The pre-master programme consists of 30 EC (5 courses of 6 EC each) and runs for half a year (February till July). The pre-master programme is only to be taken by students with a suitable HBO degree. It is a bridge programme that aims to prepare HBO students for studying at a university. Therefore, it mostly consists of courses that provide training in academic reading, reasoning, and writing, research methodologies and statistics. Each master has its own pre-master programme. Upon successfully completing the pre-master programme you are entitled to enrol in the master programme.