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Pre-sessional English and academic skills for Master's success

This special Pre-Master's Programme is designed for international students who want to gain the specialist pre-sessional English skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their UK Master's degree.

It will prepare you for study on specified courses at postgraduate Masters or equivalent level at a range of leading UK universities,

By successfully completing this programme, you will be guaranteed admission to an appropriate postgraduate programme offered by one of over 20 universities.

Student Outcomes

“My experience gave me a huge advantage when starting my postgraduate study in the UK. I already know how to write a dissertation and about UK culture.”

Chao Feng, China
The University Of Sheffield, MSc Management

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Programme Details


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Guaranteed progression to one of over 20 universities on course completion



Course length

10 week course + 1 exam week

Minimum age

19 years

Class size

Maximum 9


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Why take a Pre-Master's Programme?

Meet your degree entry requirements
With a Pre-Master's programme you will focus on pre-sessional English to get your English language to the required level. When you pass you are guaranteed university entry.

Prepare for your postgraduate degree
This programme will help you thrive in a postgraduate university environment and provide you with both the language and academic skills you need to succeed.

Receive individual attention
With small group sizes, experienced teachers and courses designed specifically for international Master's students you will receive all the support you need.

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Student Outcomes

"I studied the NCUK Master’s Preparation qualification as it allowed me to practice how to write a dissertation.

It made it easy for me to adapt to an NCUK University."

Jooyeun Jeon, South Korea, MSc Management, University of Birmingham

Student Outcomes

"The course outline is well-organised including another interesting topic related to the UK.

I really like the topic of researching skills and building up those skills, and I’ve gained a lot from it."

Roong, Thailand. Studied Pre-Master's Programme in partnership with GoUni

Progression Universities

Progression Degrees

The BSC Pre-Master's Programme guarantees you two conditional offers and one guaranteed place giving you access to thousands of degree courses. Here are just a few examples.

Progression Degrees

What is the Pre-Masters Programme?

The BSC Pre-Master's Programme is offered by the Northern Consortium of UK Universities (NCUK), a global provider of university pathway programmes. It is a specialist pre-sessional English programme designed to prepare international students for postgraduate study in the UK.

On successful completion of the PMP, students are guaranteed a place on a postgraduate degree at an NCUK university partner in subject areas such as Art, Life Sciences, Engineering, Marketing, Business and Finance.

Student Outcomes

“Lecturers on the programme helped me through the academic writing process – I learned how to write and structure my essays. It was about much more than just improving my English.”

Jiayu Li, China
LLM Commercial Law, The University of Bristol

Programme Aims

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  • To enhance your English language ability to a level sufficient to enable you to communicate and study effectively and confidently at postgraduate level at a Western university.
  • To develop your academic skills and an understanding of the underlying philosophies and related capabilities required for successful study at postgraduate level in Western higher education.
  • To relate your existing subject knowledge to that of Western graduates in similar discipline.
  • To cultivate a commitment to good practice in academic work and in particular an awareness of the serious adverse implications of plagiarism.
  • To provide you with the necessary personal and key skills to enable you to develop as independent, autonomous learner, including the demonstrated ability to be able to plan a significant individual research project.
  • To give you practical experience of different methods that may be used to assess your learning.
  • To introduce aspects of Western culture and enable an understanding of the policies, procedures and regulations affecting study in the West.
  • To develop learning skills and reflective learning through the various elements of the programme.

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