Kaplan International also has programs for students to enter U.K. university degree courses. Successful completion at the required level guarantees entrance to one of more than 1,000 degree courses at the partner universities. Kaplan International Colleges has undergone a review for educational oversight by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).
Top UK universities have very strict entry requirements. The reason for this is to maintain the level of academic excellence that makes them so well known worldwide. International students can often not gain direct entry to a UK university because the education system in their home country is different to the UK.
Kaplan International Colleges offers the Graduate Diploma or Pre-Masters course to prepare international students for entry to a postgraduate degree at a partner university in the UK. On successful completion of the course to the required level, students are guaranteed entry to their chosen Master’s degree.
The academic entry requirements to enter a Graduate Diploma or Pre-Masters course at one of Kaplan International Colleges is an undergraduate degree or equivalent, with specific grades required varying from college to college. A high level of English language is also required.
The Pre-Master Program is a non-award program designed to provide a quality pathway to the UK University's postgraduate programs. Combining English language training and academic studies, the Pre-Master is designed for students whose academic qualifications and/or English proficiency levels are marginally below the entry requirements for postgraduate programs at the UK University. The emphasis is on developing the skills necessary for success at postgraduate level. Students who complete the particular pathways within the Pre-Master Program will meet the academic and English language requirements for entry into specified coursework postgraduate programs.
The Graduate Diploma and Pre-Master’s program is designed specifically to meet the needs of international students. A pre-masters course is a course designed to prepare students for a master’s degree in the UK. Graduate Diploma and Pre-Master programs are structured to provide excellent preparation for postgraduate study, covering areas such as research skills, English language skills, group work and effective time management. Students will also benefit from guidance on personal and academic development, in order to get the best from their education.
International students who would like to study on a postgraduate course but do not meet the direct entry requirements for a master’s degree or who simply want to refresh their knowledge can study the Pre-Master’s program. International students could get a range of academic and learning skills which the students may not have experienced in their home country. Graduate Diploma and Pre-Master program develop the ability to adapt to a new cultural environment and thrive academically.