Pre-Master's Programme

From our centre at Birkbeck, in the heart of the University of London, you are encouraged to develop the tools for success on degree programmes at the best universities in the UK.

Our Master's Foundation Programme is now titled 'Pre-Master's Programme'. The programme has been revised to ensure students are best prepared for postgraduate study.

Who is this programme designed for?

The Pre-Master’s Programme (PMP) at ONCAMPUS London is a 2 semester programme, with guaranteed progression, upon succesful completion of the programme, to a wide range of Master’s degrees at one of our University of London partner universities or at any other UK university via the UCAS system.

How long will I study for?

The duration of the programme is two semesters. Each semester consists of a minimum of 13 teaching weeks. 

Students will undertake 21 hours of classroom-based study per week. Students will be expected to timetable self-study hours in addition to the classroom-based hours.

Please note: Learning hours are estimated and may be adjusted throughout the course. 

As part of these hours, all students will study Academic English Language Development up to 6 hours per week.

What will I study?

All students will study the following modules:

  • Undergraduate Research Dissertation
  • Academic English Language Development
  • Research and Digital Literacy Skills
  • Personal Development for Employability
  • Working in Teams
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods

Click to download the ONCAMPUS Pre-Master's Programme Guide for full course details and learning objectives. 

How will I be assessed?

Each module will have an assessment schedule, which will be completed by the end of the appropriate semester. Assessments will be designed to demonstrate learning across the individual modules of the programme and to allow you to experience a wide range of the assessment methods used in UK postgraduate programmes.  

Assessments will include coursework, essays, reports and other structured assignments and oral examinations.

Programme details:

Course length: 2 semesters
Minimum age: 21+
Hours per week: 21

Dates and Fees:

Programme dates


(note terms and semesters apply depending on Level)

Tuition fee Progressing to a
Master’s degree starting in
15 January 2024 - 09 August 2024 2 semesters £20,580 September 2024
10 June 2024 - 08 June 2025 3 semesters £28,340 September 2025
16 September 2024 - 08 June 2025 2 semesters £21,480 September 2025
16 September 2024 - 08 August 2025 3 semesters £28,640 September 2025
04 November 2024 - 08 August 2025 2.5 semesters £25,060 September 2025
13 January 2025 - 08 August 2025 2 semesters £21,480* September 2025

*Fees are subject to change.

All programmes are subject to a £450 registration fee. An Under 18 Supplement applies to all students under the age of 18 at the start of their programme.

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