Our unique, combined academic English and masters course is for non-native speakers of English, including students from the European Union (EU) as well as international students. On this two-year course you will improve the academic and language skills you need for a masters, enhancing your ability to research, reference correctly and avoid plagiarism.
Class time: Minimum of 13 hours per week of Academic English and subject specific modules in Year 1 plus personal tutorials and an approximately equal amount of self-study. Year 2 class time depends on the masters chosen.
Teaching The cost of teaching materials varies per module but will not exceed £20 for any one module. Many of the materials are available for loan free-of-charge from the University library.
Please note: Your class timetable will be provided at induction. All classes take place from Monday to Friday.
Class size: Maximum 20 students for English Classes.
Semester 1 teaching is from 26 September 2016 to 16 December 2016. There will be no teaching during the Christmas holiday period of 19 December 2016 to 9 January 2017. The semester 1 assessment and exam period is from 9 January 2017 to 20 January 2017.
Semester 2 teaching is from 30 January 2017 to 7 April 2017 and 24 April 2017 to 5 May 2017. There will be no teaching during the Easter holiday period of 10 April 2017 to 21 April 2017. The semester 2 assessment and exam period is from 8 May 2017 to 19 May 2017.
Minimum age on entry is 18. You can study the International Masters with more than 30 of our masters courses across the University, including:
- MSc International Tourism & Hospitality Management
- MA International Business
- MSc International Trade & Finance
- MSc Toxicological Sciences
- MA Sound Design
- MA Childhood Studies & Early Years
- MSc Management
- MA International Relations
- MSc Creative Technology
- MA Sport Business
- MA Physical Education
The International Masters course is a full time programme for International and EU students with a HND or equivalent award. The International Masters course is a full time programme for International and EU students with a HND or equivalent award. The course is also relevant for students with a 3rd Class honours degree or an ordinary degree or those who have a higher classification but require the academic content underpinning from the subject area of their chosen masters award. This course is only available for students whose first language is not English.
English Language Requirement: IELTS 5.5 with no skills below 5.0, or an equivalent qualification.
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.
If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
You will also gain a cultural awareness of the university environment in the UK and get the most from your masters course as you develop your academic reading and writing skills, as well as your spoken skills allowing you to present and discuss your research.
International students will need only one visa for this two-year course. In year one, in addition to English, you will also study modules in the faculty of your chosen masters. In year two, you will study the masters course of your choice.
In the International Student Barometer Summer Wave 2015 our Virtual Learning Environment was ranked 1st in the world and we were ranked 1st in the UK and 2nd in the world for our online library and technology* .
*International Student Barometer, Summer Wave 2015. This is an independent survey of 69 institutions worldwide, of which 51 are in the UK.
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Last updated April 18, 2017