What will I learn?

The Master’s Foundation Programme is available as a three-term programme, with progression to a wide range of Master’s degrees at our University of London College partners, or other top universities in the UK.

Who is this programme designed for?

This programme is designed to prepare international students for postgraduate study in the UK. The Master’s Foundation will allow you to improve your English while learning the study skills and research methods that you will need during your Master’s degree studies. Depending on the length of the programme you study, you may also study academic modules relating to your chosen progression degree.

How long will I study for?

English Language forms up to six hours of your timetable, is compulsory for students who are below the required level for progression, and will be integrated into the teaching of academic subjects as well as being taught separately if you need additional support. Students who are at or above the required English level for progression are likely to follow a reduced timetable.

Students will be expected to timetable self-study hours in addition to the classroom-based hours.

How will I be assessed?

Each module will have an assessment schedule, which will be completed by the end of the appropriate term, and will include formative and summative assignments and other assessment tasks. 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 normally include coursework, essays, reports and other structured assignments, oral examination and unseen written examinations.

Which department am I in?

Oncampus London

Study options

Full Time (9 months)

Tuition fees
£17,985.00 (US$ 23,791) Overall cost
All programmes are subject to a £300 registration fee and a £2,200 refundable deposit which is offset against the last term's fees.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

6 January 2022



Malet Street,



WC1E 7HX, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Students should have a minimum age of 21+. Students need to have successfully completed your Bachelor's degree or equivalent, from a recognised university. For 3 terms - from 5.5 IELTS or equivalent, with no single element less than 5.5.

About ONCAMPUS London

After completing their programmes, students can apply to study for an undergraduate or master’s degree at many top institutions.

  • Based at Birkbeck, University of London
  • Variety of pre-university programmes on offer
  • Some options offer guaranteed progression
  • Located in central London, best student city in the world

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