What will I study?

Integrated Pre-Masters at INTO Glasgow Caledonian University

Assessment

Assessments are designed to prepare you for the requirements of postgraduate study while assessing your level of English overall and in each of the four skills.

Assessment is by means of a range of coursework, including essays/reports, presentations and the completion of an academic project portfolio. The English Language for Academic Purposes module will be assessed via an English Language Test.

Core modules

  • English language for Academic Purposes
  • Academic Study Skills for Postgraduate Study
  • Project

English Language for Academic Purposes

The aim of this module is to provide you with an understanding of the academic English required for completing a postgraduate programme successfully. It focuses on developing academic writing skills, including finding sources, critical reading and writing skills, referencing, academic vocabulary and reflective writing. Other skills that may be included are using the library systems, group work, time management, note taking in lectures, presentation skills, exam preparation techniques and avoiding plagiarism.

Academic Study Skills for Postgraduate Study

Building on skills gained at undergraduate level this module includes the further development of study skills and techniques to enable successful transition to postgraduate level, as well as sourcing of information, referencing, participating in seminars and study techniques.

Project

This module will integrate the knowledge and skills you have developed over the course of the Pre-Master's programme. It demonstrates skills for the gathering, evaluation, analysis and presentation of information, ideas, concepts and quantitative and/or qualitative data, drawing on a wide range of sources related to your chosen subject discipline. You will be allocated a dedicated academic adviser to oversee your chosen research topic.

Programme documents

At the end of your 12-week Pre-Master’s programme you will receive a certificate of completion and a Personal Learning Plan summarising your performance, level of English language and development plan to maximise your success on your postgraduate programme.