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9 reasons to study the IPM at UCL

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2. First in the world for education

We're a part of IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society, a world-leading centre for education and social science.

It has ranked number one globally for education for the past nine years (QS World Subject Rankings 2022), so you can be confident of an outstanding educational experience.

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3. Full university experience

We teach the UCL International Pre-Master's on our central London campus. We use the same teaching methods as you’ll encounter in postgraduate degrees.

You'll be a UCL student from day one and can take advantage of UCL's academic, social and welfare resources.

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4. Blend of subject-specific learning and academic skills training

You'll develop the academic skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking required for postgraduate study, as well as the research skills you'll need.

Plus, you will study an optional module tailored to your chosen discipline to extend those skills even further.

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6. One-to-one tutorials

You’ll receive a one-to-one tutorial every week with your personal tutor as well as regular support from the course leaders.

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7. Exceptional preparation

Over the last three years, International Pre-Master's students have gone on to study at UCL, LSE, University of Warwick, University of Manchester, and other leading UK universities.

In 2021, 95% of IPM students who went on to postgraduate study at UCL achieved a merit or distinction in their degree.