Pre-Master's - Oxford International Pathway College - Oxford

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The Pre-Master’s Preparation (PMP) course is designed for students wanting to upgrade their English language level ahead of a postgraduate degree course. It also prepares students with the necessary academic skills for a successful postgraduate study in English.

Upon successful completion of the PM, students will progress to one of many available master’s degrees at leading universities across the UK, reducing the stress of applying to each university separately, giving you the confidence to get on with your studies.

English language Requirements

  • ELLT 4 or 5.5 IELTS or recognised equivalent

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1 Year:



Start Dates

April 2023 | January 2023 | January 2024 | September 2023

Pathway Tuition Fee


Course English Language Requirement
10 week Pre-Master's Preparation IELTS 5.5 (with no skill below 5.5)
20 week Pre-Master's Preparation IELTS 5.0 (with no skill below 5.0)
+6 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 4.5 (with no skill below 4.5)
+12 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 4.0 (with no skill below 4.0)

How does this course work?

Choosing to study abroad is a rewarding experience that can help you succeed both academically and personally. At Oxford International, we design our courses to prepare you both for your future studies and beyond.

When choosing a pathway course, you need to know what is right for you based on your academic and personal development goals. Our pathway courses will prepare you with subject-specific knowledge and academic English language skills. Alongside this, our dedicated and friendly college teams will ensure that you have the help you need to adjust to life as an international student abroad.

During your pathway course, you will take a combination of core and subject modules specific to your chosen degree. It’s a great way to get familiar with your subject area while learning core university study skills such as academic writing and referencing. There is still a lot of studying involved, but all our courses are designed to prepare you in the best possible way.

With experienced tutors and small class sizes, you will have the space to develop your confidence while strengthening your university-level study skills. Once you’ve completed, you will continue onto the next stage of your chosen degree course at university.

Throughout your time with us, we will support you to realise your true potential.


Alongside study subject-specific modules based on your chosen field of study, you will study core modules that will develop your English Language abilities in preparation for university-level study.

Common modules

This module aims to help you achieve the equivalent of IELTS 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) to continue further study at University. Through this course, you will be made aware of the critical importance of English competence in the context of your ongoing academic studies.

*Please note: The English for Academic Purposes is for non-native speakers of English

The overarching aim of the Research Methods module is to allow students to develop their academic study skills to the level required to successfully embark on a postgraduate course at university. This will be done through the exploration of research methods and a research project.

Available subjects

The Pre-Master’s Preparation course at the Oxford Centre is designed to prepare international students for postgraduate study at university. You will strengthen your English language skills and develop business related knowledge.

Supporting students to success

Learn more about what our students have to say when studying across our education network.

As DMUIC is situated in England’s most vibrant and multicultural city, I had the opportunity to make friends from different countries. The most amazing thing was that the DMUIC staff including all teachers and the office persons were very motivational and welcoming. They provide the best routes for study to every individual.”

Syed Asim Hussain Pakistan, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I’ve enjoyed studying at DMUIC, the tutors are excellent and have helped me settle into life as a university student. They are also really supportive and have helped myself and other students with other issues outside of the classroom such as accommodation.

Nafisa Bangladesh, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I have successfully progressed onto my degree course at the University of Bradford because of UBIC's reliable policies and teaching programme. To the new students, those who just started their foundation at Bradford International College, I must say you are going to pass the class, the only thing required is your attention and leave the rest on UBIC's staff because they are the one that are going to lead you to a brilliant future as it is a pathway to success.

Shoaib Khan Pakistan, University of Bradford International College (UBIC)

I have a lot of international friends here at BUIC, and I’ve learnt so much from them. There is always a lot to do together both on and off-campus.

Sagar Nepal, Bangor University International College (BUIC)

I would recommend UGIC because it is based on the main University of Greenwich campus, a cosmopolitan university. At UGIC, there are students from all around the world, and I've made a lot of friends from exciting places."

Gozel Turkmenistan, University of Greenwich International College (UGIC)

I think one of the main reasons the IIM (pre-masters) has been so helpful is because the staff are so supportive and are always able to help me. Whether it is understanding a module or finding out how to sort accommodation, they will help you with everything. I’ve enjoyed studying at Bangor, the people are friendly, and the environment is also really peaceful and safe. It’s given me the best opportunity to succeed in my studies here in the UK.

Tong Tong China, Bangor University International College (BUIC)