Pre-Master On Campus

UCL International Pre-Master's

6 months
13600 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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UCL’s International Pre-Master’s is a preparation course for international students who are aiming to study for a graduate degree at University College London or elsewhere in the UK. The International Pre-Master’s is a stimulating and rigorous course which provides you with the levels of English language and academic skills required to succeed at graduate level.


The UCL International Pre-Master’s helps facilitate the smooth transition to a Master’s degree at a leading UK university by:

  • Improving your academic English language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing to the level required of Master’s students in the UK.
  • Developing your ability to critically analyse, question, and argue, both generally and within your individual discipline, as well as to carry out independent research.
  • Providing opportunities for extensive practice in real academic tasks that you will typically undertake on graduate degree programmes in the UK.
  • Familiarising you with the UK academic culture - its expectations and practices both generally and within your individual discipline.
  • Developing your ability to reflect on your educational experiences so that you are better able to meet the challenges of postgraduate study.  
  • Enhancing your independent learning skills and learner autonomy in preparation for the demands of studying an academic discipline at a UK university.


We like to keep classes small for maximum engagement, so there will be an average of 14 students in a group. Our classes at University College London will be face-to-face and are interactive, so there are opportunities to practice, collaborate with other students, and ask questions.

In addition to classes, one of our teachers will be your assigned personal tutor for the duration of the course. They will usually meet with you every week to provide encouragement, discuss your coursework, and monitor your progress throughout the course.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Research, Argumentation and Criticality
  • Discipline-specific Research, Argumentation and Criticality
  • Architecture & Urban Design
  • Business & Management
  • Education
  • Finance, Accounting & Economics
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Law
  • Life Sciences & Medical Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You will need to provide a certificate from an English language test showing that your level of English meets our requirements. The certificate must be less than two years old from your IPM start date. 

Minimum academic requirements:

  • You must hold a degree with at least a lower second-class (2:2) or the equivalent from your country.
  • Alternatively, if you hold a conditional or unconditional offer for a Master’s degree at a UK university, this can be used to fulfil the academic requirement of the IPM.  
  • Please note that you must have completed your studies before applying. Your university transcript must show your final overall mark or your Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).

For your supporting statement, please write two paragraphs (200-250 words) about your reasons for applying to the IPM. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13600 GBP per year during 6 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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