Pre-Master's PROGRAMme:

SCL International College's Pre-Master's in Law programme is a three-term course designed for international students wanting to progress onto an LLM (Master of Laws) or other law-related Master’s degrees in the UK. It focuses on different aspects of UK and international law including the English legal system, contract law, law of tort, equity and trusts, and international law.

Course Content

Our methods of teaching encourage students to evaluate, analyse, and apply information, and to appreciate the relationship between theories and concepts and the real world of legal practice. You will learn how to improve your communication skills which will also help you in future employment scenarios, such as delivering effective presentations and making a good impression at interviews.

We appreciate that for students whose first language is not English, achieving the necessary IELTS score to meet university entry requirements is a daunting prospect. Throughout our programme, you will receive six hours tuition of Academic English per week which is specifically focused on the IELTS test.

As an integral part of the programme, students are given one-to-one assistance in choosing and applying to law related master's courses at UK universities. External expert speakers supplement the teaching programme and we also arrange trips to universities and other places of specific interest to law students such as the Courts of Justice and the chambers of legal firms.

This Pre-Master's in Law course will enhance your chances of securing a place at a good university and also give you a strong foundation for success once you get there.



Spring Term 

8 January - 29 March

Spring Break

1 April - 12 April

Summer Term 

15 April - 14 June

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!

The benefits of SCL International College

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    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.

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    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. 

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    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 undergraduate courses.

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    Top notch facilities

    SCL’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 50 nationalities!

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    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 SCL International College, you'll enjoy our smaller classes for individualised learning, with 5 students average (maximum 12) per class.

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    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!


English level not quite good enough? Don't worry!

We offer a Pre-Sessional English course that runs year-round, helping you to improve your English in all four disciplines and enabling you to enrol on one of our main programmes or apply to university.









A smooth transition to a UK university


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


SCL International College 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 in London

Get ready to call London home!

At SCL you’ll find a modern, safe and welcoming atmosphere where students live, study, socialise and enjoy the very best of London.

During your programme, you will live on site and when you finish, you can stay as long as you like! Our campuses are an easy 15-30 minute journey to many universities across the city.

Students progressing on to university in London can easily extend their accommodation at The Stay Club.

No moving!
No stress!
No hassle!

Practise English with new friends

Wondering which course is right for you?