Pre-Masters Programme


Pre-Master On Campus
2 months
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The NCUK Pre-Masters Programme is the best preparation for success on your chosen postgraduate degree and in your future career – it ensures you Get In to university and Get On with your studies.


Advantages of the Pre-Masters Preparation Programme

  • Guaranteed progression to thousands of Masters Degrees at leading universities. Takes the worry away about whether you will get a place
  • A unique one-stop application service. Reduces the stress of applying to each university separately and trying to find the right point of contact
  • The research skills and the English language knowledge and ability you will need to succeed on a PG programme. Ensures you not only get in but you’re ready to get on with your studies – some of our students say they were better prepared than UK students
Why Choose NCUK?

NCUK is a unique organisation. Our qualifications are specially designed with our universities to give international students the skills they need to succeed at university. As a university consortium, we can also offer our students a guaranteed place on thousands of degree courses at leading universities.

The PMP is for:

  • Anyone wanting to upgrade their English language level ahead of a postgraduate degree programme
  • Those wanting to ensure they have the academic skills necessary for successful postgraduate study in English
  • Anyone wanting to improve their career pathway or prospects through skills development and postgraduate study
  • Employers/sponsors looking to upskill their workforce through postgraduate study and want a one stop solution with academic and language preparation and the application processes

Where Next – Career Opportunities?

UK university graduates have the knowledge and skills that are valued by employers all around the world. At your NCUK university you will have access to top level careers advice and guidance to help you focus on the right job for you and to stand out from the crowd in an increasingly competitive jobs market. Choosing your NCUK qualification is the first step to realising your dreams and ambitions.

Programme Structure

The NCUK Pre-Masters Programme qualification gives guaranteed access to a postgraduate degree on successful completion. It includes:

  • Subject Module – One of Management, Life Sciences or Engineering
  • Research Module – this is an assessed dissertation of project proposal. It develops key skills such as evaluating information from a range of sources, qualitative and quantitative research methods, project planning, analyzing data and referencing.
  • Orientation to Western Study – this module involves learning key differences between study in a student’s home country and the UK. It is not formally assessed.
  • English for Academic Purposes – this module gives students a recognised English qualification which can be used for visa purposes and aims to particularly develop academic English.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
More about PTE Academic

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Age Requirements 

Applicants must normally be 21 years at the start of the Pre-Master’s Programme (PMP). 

  • Minimum Academic Requirements 

Students should normally have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree at a recognised university, in a subject relevant to their intended progression route. Students must complete a full Bachelors degree (note that the normal length of study for a Bachelors degree differs between countries). 3 year Diploma holders from some countries e.g. China may be accepted to PMP Route A (note that such students may have limited progression).

Work experience

For both Route A and B entry, relevant work experience is highly desirable. Progression opportunities may be limited without appropriate work experience.

Tuition Fee

Fees vary depending on where you choose to study. Please contact your preferred Study Centre for details.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Pre-Masters Programme


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