The main focus of the course is a 2,000 word research methodology report, followed by a 7,000 word major project in a specialism of the student’s own choosing. The course will cover; the research proposal, thesis statements, research methodologies, recording/reporting results, report structure, literature reviews, statistical analysis, primary/secondary data collection/analysis, sampling frames, qualitative/quantitative triangulation etc.
Students also follow an academic module in their specialism according to the course they intend to follow at university. This will be taught by a specialist tutor and provide the necessary subject content and theory to enable the student to fulfil their project objectives. Students may also pay for extra tutorial support with an academic tutor in their specialist field, where available. The academic tutor will offer advice on subject content, research methodology and how to structure reports.
The academic module can be chosen from a range of topics in many different areas according to the intended University Qualification e.g.
- Human Resources Management]
- Information Technology
- Managing Information Systems
- Media and Communications/Journalism
English for Academic Purposes
Students are taught a range of EAP study skills, including research methodology, preparing for lectures, note taking, working in teams, preparing seminars, designing presentations, structuring assignments, referencing, process writing etc.
Certificates and Credits
At the end of the course, students will receive an ETC Award as listed below depending on the nature and achievement of their course of study. They will also receive an end of course report which will show Pass, Merit or Distinction criteria according to the performance of the student in the project and assignments. This will also record their perceived English level based on all internal and external tests completed during the course. Students will obtain an ETC Pre-Masters Diploma – Level 6.
For Students studying 4 weeks, IELTS 5.5 is required.
For students studying 8 weeks, IELTS 5 is required.
For students studying 12 weeks, IELTS 4.5 is required.
Our courses run in 12 week terms. The Pre-sessional has 4 start dates throughout the year.
Standard – 28 lessons / 21 hours per week
Our pre-sessional courses are 21 hours (28 lessons) per week. Each lesson is 45 minutes and a typical course runs for 12 weeks (1 term).
Please note this is a sample timetable and may be subject to change