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International Pre-Master's

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. It provides you with the academic and English language skills required for successful postgraduate study.

Why choose the International Pre-Master’s at UCL?

A global top 10 university: according to the QS World University Rankings 2023.

Route to success: over the last three years IPM students have gone on to study at UCL, LSE, University of Warwick, University of Manchester, and other leading UK universities.

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

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

Discipline-specific focus: you’ll learn academic skills relevant to your subject area to fully prepare you for postgraduate study. 

Expert university application support: you’ll receive postgraduate application support from a dedicated education advisor. 

Quality teaching: you’ll be taught by experienced UCL academic staff who are specialists in preparing international students for postgraduate study.

London’s Global University: you’ll be joining a welcoming, supportive environment of international staff and students, both on the IPM and the wider-UCL community.

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Entry requirements

Find out about our academic and English language requirements for the IPM.

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Course information

Read about the course structure, teaching methods, term dates and fees.

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How to apply

Discover how and when to apply to the IPM, the documents you’ll need and information on visas.

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University destinations

Learn about where our students go on to study after the IPM.

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Meet our previous students

Learn about studying on the IPM from those who know it best: our previous students.

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Student support

You’ll be supported throughout the IPM, including a personal tutor and education advisor.