Pre-Masters Programme entry requirements

Studying the Pre-Masters Programme

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparatory programme for progression to a postgraduate degree at Kingston University, London. To study this programme, you must meet certain academic and English language requirements.

Age: 20+

English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 in all skills**.

Nationality: Any non-UK or EU national.

We understand you may face disruption in receiving your final academic results and English language test in 2020. We have therefore introduced the following changes so that you can start your journey and we will help you get to where you want to be.

For academic results we will take into account your individual circumstances when assessing academic achievement. For further information about this, please contact your Student Enrolment Advisor or make an online enquiry, or contact your local agent.

For courses starting this year (2020), we have expanded the list of English tests we will accept for entry to programmes at Kingston University London International Study Centre. Find out more here.

Please note that when teaching transitions from online to on-campus delivery, you will need to obtain a UKVI Secure English Language Test (SELT) for visa purposes before you can travel to the UK to continue your studies.

If you do not meet the English language requirements for your pathway programme, you can join an English language preparation course first.

To progress to your undergraduate or postgraduate degree, you will be required to successfully complete your pathway programme and achieve the required grades.

Academic entry requirements

Academic: Recognised higher/advanced diploma in a related subject area, or recognised degree in related field or honours degree in any subject.

Check the academic entry requirements for your country:

Country Qualification*
Bangladesh Recognised first degree - 4 year undergraduate BA (Hons) at 45% or above
China Recognised first degree or JCD 60%
Ghana Recognised first degree
Hong Kong Recognised first degree (Honours/Ordinary).
India Recognised first degree - 3 year undergraduate BA (Hons) at 40% or above
Indonesia Recognised first degree
Japan Recognised first degree with 60% or above
Kazakhstan Recognised first degree
Korea Bachelor’s degree with grade average 70%+. Grade C or of 2.0 on the 4.5 scale or 2.0 on the 4.3 scale
Macau Recognised first degree (Honours/Ordinary) GPA 2.0
Malaysia Recognised first degree
Nigeria Recognised first degree
Pakistan Recognised first degree (at 45% or above)
Russia Recognised first degree
Saudi Arabia Recognised first degree GPA 2.0/4.0 scale or 2.5/5.0 scale
Taiwan Recognised first degree or Bachelor Degree (at 60% or above)
Thailand Recognised first degree
Turkey Recognised first degree Lisans Diplomasi or Muhendis Diplomasi at GPA 2.0 or above
UAE Recognised first degree GPA 2.0/4.0 scale or 2.5/5.0 scale
Ukraine Recognised first degree
Vietnam Recognised first degree or Bachelors Degree

* The English language entry requirements stated are for information regarding entry to the course. If you require a UK visa to study, depending on the type of visa you need, the English language requirements and valid English tests to satisfy the UK visa criteria may differ.

** If you do not need a Student visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.

If your qualification or country is not listed then please contact us for more information.

EU student definition

EU students include:

  • EEA (European Economic Area) migrant workers and their families in the UK who have lived in the EEA for 3 years
  • EU nationals and their children who have lived in the EEA for 3 years
  • Refugees (recognised by the UK government) and their families
  • People who have applied for asylum and have been granted leave to enter/remain, and their families
  • The rules on whether you are classified as a ‘home’ or ‘overseas’ student are strictly defined by the British Government; universities do not have discretion.

English language tuition

If you need to improve your level of English language to enter the Pre-Masters Programme, additional English language training is available at the International Study Centre. You will need an Academic IELTS for UKVI of 5.0 overall (with no skills less than 4.5) or equivalent to study the English Language Preparation for the Pre-Masters Programme.

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If you meet the requirements stated above, you can start your application to study the Pre-Masters Programme at the Kingston University International Study Centre now. Take a look at our online application form today.

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