English Language Teaching Unit

Integrated Masters and Presessional Programme

The University now offers an option to study for a Postgraduate Masters with an integrated Presessional English language course. This combines a 10-week (Module D) or 6-week (Module E) presessional course with the main programme of study .

The benefits of studying an Integrated Masters is that you’ll only need to make one visa application to study in the UK, meaning that you’ll save money and won’t need to renew your visa before you begin your masters.

Because this is an integrated presessional course, we can accept a wider range of English tests, including IELTS (standard and UKVI approved), TOEFL iBT and Pearson Test of English (PTE). The minimum requirements are:

  Module E Module D  B2 level minimum component scores
  Overall entry
Overall entry
Listening Speaking Writing Reading
IELTS 6.0 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5
PTE 54 51 51 51 51 51
iBT and Home
80 70 17 20 17 18

In order to be eligible, you must have:

  • successfully completed your undergraduate degree;
  • a conditional offer for postgraduate study at the University, with the only condition being that you must meet the English language requirement;
  • taken an English language test within 2 years of the start of the postgraduate masters programme;
  • achieved a score in English language which is only slightly lower than the English language requirement for the masters programme.


Students on the integrated programme pay the standard fee for the presessional course in addition to the fee for their postgraduate degree.

How to apply

  1. Apply online for a postgraduate masters programme.
  2. Upon receipt of a conditional offer, apply for Module D or Module E.
  3. If you are eligible for an offer for the Integrated Programme, you’ll be contacted by a member of the Postgraduate Admissions Team.
  4. If you wish to take up a place on the Integrated Programme, you’ll be issued with an unconditional offer letter that integrates the presessional course the Masters Programme.

Student Visa

If you are eligible for an offer for the Integrated Programme, you’ll be issued with one Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to cover both the presessional course and the masters programme. This can then be used to apply for one Student Visa to cover the entire duration of your studies.

Progression to the Postgraduate Masters Programme

Students who take up a place with an integrated offer do not automatically progress to their masters programme. Progression depends upon successfully completing your presessional course.

If you do not successfully complete your presessional course, your offer for the masters will revert to being conditional on English language, and your sponsorship for a Student Visa will be withdrawn.

If you then meet the English language condition by successfully completing an IELTS test at the appropriate level, you’ll be given an unconditional offer for the masters programme and a new Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to cover the dates of the masters programme only.

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