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Pre-Masters courses in the UK

What is a Pre-Masters?

The Pre-Masters, often called a postgraduate foundation course, is available in a wide range of subjects. Pre-Masters programmes in the UK have been designed to prepare international students fully for studying a Masters in the UK.

Courses range in length from ten weeks to twelve months and provide an essential grounding for successful postgraduate study. A pre-masters will greatly increase the English language and study skills required for successful postgraduate study at UK universities, as well as familiarising yourself with the intricacies of teaching in the UK. You will gain experience of studying your subject in English before embarking on your degree.

Do I need to take a Pre-Masters?

If your undergraduate qualifications do not meet the level required for postgraduate study, if you wish to take a Masters in a subject that is different from your undergraduate degree, or if you need to improve your study skills and use of academic English, you will need to study a Pre-Masters.

Pre-Masters Entry requirements

You must have graduated from a recognised institution with an equivalent upper second class honours degree from a full undergraduate programme. Typically you will need an IELTS score of at least 5.5.

If you have not yet reached the required score for your desired programme, you can take extra classes at our dedicated IELTS Language Centre in London. Our experienced teaching team can improve your score across the four key disciplines of reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Top Pre-Masters programmes in the UK

SI-UK works closely with schools offering the very best Pre-Masters programmes. Make an appointment to come and see us to discuss the course best suited to your study plans, lifestyle requirements, budgetary limit and level of English.

UK universities welcome postgraduate students from all over the world and so you should not be discouraged if your academic output and English language skills fall short of what is expected at that level. Pre-Masters programmes are designed to bridge the gap and deliver finished products.

How SI-UK can help with your Pre-Masters application

Most students who complete a Pre-Masters course leave with a minimum of IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL 575 (232) and go on to study for an MA/MSc at a well ranked university.

If you are interested in postgraduate study in the UK we can help you apply. Arrange your free consultation today at one of our offices or via Skype.

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