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 master's degree. Pre-Master programmes in the UK are designed to prepare international students fully for studying at the 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.
You will need to take a Pre-Masters if:
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 Delhi or online with our experienced teachers. Sign up for an IELTS practice test and improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening.
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:
A Pre-Master can last as long as a year or as short as 2-semesters long, depending on the university.
To apply for a Pre-Masters degree, candidates must have an undergraduate degree with a minimum IELTS score of 5.5.
Like foundation courses, Pre-Masters courses are for international students who are not eligible to directly apply for a master’s degree because they need to improve written or spoken English or general study skills to meet entry requirements.
If you are an Indian student interested in postgraduate study in the UK, arrange your free consultation at our offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore and Pune today.
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