About the International Masters Postgraduate course
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.
Semester 1 teaching is from 26 September 2016 to 16 December 2016. There will be no teaching during the Christmas holiday period of 19 December 2016 to 9 January 2017. The semester 1 assessment and exam period is from 9 January 2017 to 20 January 2017.
Semester 2 teaching is from 30 January 2017 to 7 April 2017 and 24 April 2017 to 5 May 2017. There will be no teaching during the Easter holiday period of 10 April 2017 to 21 April 2017. The semester 2 assessment and exam period is from 8 May 2017 to 19 May 2017.
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
MA International Relations
MSc Creative Technology
MA Sport Business
MA Physical Education
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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.
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Mature ApplicantsOur 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.
Verify your qualificationsIf 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 CorazziSenior 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.
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.
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