A Masters degree is a course of academic study leading to a qualification such as a Masters of Arts (MA), Masters of science (MSc), MBA. It usually takes one to two years for the professional practice or internship full-time. You can also study for a Master’s degree part-time, or through flexible learning. The qualification is designed to give you a thorough understanding of a subject. It helps you develop your analytical, intellectual and essay/dissertation writing skills.

Academic requirement

When choosing a postgraduate course, it’s important to check the entry requirements thoroughly. If you are applying for either a taught or research-based course, universities will be looking for:

  • strong evidence of your interest in your chosen field
  • sustained commitment to research at undergraduate level
  • the ability to work independently and in a team
  • realistic expectations of what can be achieved in your studies
  • evidence from other training, experience, and study that you have the requisite academic skills to cope with the course (this is particularly important for mature applicants or those who do not meet the normal entry requirements)
  • indication that you have the requisite motivation to take on a new discipline in a short space of time if completing a conversion course

Some entry requirements are applicable for all postgraduate qualifications. This helps both you and your chosen university check you’re ready for the level of study a postgraduate qualification requires.

MA/MSc/MRes/MPhil – You will normally need at least a 2:2 in a relevant degree. Subject requirements vary depending on the course. Some courses require a degree in a science related subject, while others have more flexible requirements. Industry experience may also be required for certain courses. Other qualifications equivalent to a degree and relevant experience may also be taken into account by some universities.

Pre-Masters -A pre-master’s course will prepare you for success in your master’s degree. You will improve your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level.

You should consider taking a pre-master’s course if any of the following applies to you:

  • You want to meet the academic or language requirements for a master’s.
  • You want to boost your confidence and experience UK university life before your master’s.
  • You have not studied for some time and want some extra preparation.

5 benefits of our pre-master’s courses

  1. Once you enrol you will have a guaranteed pathway to your master’s by passing with appropriate grades.
  2. Study from just 12-24 weeks depending on your needs.
  3. You have access to the same high- quality facilities and support services as our degree students.
  4. You will have a personal academic adviser to support your studies and help you make the right decisions in your course.
  5. You will study and become friends with people from all over the world, making your time on your course unforgettable.

After your pre-master’s

A pre-master’s course will prepare you for a master’s degree in many subject areas, see the course page to find out more. Some master’s degrees may have further requirements such as work experience or a portfolio. A pre-master’s does not provide these but will still develop the study skills and academic language level you need. 

Academic requirement

Academic IELTS for UKVI 6 overall (minimum 5.5 in each module )

Nationality: Any non-UK or EU national.

List of Universities

University of Aberdeen
Bellerbys College
Coventry University
Durham University
Holland International Study Centre
University of Huddersfield
Keele University
Kingston University
Lancaster University
University of Leeds
University of Leeds Beckett
University of Lincoln
Liverpool John Moores University
Royal Holloway University of London
The University of Sheffield
University of Strathclyde
University of Surrey
University of Sussex
University College Dublin
Birmingham City University International College (UK)
University of Northampton International College (UK)
Cambridge Ruskin International College (UK)
Hertfordshire International College (UK)
International College at Robert Gordon University (UK)
International College Portsmouth (UK)
Leicester University Global Study Centre (UK)
London Brunel International College (UK)
The College, Swansea University (UK)
University of Plymouth International College (UK)
Bangor University
Ulster University
Solent University
Hertfordshire University
Northumbria University
University of West Scotland
University of Bedforshire
University of Wolverhamton
De Montfort University
University of Greenwich
Brunel University
University of Chester
Queens University Belfast
University of East London
University of South Wales
University of Dundee
Anglia Ruskin University
University of Creative Arts
Newcastle College
Wrexham Glyndwr University
University of Birbeck
Queen Mary University
Royal Veterinary College
Goldsmith University of London
University of sunderland
University of Hull
University of Reading
Aston University 
Middlesex University
Swansea University