UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


Four in five International Pre-Master’s students go on to Master’s degrees at top universities

25 July 2022

The International Pre-Master’s (IPM) is a preparatory course for international students aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at a leading UK university.

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The course – with start dates in September and January – provides students with the academic and English language skills required to be successful postgraduate study.

82% of students who studied the IPM this academic year have progressed to a Master’s degree at UCL or another Russell Group university.

46% will continue onto a UCL Master’s this September with students going on to study a wide variety of subjects including:

  • MSc Management
  • MSc Cell and Gene Therapy
  • MA Education
  • MA Architecture and Historic Urban Environments

A further 36% will go to other Russell Group universities, including LSE, Queen Mary, University of London and Manchester.

14% will continue their studies at other UK universities, while only 4% have decided not to continue to Master’s level study.

IPM Course Co-Leader, Marc Achrymienia, said:

"I’m extraordinarily proud to see so many IPM students go on to study at UCL and other leading universities. Having worked hard on the course, they are confident, academically capable individuals who will no doubt achieve excellent results on their postgraduate studies, just as our students have done in previous years."

Ufuk Avci, who is from Turkey and has just completed the IPM, said:

"The IPM has a well-organised course structure which was beneficial to improving my academic and research skills. I am confident and autonomous to be able to adapt to my postgraduate study in the UK because of what I have acquired during the IPM."

Reem Alammari, from Saudi Arabia, who has just completed the IPM and will go on to study MSc System Engineering Management at UCL said:

"The IPM provided me a valuable introduction and exposure to develop my academic skills such as time management, research, and critical thinking. This aided me to be an independent learner for my Master’s degree and will help in analytical challenges that I might face in the future by using critical thinking and reasoning skills."