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Course Information

Our Masters Pre-sessional course will give you the language level and academic knowledge you need to study at postgraduate level.

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.

Course Contents

✔ 21 hours per week
✔ 15 lessons per week
✔ Minimum age: 18+

Applicants will need to provide evidence of strong maths & science knowledge, & may need to complete an assessment test.

Minimum level of entry

Course Timetable


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.

  • Business
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources Management
  • Logistics
  • Law

  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Managing Information Systems
  • Aviation
  • Medicine
  • Tourism
  • Media and
  • Communications/Journalism
  • Art

Pre-Sessional Weeks 1 - 6

Pre-Sessional Weeks 7 - 14

Minimum Level Requirements

The entry requirement for the Masters Pre-sessional is level 5, which includes a UK Degree or NARIC equivalent qualifications.

For students taking a 24 week course (2 terms) IELTS 4.5 is required.

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.

Course Certificates
ETC Pre-Masters Diploma – Level 6

Course Start Dates

The Pre-Masters course has 4 start dates throughout the year. They are:

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ETC’s University Counsellor Services

When you study on the ETC Pre-Masters you will be assigned to our University Counsellor. They will help you to:

Find the university of your choice

Write your personal statement

Get letters of recommendation

Complete your university application

Find out about your extra curricular activities

Course Fees

24 week course


🗸 22.5 hours tuition per week
🗸 15 lessons per week


24 week course

Frequently Asked Questions

How long are classes?

Please check the section at the top of this page to confirm the number of lessons you will receive during this course.

When can I start studying?

There are 4 starts dates for the Pre-Masters course throughout the year. You can final them listed earlier on this page.

How do I enrol?

To enrol at ETC, simply click the button below and complete our enrolment form!

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