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International Masters
Postgraduate course

International Masters

Overview

Our unique, combined academic English and masters course is for non-native speakers of English, including students from the European Union (EU) as well as international students. On this two-year course you will improve the academic and language skills you need for a masters, enhancing your ability to research, reference correctly and avoid plagiarism.

Class time: Minimum of 13 hours per week of Academic English and subject specific modules in Year 1 plus personal tutorials and an approximately equal amount of self-study. Year 2 class time depends on the masters chosen.

Teaching Materials: The cost of teaching materials varies per module but will not exceed £20 for any one module. Many of the materials are available for loan free-of-charge from the University library.

Please note: Your class timetable will be provided at induction. All classes take place from Monday to Friday.

Class size: Maximum 20 students for English Classes.

Minimum age on entry is 18. You can study the International Masters with more than 30 of our masters courses across the University, including:
MSc International Tourism & Hospitality Management
MA International Business
MSc International Trade & Finance
MSc Toxicological Sciences
MA Sound Design
MA Childhood Studies & Early Years
MSc Management
MA International Relations
MSc Creative Technology
MA Sport Business
MA Physical Education
Click here for the full list.

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008.

Please note, only campus based deliverey will be available for the MSc Responsible Tourism Management with this course.

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.

Entry Requirements

Requirements:The International Masters course is a full time programme for International and EU students with a HND or equivalent award. The course is also relevant for students with a 3rd Class honours degree or an ordinary degree or those who have a higher classification but require the academic content underpinning from the subject area of their chosen masters 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.

Please note that applicants for the MSc Responsible Tourism Management course will need to meet specific work experience requirements in addition to the above.

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. The course is also relevant for students with a 3rd Class honours degree or an ordinary degree or those who have a higher classification but require the academic content underpinning from the subject area of their chosen masters 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.

Please note that applicants for the MSc Responsible Tourism Management course will need to meet specific work experience requirements in addition to the above.

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 internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
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.

Careers

Nasser Al-Shekaili

Careers

Nasser Al-Shekaili

International Masters

“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.

Modules & 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.

Suzanne Corazzi
Suzanne Corazzi
Senior Lecturer
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.
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.
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Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
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Facilities

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • 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.

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Headingley Campus/City Campus

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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