This advanced pre-sessional course aims to prepare you for the demands of graduate work at leading British universities. It comprises at least 15 hours of weekly classes and guided self-study and is suitable for graduate students from any discipline.
You will take the following two modules:
Academic Literacy Module
This module aims to help you practise and develop your academic writing and critical thinking skills to enable you to find and evaluate reliable sources of evidence, develop a questioning approach to your reading, evaluate differing viewpoints objectively and develop effective analysis and argument.
From day one we will teach you how to make optimal use of your time and resources, develop effective self-management skills and structure your own learning.
- Academic literacy in practice
- Planning, researching and writing a Master’s dissertation
- Advanced Pronunciation Practice
- Weekly individual academic literacy tutorial
Additional optional classes for non-native speakers of English:
- IELTS test practice, followed by an IELTS test.
This module comprises introductory courses in philosophy, international relations and history and assumes no previous subject knowledge. Together, the courses aim to teach you how to analyse and critically assess arguments, how to gain confidence in expressing ideas in open debate and how to offer arguments for and against the main positions introduced. In particular, the courses in rhetoric and history of propaganda offer you valuable insight into the impact of persuasive language in spoken and written communication.
You will be encouraged to attend the open lectures and seminars in areas of personal academic interest offered across the University.
The final event of the course will be a trip to Royal Ascot for Ladies day.
You will have 10 classes each week, and please click here for a sample course timetable.