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Pre-sessional: International Masters Preparation

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Pre-sessional: International Masters Preparation (Full Programme)

Pre-Sessional: International Masters Preparation Short Course


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The Pre-Sessional: International Masters Preparation programme is designed to help you flourish and excel upon entry to your Masters course. 


It is open to any international Masters applicant (holding an Unconditional Offer). 

Over 9 weeks, you will embed yourself into London, understanding the city and what it has to offer, rehearse research skills ready for your Masters, practice academic skills deployed in UK higher education and found any additional English Language support you might want to be active, vocal and articulate in your classes and future assessments. 





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Pre-Sessional for Masters 2024

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The School for Continuing Education is here to support you throughout your individualised journey to Masters Study. This programme will provide you with confidence in your ability to engage with scholarly literature, navigate research methodologies, and contribute meaningfully to the academic discourse at post-graduate level at the University of Roehampton.


Intended audience

Participants come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. 

The International Masters Preparation pre-sessional programme helps you to accelerate your readiness for your upcoming Masters study through helping you to practice your English skills, remind yourself of academic research, experience UK higher educational learning and integrate successfully into London and the University prior to your studies. It is open to any international Masters applicant (holding an Unconditional Offer). 

We understand that everyone’s academic journey is unique and you may want a little extra support to help you thrive. Our programme ensures that you feel ready for the demands of postgraduate study and helps you to feel at home in the University of Roehampton and London more broadly.

This programme has been specifically designed for those who possess the drive and curiosity to excel at Masters study and are new to study in the UK. Led by the School of Continuing Education, the programme is taught by experienced postgraduate academics, specialising in international education.




By the end of the programme, you will have experienced UK University seminars, tutorials, lectures, workshops and site visits in:
•    Introduction to London
•    Introduction to Arts, Culture and Commerce in London
•    Introduction to History, Culture and Context
•    Written, verbal, comprehension and communication Academic English for Masters Study
•    Complex phrasing and vocabulary to debate within seminars and site visits
•    Subject-specific vocabulary
•    Academic English proficiency and confidence necessary for Masters study
•    Subject literature, contemporary industry writing and research articles within your field of study.
•    Academic citation, referencing and bibliographic skills

Across nine weeks, you will engage in structured learning that encompasses a diverse range of set exercises, workshop topics, site visits and seminar activities. 

As required, additional in-sessional English Language support is available to develop your existing skills in:
•    Writing: Developing your writing process strategies to produce coherent texts
•    Reading: Demonstrating a thorough reading comprehension using a variety of reading subskills and the ability to think critically when responding to a variety of texts.
•    Speaking: Expressing ideas and thoughts effectively and improving presentation skills.
•    Listening: Having a greater understanding of vocabulary and to be able to actively following listening input and take notes.

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