This special online pre-master's programme is designed for students who would like to gain the specialist skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their Master's.
It will prepare university graduates for study on specified courses at postgraduate masters or equivalent level at NCUK member institutions.
The Pre-Master's Programme is designed to accommodate degree graduates with varying levels of English language ability.
By successfully completing this programme, you will be guaranteed admission to an appropriate postgraduate programme offered by an NCUK member university.
Mon – Fri
Lessons between 9am and 2pm UK time
IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
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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 including:
Study skills include: planning a research project; taking notes in lectures; seminars and tutorial discussion skills; group work.
"I studied the NCUK Master’s Preparation qualification as it allowed me to practice how to write a dissertation and made it easy for me to adapt to an NCUK University."
Jooyeun Jeon, South Korea, MSc Management, University of Birmingham
"My NCUK 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
"Studying on the NCUK Pre-Masters Preparation Programme, I learned the academic English and presentation skills that really helped me on my Masters degree."
Ruoying Wang, China, Leeds Beckett University, MSc Accounting
"Lecturers on the NCUK 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
In order to enter the PMP programme, students should normally have completed:
To submit your application to NCUK, we will also need your:
You are expected to also study in your own time, both in preparation for the live classes and to complete set homework and assessments. The Total average study time per week is 40 hours minimum
On successful completion of the programme students will be able to:
Each module will have an assessment schedule, which will be completed by the end of the appropriate term, and will include formative and summative assignments, and other assessment tasks. Assessments are designed to demonstrate learning across the individual modules of the programme, and to allow you to experience a wide range of the assessment methods used in Western postgraduate programmes.
Assessments will normally include:
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.
The BSC Pre-Master's Programme is offered by the Northern Consortium of UK Universities (NCUK), a global provider of pathway programmes. This gives students access to NCUK's unique Placement Support Service which means students can make a single application and NCUK follow through the applications with each individual university on their behalf.
If you have any questions about applying for the Pre-Master's Programme then contact our expert team.