Pre-Master's Programs

Program Information

So, you want to study your Masters degree?

Graduating with a Masters degree from an international university gives you a highly-respected qualification that is recognised
around the world – confirmation of your expertise in your subject that can create new exciting opportunities for you
and enhance your career prospects. Developed with our university partners, the NCUK Pre-Masters Preparation (PMP)
qualification offers you a complete solution to gaining your Masters degree in the UK or other countries globally, such as the US
and Australia.

The various modules that make up the Pre-Masters Preparation give you the high-level academic skills and knowledge you will
need at Masters level, the advanced language skills needed to study abroad, and the support and guidance to successfully apply
to take your Masters at a leading international university.


  • Preparing you for academic excellence.
    The Subject module gives you experience of studying a relevant subject
    in English at a high academic level, before you go on to study your full Masters degree. NCUK Pre-Masters students
    progress to a wide range of subjects including common areas of Management, Life Sciences, or Engineering – or something
    completely different, such as Theatre and Drama, Artificial Intelligence, or Robotics. There are thousands of Masters degree
    courses to choose from.
  • Developing academic research skills for postgraduate study.
    a wide range of academic research skills. When you take the Research Methods module, you will learn to effectively source
    and evaluate information from literature and the web, master qualitative and quantitative research methods, research
    and plan a project, analyse and manipulate data, and understand intellectual property conventions. Note, this module is
    assessed by a dissertation or project proposal.

  • Learning the advanced English language skills you need.
    Taking the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) module will
    ensure you have the high-level reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills needed to succeed on a Masters degree course.
    Recognised by NCUK Universities, this qualification can be used for visa purposes and so you don’t need IELTS or another
    proof of English exam.
  • Getting ready to study abroad.
    The Orientation to Western Study module prepares you for the teaching and
    learning methods you will experience on your Masters course: introducing you to the main differences between studying
    in your own country and studying at a western university. Please note that we will not formally assess you for this module.
  • Guaranteed access to thousands of Masters degree courses.
    When you achieve your NCUK Pre-Masters
    Preparation qualification, you have complete peace of mind that you will be guaranteed a place on a postgraduate degree
    at a leading university in the UK. NCUK will support you throughout the application process. Our unique one-stop
    application service means that you don’t have to worry about applying to each university separately, or finding the right
    point of contact. NCUK students have also gone on to study in Ireland and Australia.

A place on a Masters degree, guaranteed

Taking the Pre-Masters Preparation gives you NCUK’s unique guarantee* that you will receive a place on a postgraduate degree course at one
of our UK university partners. As an NCUK student, you will have at least two conditional offers, and when you pass the
Pre-Masters, a guaranteed place at a respected UK university!

Over 80% of our students get in to their first choice of university. You will be able to choose from thousands of postgraduate degrees in all
subject areas from Art to Engineering, Life Sciences to Theatre Design, Business and Finance to Marketing.

*Subject to NCUK Entry Requirements.