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This International Masters Foundation programme is to support students as they move into UK Higher Education for our Masters programmes. It has been designed to develop your academic, independent learning and research skills, ensuring that when you start on one of our Masters programmes you will have the skills and mindset to succeed.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To prepare graduates for study at master’s level on London campus suite of postgraduate taught programmes
  • To develop students’ academic language, critical thinking and analytical skills to enable them to successfully complete postgraduate study.
  • To prepare students without an Honours degree but with alternative qualifications and relevant work experience for master’s level study.

Advantages of studying on this programme are:

  • Expert led preparation to study in the UK
  • Joint CAS
  • Access to our Docklands Facilities
  • High Contact hours and small class sizes

What will you study?

The course consists of three areas of study providing essential skills development required for master’s level study in the UK. Areas that you will be supported in will be:

Academic Skills

You will be taught effective study skills, communication and presentation skills, digital literacy skills. In addition during this course you will be taught how to participate effectively in workshops and seminars, and develop a strong understanding of the importance of academic integrity and plagiarism, critical thinking, and studying in the UK.

Research Methods

Research methods are a key part of all of our Masters programmes, where you will be required to design and conduct research. During the International Masters Foundation programme you will be provided with Taught an introduction to research methods, both qualitative and quantitative research, and develop an understanding of research ethics, and the commonly used research tools. You will also develop the skills needed for effective communication of research through presentations.

As you are progressing onto one of our Masters programme you will also need to have an awareness of current contemporary issues in the area of your chosen specialism. Our International Masters Foundation will provide you with a deeper knowledge in the field you are moving into, and support you in developing the skills you need for independent and collaborative study. You will be encouraged to work independently and in groups to address gaps in your theoretical knowledge.   

Students who do not possess the appropriate English Language skills may opt to undertake a 10-week pre-sessional English programme prior to joining the course.


Assessments have been carefully designed to prepare you for study at Masters level, helping you to develop your communication skills, ensuring that you have the research skills and knowledge to excel on one of our Masters programme.

Assessment is structured through a number of courseworks including essays, reports, a research proposal, group work and presentations.

Entry Requirements

All applicants are expected to be over 21 and have the following qualifications:

An acceptable 3-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Students with a diploma or level 9 equivalent would be expected to have 2 years relevant work experience and be able to evidence this.

For applicants where English is not the first language, applicants must normally be able to satisfy competence in English with an overall IELTS comparable score of 6.0 or above (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component), in so doing meeting the requirements of regulatory framework section 2.12. Applicants who have completed a degree, having been assessed and taught in English, will not normally be expected to meet this requirement.

For further information on English Language qualifications accepted click here.

Apply now

Apply now through our online application system. Before applying, you should check that you meet our entry requirements, and you should have all your supporting documents ready.

The first step is to create a profile. Then, after submitting your completed application, you will be required to upload your supporting documents listed in our documents checklist page.

Most courses don’t have a formal closing date, but they will close when they are full; apply early to avoid disappointment.

Alternatively, if you would like further information or guidance, enquire with us to speak with one of our admissions advisers.