Combine your master's and pre-master's in one application
In your first year you will study our Pre-Master's Diploma to improve your English
language and study skills to the level needed for postgraduate study. You will
also choose from a wide range of subject modules to improve your academic knowledge.
In the second year you will transfer to your chosen master's course. On successful
completion of the two year programme you will be awarded the master's degree
of your course.
The following information is about your pre-master's in your first year.
Teaching learning and assessment
Your pre-master's will be taught by highly qualified academic staff in Oxford Brookes International, who have many years of teaching experience in the UK and overseas.
You will be taught in a supportive multi-cultural environment to allow you to familiarise yourself with the teaching styles and life at an English speaking university. You will benefit from the expertise and experience of our teaching staff in preparing international students for university study.
Learning methods include:
- lectures, seminars and tutorials
- group and individual project work and presentations
- supervised independent learning
- critical thinking tasks.
There will be a maximum of 18 students in a class in your compulsory modules. Your subject specialisation modules may be larger.
You will have 16-18 class hours each week, with approximately 20 hours per week additional time needed for homework, projects, assignments and independent study.
Classes are Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays), usually between 9am and 4pm. Some subject modules may be 5pm and 8pm. Most classes are 3 hours long including a 10 minute break.
Assessment is by means of a range of coursework, including essays and papers, in-class writing tasks, project work and presentations, listening and summary assignments, and the compilation of reflective portfolios.