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UCL International Pre-Master's course students come from a diverse range of backgrounds and go on to study a variety of different postgraduate degrees at UCL and other top UK universities. Here you can find views and testimonies about their experience of the course, how it helped them prepare for their Master's degree and what it's like to be an international student in London.

Testimonies


Master's degree preparation

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Pre-Master's vs IELTS preparation

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London as an international student

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Interviews


Xuedi Sun, former UCL IPM student

Xuedi Sun

Nationality: Chinese
Previous course at UCL CLIE: International Pre-Master's (2019)
Progressed to: Philosophy of Education MA at UCL

"My tutor gave me a lot of professional support to my language learning and academic studies. It is comforting to have a tutor who is just like a wise and thoughtful friend." Read more

International Pre-Master's Student Mina Stojanovic

Mina Stojanovic

Nationality: Serbian
Previous course at UCL CLIE: International Pre-Master's (2017)
Progressed to: Social Cognition Msc: Research and Applications at UCL

"The Pre-Master’s has greatly exceeded my expectations. I did not only improve my academic English, but also acquired a range of study skills which will be beneficial for my Master’s studies." Read more

International Pre-Master's Student Dana Kamatay

Dana Kamatay

Nationality: Kazakh
Previous course at UCL CLIE: International Pre-Master's (2016)
Progressed to: Investment and Finance MSc at Queen Mary

"The knowledge obtained from the reading and writing classes helped me to prepare for exams and writing coursework; as a result, I got distinction marks for all coursework during my Master’s studies." Read more

International Pre-Master's student Aliya Temirkhan

Aliya Temirkhan

Nationality: Kazakh
Previous course at UCL CLIE: International Pre-Master's (2017)
Progressed to: PhD in Chemical Engineering at The University of Aberdeen

"The course content first attracted me because there were classes on writing essays, research proposals, presentation skills and reports; all the skills I would need for a PhD." Read more