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International Masters

Postgraduate course
English Language Study

Improve your English language and study skills in one year before studying your masters course.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    Headingley Campus/City Campus

Your Course

    Accredited by the British Council
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Our virtual learning environment and online library ranked 1st in the UK in the International Student Barometer, Summer Wave 2015.
Entry Requirements
Requirements:The International Masters course is a full time programme for International and EU students with a HND or equivalent award. This course is only available for students whose first language is not English.
English Language Requirement: IELTS 5.5 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:The International Masters course is a full time programme for International and EU students with a HND or equivalent award. This course is only available for students whose first language is not English.
English Language Requirement: IELTS 5.5 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.

More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.


  • Nasser Al-Shekaili


Nasser Al-Shekaili

International Masters

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“This is the only university I found with a programme like the International Masters and it’s a great course if you're studying English for the first time. The Research Skills module is my favourite - it’s helping me to understand more about studying in the UK and is opening my mind to new ways of learning.


You will develop your ability to conduct research in English. This includes learning how to find information from online and written sources, making effective notes, planning your assignments, using both in-text and bibliographic references correctly, writing in your own words, and avoiding plagiarism

This module supports the Research Skills module and is essential to that module. Skills you will develop include academic writing and an awareness of context and argument. You will also study a range of language structures and vocabulary that you will need to support your studies

You will develop your awareness of British culture, especially in relation to university life and student culture. You will study areas such as: student contemporary language, stereotypes and perceptions of the UK, the UK education system and the role of English as an international language.

During the second semester of Year 1, you will research and write a project linked to your area of Masters study. You will engage in primary and secondary research and be supported throughout by a personal supervisor who will be assigned to you.

You will also study 2 modules from the receiving Faculty where you will eventually study your masters in Year two of the course. You will study these modules in preparation for your masters and will be in the same lectures and tutorials as British students.

After successful completion of Year 1 modules, you will progress onto year 2 of the International masters which will be your chosen masters. See your masters course description for module information.

You will also gain a cultural awareness of the university environment in the UK and get the most from your masters course as you develop your academic reading and writing skills, as well as your spoken skills allowing you to present and discuss your research.

International students will need only one visa for this two-year course. In year one, in addition to English, you will also study modules in the faculty of your chosen masters. In year two, you will study the masters course of your choice.

In the International Student Barometer Summer Wave 2015 our Virtual Learning Environment was ranked 1st in the world and we were ranked 1st in the UK and 2nd in the world for our online library and technology* .

*International Student Barometer, Summer Wave 2015. This is an independent survey of 69 institutions worldwide, of which 51 are in the UK.

  • Suzanne Corazzi Suzanne Corazzi
    Senior Lecturer

    Our course gives you the opportunity to acquire a sophisticated level of English through an applied and practical approach to the study of language. You will work in classes where you can develop your oral and written communication skills.

    Suzanne has extensive experience in teaching English as a foreign language in higher education. She has worked with students from a wide range of backgrounds, developing their academic and language skills for use in professional settings. Suzanne is also an external writing examiner at levels equivalent to B1 - C1 in the common European framework.
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  • International Masters - Suzanne Corazzi

  • International Masters - Sue Birch, Principal Lecturer

The tuition fee for the full two year course for students entering in 2017/18 is £20,500. You will be required to pay £10,200 in Year 1 of the course and £10,300 in Year 2 of the course.
The tuition fee for the full two year course for students entering in 2017/18 is £20,500. You will be required to pay £10,200 in Year 1 of the course and £10,300 in Year 2 of the course.
  • Library



    Our Library is one of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, our Library has you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

  • Headingley Campus


    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities


    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Headingley Campus/City Campus

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An amazing place to spend your days

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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