University of Surrey International Study Centre
Get the support you need to reach the IELTS requirement for your pathway, with our English for Pre-Masters programme.
Your level of English will determine how much English preparation you will need before beginning your academic programme.
You can take one or two semesters of English language preparation. If you have IELTS 5.0 (5.0 in all bands) or equivalent, you will need one semester of English for Pre-Masters. If you have IELTS 4.5 (4.5 in all bands) or equivalent, you will need to complete our two-semester English for Pre-Masters programme.
This course has two start dates, depending on when you begin your Pre-Masters Programme.
One-semester programme: September, before starting your academic programme in February, or June, before starting your academic programme in September
Two-semester programme: June, before starting your academic programme in February
English for Pre-Masters students at the University of Surrey International Study Centre will not need to take an additional IELTS test for progression to their Pre-Masters Programme. Students will be assessed on their Academic English Skills (AES) grade at the International Study Centre (they will be required to achieve a minimum of 40% in all skill areas).
Course length: one and two semesters
Entry points: June and September
Semester dates for one semester:
10/06/2019 – 23/08/2019
30/09/2019 – 13/12/2019
Semester dates for two semesters:
Semester 1: 10/06/2019 – 23/08/2019
Semester 2: 30/09/2019 – 13/12/2019
Progression to: Pre-Masters Programme
Age: students are normally 21 years of age or older on the first day of their academic programme at the International Study Centre.
Entry requirements: visit our entry requirements page for a list of academic, English language and country-specific entry requirements for all programmes.
The International Foundation Year and the Pre-Masters are designed to provide international students with a direct pathway to a degree at the University of Surrey.
This one or two-semester pathway programme leads to a wide range of postgraduate degrees at the University of Surrey.
Find out about tuition fees for all International Study Centre programmes, plus accommodation and additional costs.