Master the skills you need to succeed
You have the passion, drive and commitment to become a specialist in your chosen area, but you want to make sure you make the most of your year at university.
Our Master’s preparation programme is a graduate preparation programme (also known as Pre-Master’s pathway). Our programme combines specialist postgraduate-level academic language learning, study skills development and IELTS or GMAT exam preparation with impartial university advice and guidance from our experienced academic team.
It will give you the tools you need to not only get into your chosen university, but support you to achieve great success during your studies and final thesis or research project.
On this course, you will:
- Understand and effectively use academic language and subject-specific vocabulary
- Follow a lecture at postgraduate level and write effective notes
- Understand the format of academic seminars and use appropriate language
- Critically evaluate academic texts and write informatively about them
- Write well-organised, clear and persuasive essays
- Conduct effective research using a variety of information sources and write clearly about the results
- Gain a higher IELTS or GMAT score
- Produce an impressive university application
Strengthen your academic skills
Your Master’s course will be incredibly rewarding. Prepare for different styles of assessment and academic research by strengthening your postgraduate-level academic language skills.
- Academic writing
You will learn key writing techniques to effectively tackle exam questions or coursework essays – as well as develop proper referencing skills.
- Academic reading
Develop your abilities to skim or scan academic texts while understanding key points made and evaluating how this influences your argument.
- Academic listening
Understand effective use of emphasis, pause and intonation from a speaker. Summarise meaning and evaluate opinions based on your listening
ACADEMIC SKILLS MODULE
Develop your skills toolkit
You will develop advanced study skills to help you perform your best when asked to complete tasks, assignments and exams at university. These may also be different to skills you have learned in your own country, so we will support you to learn, practise and master how to gain high marks at university-level.
Preparing for IELTS or GMAT
Our teachers have extensive experience with IELTS and GMAT exams. You will get intensive preparation for your IELTS so you can successfully achieve your desired score (at least 6.5) and get entry to your degree programme at university.
Start any Monday
24 June - 26 July 2024
8 January - 15 March 2024
8 April - 14 June 2024
7 October - 13 December 2024