Pre-Masters Diploma

Pre-Masters Diploma
Progression onto a UK Master’s degree

Course Objective

The BSMI Pre-Masters Diploma trains learners for the academic part of their future master’s programme through considering and applying research methods, enabling
students to understand lectures through notetaking, summarising, critical thinking, genre and structure of essays, planning and delivering presentation and seminars.

Furthermore, it provides an opportunity to rehearse planning for longer projects whilst making them aware of the major business theories at a higher level.


BSMI has partnership agreements with Bournemouth University and De Montfort University.
Our aim is to equip all our students on our pre-master’s programme linguistically and academically to pursue their intended master’s degree BSMI will advise the student on how to map the academic performance of the student onto the specialisms offered by our partnership universities. If a student wishes to go to a non-partnership university, BSMI will contact the university on the student’s behalf to see if a partnership progression can be set up.

Entry Requirements

  • UK Degree or Equivalent, subject to NARIC check
  • English level IELTS 5.5 in all skills
  • Age 21+


  •  January
  • April
  • July
  • October


Duration 24 Weeks
Minimum No. of learners 4 Students
Minimum Age 21+ 


There will be a range of processed and timed essays, assignments, weekly tests, individual and team-based projects, research and presentation / seminars, personal learning journals, exams, class-based activities portfolios, mind maps, planned events in accordance with the college fair assessment policy.
Students will be expected to pass 60% of their pass criteria in each module or achieve B2 Overall and in all modules of the English for Academic Purposes modules.




Course Description

English for Academic Purposes :-The programme is structured so that learners study receptive skills such as reading and listening in order to have enough knowledge to practise their writing and speaking. Each week, the course alternates between reading and writing skills one week and listening and speaking skills the following week.

English for Academic Reading : 

Learning Outcome 1 - To understand the meaning of academic texts

Learners need to understand complex texts at educated native speaker level to develop their subject knowledge, prepare for lectures and carry out their assignments.

English for Academic Writing

Learning Outcome 2 - To demonstrate academic writing skills

  • brainstorming a topic for research
  • defining key concepts
  • stating the aim of the research 
  • constructing a thesis statement of their own ideas relating to the main principles
  • drafting a methodological approach
  • selecting and justifying a sampling frame
  • discussing qualitative / quantitative approaches, covert / overt observation principles, interviewer bias
  • writing a literature review
  • designing open / closed questionnaires
  • presenting data in graphic and tabular form
  • analysing, interpreting, triangulating data
  • using a higher lexical framework
  • addressing task learning outcomes
  • using well-constructed, cause / effect arguments
  • citation, referencing and bibliography skills
  • re-enforcing ideas with examples and own opinion
  • structuring introductions and conclusions
  • developing research skills
  • drafting / redrafting approach to writing
  • cross-referencing research results and developed arguments to review original thesis statement

English for Academic Listening

Learning Outcome 3 - To understand spoken academic English

It is important for students to be able to immediately understand the meaning of lectures and authentic listening materials to take notes and be able to apply it to their growing body of subject knowledge using their own interpretation of ideas. in class discussions and assignment arguments

English for Academic Speaking

Learning Outcome 4 - To demonstrate academic speaking skills

One of the most difficult areas for some students is vocal self-expression using academic English to express academic theories and their own developing arguments in front of their peers and educated native speakers.

English for Academic Language

The outcomes for this aspect of the course are implicit in the learning outcomes of the main academic skills

Being able to interact with academic texts in higher education is a skill that needs to be nurtured. Throughout the course, students learn how to identify and apply grammar patterns, lexical items, phonemes, fluency, stress, rhythm, intonation, phatic language, embedded words, ellipsis, elision and contractions in their academic writing and speaking.

English for Academic Vocabulary

The outcomes for this aspect of the course are implicit in the learning outcomes of the main academic skills

One word does not normally make a sentence. Students learn the meaning of words in context as well as predicting the meaning of texts before reading and comparing their original perception with the main ideas and specific points of the text.

Extended Academic Writing

This module covers the academic tools necessary for writing at a much higher level than at the undergraduate stage. It includes working with advanced academic texts to create innovative pieces of work worthy of a master in the discipline being studied. It transports the student from the role of student to master.

Management and Leadership Module

This unit is taught at level 6 and covers the key theories of leadership and management including type of leader and manager, motivation, goal setting, team building, motivation etc.

Marketing Communications Module

Students will learn about the elements of marketing communications covering the main theories, components and practices of effective marketing communications including digital marketing.

Course Details
Start Date
24 Weeks
On Campus - £10200
Online - £9900
Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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