UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


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 11 years (QS World Subject Rankings 2024), 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. Time to prepare

Our nine-month course allows you the time you really need to take full advantage of English-language training, a discipline-specific focus and support in completing your postgraduate degree application.

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5. 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. Quality teaching and one-to-one tutorials

You’ll be taught by experienced UCL academic staff. Our teachers are experts in preparing international students for their postgraduate studies. Read more about our tutors.

Plus, 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. Supporting you into postgraduate study

As well as receiving support throughout your course, you’ll receive postgraduate application support from a dedicated education advisor, including help writing your personal statement.

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8. Exceptional preparation

Previous International Pre-Master's students have gone on to study at UCL, Imperial, 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.