PREPARING YOU FOR
YOUR MASTER'S PROGRAMME

Pre-Sessional for Postgraduate Studies:
IMPROVING ACADEMIC ENGLISH FOR MASTER'S PROGRAMMES

This short, three-month Pre-Master's programme is designed for international students who have completed their first degree and want to prepare for studying at a master's level by improving their Academic English and study skills. The course runs year-round and helps students to develop their language skills and achieve the standard needed to meet university language entry requirements.

Admission Requirements

Students who enrol on our Pre-Master's programme are expected to have completed an undergraduate degree at a university - either in your home country or abroad.

In addition to providing proof of a Bachelor's degree or higher education diploma, your English language level needs to be equivalent to one of the following:

  • 5.5 in IELTS
  • 46 on TOEFL
  • 162 on Cambridge English
  • B2 CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference)

Have a question about your academic qualifications, fees or visa requirements? We'd be happy to help you!

COURSE CONTENT

The main focus of the Stay Campus London Pre-Sessional for Postgraduate Studies programme is on helping students to prepare for the style of teaching and learning required at postgraduate level, developing research skills, understanding how to avoid plagiarism, and how to make effective academic presentations. You will be taught in small classes allowing our tutors to give each student individual support and attention.

The course is a great way to acclimatise to living and studying in the UK, learning about British culture, places to go and see in London, how to make the best use of public transport and so on. It’s also a great way to make friends with fellow students before the main course begins.

We will help you develop the Academic English skills required to meet university entry requirements. These include:

  • improving grammatical skills;
  • increasing the range of general and specialised vocabulary;
  • enhancing sentence and paragraph structure;
  • improving reading skills and identifying key information and arguments;
  • interpreting tables and graphs;
  • tackling multiple choice questions;
  • speaking in a coherent and fluent manner.

Other topics include:

  • creating academic reports;
  • writing well-structured essays;
  • using quantitative and qualitative research skills;
  • constructing and delivering academic presentations;
  • practicing interview and negotiation skills.

You'll receive one-to-one support in the build up to the start of your main programme

All the help you need to succeed

Personalised Support

At Stay Campus London, we are committed to ensuring you gain the necessary English language qualifications and study skills to advance to a British university. Your academic tutor will take a personal interest in your progress and help you develop your study plan accordingly.

Entry requirements will vary from country to country, so it's best to contact us to discuss your individual education background and goals.

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The benefits of Stay Campus London

  • One to one support

    One-to-one support

    Our tutors are highly qualified and have experience teaching international students, so they understand the kind of personal support you may need.

  • New classes

    University application assistance

    We support each individual student through the process of applying to your chosen universities. Our partner universities guarantee you a place on passing your course. 

  • Personalised help

    Preparation for British academic life

    A vital part of our programme involves training students to adapt their skills and knowledge to the specific context and environment they will encounter when they are enrolled in postgraduate courses.

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    Top notch facilities

    Stay Campus London’s modern classrooms have the latest hardware and software and our libraries offer a flexible space for you to work alone or in groups. Students also have 24/7 access to online resources, study tools and materials.

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    An international environment

    Our team of academic professionals comes from all over the world and will help you develop the social and learning skills required for studying at a UK higher education institution.

    Plus, when you stay with us you’ll enjoy a ready-made community of international students from over 80 nationalities!

  • Onsite accommodation

    On-site accommodation

    Whether you're attending this course on your own or with friends, we'll always have space for you. All rooms come with an en-suite bathroom, kitchenette and optional weekly cleaning and linen service.

    We also have an in-house events team who hosts regular activities free of charge.

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    Small class size

    At Stay Campus London, you'll enjoy our smaller classes for individualised learning, with 5 students average (maximum 12) per class.

  • 4 campuses

    Great location in London

    We're located in the student capital of the world – London! You'll have easy access to the entire city, major airports and railway stations. Stay with us and you’ll even get discounts to local restaurants, cafés and shops!

A smooth transition to a UK university

Testimonials

Everyone has been so friendly, helping me with the application process and giving guidance at each stage of applying to university. Teachers have also been really helpful, explaining topics clearly and making us understand the assessment tasks.

 

-- Agigi from Taiwan

received offers from Royal Holloway, Brunel and Sussex University

This programme provided a great foundation, giving me the skills I needed for studying at university and helping me step by step with the process of choosing the right university.

 

-- Sammy from Canada

is currently studying at Reading University

As an international student my biggest concern was the language barrier. Whenever I asked a question, the teacher always answered patiently, which really increased my confidence. And when I made my applications to universities, my mentor always coordinated everything smoothly and swiftly.

 

-- Lijia from China

is currently enrolled at the University of Birmingham

I thought the first year in Britain would be a very difficult time, but the school days were fantastic for me. My teachers answered all my questions, gave advice and helped me with college applications. I also met friends from different countries on campus. Dormitories and schools are conveniently located in the same building so I didn’t have to worry about traffic jams. Overall, my English level has been greatly improved during the school year and I have been more integrated into life in the UK.

-- Kaylie from China

received offers from University of Westminster, University of Manchester, University for the Creative Arts, and University of Birmingham

DISCOVER THE STAY CAMPUS LONDON EXPERIENCE

Stay Campus London offers an all-inclusive campus experience within a big city.

Everything you need is here in one place – from the classrooms to the café and everything in between!

ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION

Stay Campus London offers an all-inclusive campus experience within a big city. Everything you need is here in one place – from the classrooms to the café and everything in between! You’ll find a modern, safe and welcoming atmosphere where students live, study, socialise and enjoy the very best of London.

Get ready to call London home!

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