabulary for your chosen degree subject. Graduate in the same amount of time as domestic students. Key course facts Course length: 2 Semesters Start dates: 2019: January, August; 2020: January Fees: From $36,800 Award: This program leads a Master's degree from any of George Mason University's participating graduate programs. Course options: Bridge Entry requirements Academic requirements: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum 2.75 GPA equivalent, with requirements varying by Pathway program. English language requirements: From IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 85 or equivalent ... [-]

Pre-Master's Course

INTO Manchester
Campus Full time 6 - 9 months January 2019 United Kingdom Manchester

The Pre-Master's prepares international students for direct entry to a master's degree, with progression to subjects related to Business and Management at NCUK universities. [+]

Preparing international students for direct entry on to a master's degree, with guaranteed conditional progression to one of NCUK's 16 universities.

The Pre-Master's will develop your English language skills, a wide range of study skills, and postgraduate research skills. It is not subject-specific, and has been designed for international students looking to study a business or management-related course.

Course options available

Pre-Master's (3 terms, September entry)- this offers an additional preparatory term of the Management Studies module and has a lower English language requirement Pre-Master's (2 terms, January entry) - this is the standard option, suitable for most students Where will this programme take me? ... [-]

Graduate GSSP Pathway in Science

Florida Atlantic University Global Student Success Program
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2019 USA Boca Raton

The Graduate GSSP in Science is designed to give you the skills to succeed in your graduate degree program. The program offers study skill and research classes as well as for-credit classes in your chosen degree. [+]

The Graduate GSSP in Science is designed to give you the skills to succeed in your graduate degree program. The program offers study skill and research classes as well as for-credit classes in your chosen degree.

Program benefits Florida Atlantic University student from day one No GRE required for admission Earn 9 academic credits toward your FAU master's degree Small class sizes and additional student support provided Graduate GSSP: 2 Semesters - Sample Program Navigating the Graduate GSSP Academic Communication for Graduate Students Topics in Mechanical Engineering Research for Graduate Students Intercultural Issues for Graduate Students 5000 Level Experimental Methodology Course 1 Discipline Specific 5000/6000 Level Course (TBD by department) FAU graduation requirements ... [-]

Graduate ISSP Pathway in Science and Mathematics

University of Massachusetts Boston International Student Success Program
Campus Full time 2 semesters May 2019 USA Boston

The Graduate International Student Success Program (ISSP) is a two-semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor's degree but who need or wish to have additional support to gain entry into a UMass Boston graduate degree program. [+]

Graduate ISSP: Science and Mathematics

The Graduate International Student Success Program (ISSP) is a two-semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor's degree but who need or wish to have additional support to gain entry into a UMass Boston graduate degree program. The Graduate ISSP helps to bridge the gap in academic or English skills by offering a range of courses such as research methods and academic communication.

The College of Science and Mathematics delivers enhanced instruction, improves student success, and its undergraduate and graduate programs offer abundant opportunities to participate in independent, productive research.

*Subject to change as per academic department. Program information Progression requirements: B in all classes; 3.0 GPA minimum PMP credit hours applied to a degree: 3-6 credit hours (1-2 credit courses). The number of credits applied to a degree is subject to evaluation by the Graduate Program Department. Remaining credit hours to complete degree program: 24-30 credit hours Entry into your UMass Boston College of Science and Mathematics graduate degree program Computer Science, MS Applied Physics, MS Disclaimer: This information may be subject to change without notice or at the discretion of UMass Boston ISSP or Navitas Limited. Semester Start Dates Computer Science: September, January, and May Physics: September only [-]