Pre-Masters Courses in the UK

What is a Pre-Masters?

A Pre-Masters is for international students who need to improve their English and develop research, academic writing and seminar skills ahead of a taught masters degree. Pre-Masters programmes in the UK are designed to prepare international students fully for studying at postgraduate level and deliver high quality students.

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, as well as familiarising international students with UK teaching methods.

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If you are intent on a Masters degree at a leading UK university, Kings Education is the smart choice to make sure you achieve your ambition and successful completion of your studies means progression onto 11 partner universities.

Do I need to study a Pre-Masters?

You will need to take a Pre-Masters if:

  • Your undergraduate degree does not meet the academic requirements of your master’s 
  • You need to improve your use of academic or general English
  • You need to improve your study, research and presentation skills

Pre-Masters entry requirements

You must have finished an undergraduate degree at a recognised institution with at least a pass degree. For a typical two-semester Pre-Masters, a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 is required.

If you have not yet reached the required score for your desired programme, you can take extra IELTS preparation lessons in London, Manchester or online with our experienced teachers. Sign up for an IELTS practice test and improve your 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. Learn more about some of the best Pre-Masters providers in the UK:

How we can help with your application

If you are an international student interested in postgraduate study in the UK, arrange your free consultation today.

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