NCUK Pre-Master’s Programme: a qualification of exceptional quality, designed with and for universities

MEH NCUK Pre-Master’s Programme is the best route 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.


What is the Master’s Preparation programme?

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

  • Subject Module – choose from Management, Life Sciences, Engineering
  • Research Methods – this module is assessed by a dissertation or project proposal. It enables you to source and evaluate information from literature and the web; qualitative and quantitative research methods; research project planning; manipulating and analysing data; intellectual property conventions.
  • Orientation to Western Study – this module introduces you to the major differences between studying in their home country and studying in a western university setting. There is no formal assessment for this module.
  • English for Academic Purposes – this module gives you an English qualification that is recognised by NCUK universities and can be used for visa purposes. The module aims to develop your English language skills with a focus on Academic English.

What are the start dates and how long does it take?

We have intakes in September, January and March for courses that vary between 10, 20 or 30 weeks based on your current level of English. This means you can plan your time and investment accordingly. With the Pre Masters Programme and a one Year Masters in the UK, you can be back on your career track more quickly than anyone else.

Will I get help applying for my Master’s?

Studying an NCUK qualification gives you access to our unique Placement Support Service. This means you make a single application and NCUK follow through the applications with each individual university on your behalf. As well as this you will also receive expert advice on degree options and your supporting personal statement. Alternative routes into postgraduate degrees mean that you have to make multiple applications, one for each programme you wish to apply to.

What is the NCUK Guarantee?

Once accepted on the qualification, only NCUK can guarantee you a place on a postgraduate degree (upon successful completion) at one of our NCUK university partners. Unlike other preparation courses the Pre-Masters Preparation leads onto thousands of postgraduate degrees in all subject areas from Art to Engineering, Life Sciences to Theatre Design, Business and Finance to Marketing.


Who awards the Master’s Preparation qualification?

NCUK awards the final certificate. Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate showing that you have passed the course and a transcript that details your achievements.