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Pre-Masters courses in the UK

What is a pre-masters?

A pre-masters, sometimes referred to as 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 you with UK teaching methods. You will gain experience of studying your subject in English before beginning your degree.

Do I need to take a pre-masters?

You will need to study a pre-masters if:

  • Your undergraduate qualifications do not meet the level required for postgraduate study
  • You wish to take a Masters in a subject that is different from your undergraduate degree
  • If you need to improve your study skills and use of academic English

Pre-masters entry requirements

You must have finished an undergraduate degree at a recognised institution with at least a pass degree. 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 extra IELTS preparation lessons at our office in London. Sign up for a free practice test and improve your score in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Top pre-masters programmes in the UK

UK universities welcome postgraduate students from all over the world and you should not be discouraged if your academic and English language skills fall short of what is required. 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.

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