Take the next step with postgraduate study at a top university in the UK

Start a Pre-Masters in January or April and progress to a Masters in September 2017

When your students choose to study a postgraduate degree overseas, they are making an important investment in their future. It is essential that they are fully prepared for studying in a new environment that requires a range of effective study skills, relevant academic knowledge and a strong understanding of the English language. The Pre-Masters programme will build the skills for success at postgraduate level.


*start dates vary depending on the International Study Centre and the student's IELTS level.

Three good reasons to study a Pre-Masters

To develop high-level academic English and study skills

Masters study requires students to be able to use English in the academic environment to a high standard. The Pre-Masters course gives a thorough grounding in these areas, so that students have the confidence to take part in presentations and seminars, and thrive academically.

To improve academic knowledge beyond degree or diploma level

Students don’t have to have studied a degree to apply to start a Pre-Masters. Some courses offer entry for students who have studied to diploma level. Pre-Masters courses offer a variety of routes, where modules are designed to ensure students study the specific subjects required.

To study a new subject area

If students want to study a completely new field or change career, the Pre-Masters will give them the new academic knowledge required to take their chosen path.

Choose from a wide range of university locations for the best quality education

Coventry University London

Pre-Masters - February start

Named University of the Year by The Times Higher Education Award 2015, Coventry University London Campus is serious about business and one of the largest providers of business related degree courses in Europe. Located in the heart of London, with close proximity to some of the world’s leading organisations, students benefit from a real business and professional experience in and around the campus with a better opportunity to connect and network with like-minded professionals.



University of Huddersfield

Pre-Masters - April start

Student-centred and focused on graduate employment, courses at Huddersfield are tailored to the demands of 21st-century business. The University is in the UK top 10 for paid work placements and has a 97% employability rate (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2011/12). In 2013, the University was awarded Times Higher Education University of the Year in recognition of the high level of student satisfaction and teaching excellence.



Keele University

English for Pre-Masters - January start
Pre-Masters - April start

Keele is the perfect place for postgraduate study. The beautiful, rural campus community provides an environment for study that is focused, relevant and tranquil. Students benefit from highly-respected academics who are leaders in their fields and a reputation for excellence in research. The University was awarded ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ by the Times/Sunday Times 2017.

Kingston University, London

Pre-Masters - January start

Located less than thirty minutes away by train from central London’s global business network, the University offers innovative programmes and entrepreneurial expertise, which focus on career and development needs.

Liverpool John Moores University

Pre-Masters - May start

As a welcoming, safe and culturally diverse city, Liverpool is an amazing place to live and learn. Studying at postgraduate level will give students access to high-quality teaching, ground-breaking research as well as extensive links to employers, entrepreneurs and business leaders.

The University of Sheffield

Pre-Masters - January and April start

A member of the prestigious Russel Group of universities, Sheffield offers high-quality programmes taught in a distinctive environment that is especially welcoming and supportive to international students. The University of Sheffield’s extraordinary academic reputation attracts the best students, teachers and researchers from around the world.

University of Strathclyde

Pre-Masters - January and April start

Established as a ‘place of useful learning’, the University of Strathclyde hosts one of the largest, best-equipped engineering faculties in the UK and the triple-accredited Strathclyde Business School. Students get to live and study in Glasgow, one of the most dynamic and cultural cities in the UK.

University of Sussex

Pre-Masters - January and May start

A highly ranked UK university in the global top 1%, Sussex is respected throughout the world as a research-led institution, attracting leading thinkers to inspire its students. The beautiful, green campus is only nine minutes away from the exciting coastal city of Brighton and Hove.

Study Group is helping your students to improve their career prospects

It’s never been more important to give students a head start in today’s competitive employment market. Integrated into the academic curriculum at each International Study Centre, our new CareerAhead programme helps them become confident, highly skilled and extremely employable graduates.

Benefits of CareerAhead

  • Provides career support at every stage – showing students and parents how a well-defined plan can prepare students for their careers right from enrolment through to post-progression
  • Available without any additional cost across the Study Group global International Study Centre network
  • Increases student engagement with existing campus-based facilities, services and other development opportunities for better learning

To see full details of all programmes, entry requirements and progression options download our brochure now or visit the Course Finder website.

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