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Pre-Masters Programme

  • Demonstrate a strong command of English for Academic Purposes
  • Write more effectively and accurately in a wide range of academic settings and follow the conventions of academic writing
  • Read confidently and critically and use information sources effectively
  • Communicate effectively and play a constructive and appropriate part in a variety of oral exchanges
  • Follow and participate in tutorial, seminars and discussions
  • Approach academic listening tasks (lectures, seminars and discussions) with confidence
  • Take organised, coherent notes from listening input.
  • Manage everyday situations on and off campus in an English-speaking environment

Pre-Masters Foundation programme in Cork
University Pathways Programme: Pre-Masters Programme

This full-time programme of English and Academic study is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to pursue a Masters programme of study in an Irish university. The course consists of three core components.


Course Aims
The University Pre-Masters Programme will:

  • Prepare students for the linguistic and academic demands of postgraduate level study.
  • Enable you to develop skills to address and resolve academic problems critically and reflectively.
  • Enable you to develop the academic English language skills essential for success at masters level.
  • Help you develop the necessary cultural and study skills for effective learning through the medium of English.

Course Content
The course consists of three core components:

  • EAP – English for Academic Purposes
  • IELTS Preparation
  • Master Programme Preparation

Course Duration
This is a full time programme taking place across one academic year. A working week consists of a full-time schedule of classes plus assessments and projects to be completed.

The next intake is September 2016. Please contact Cork English College for further information.

Where can I study after I complete the programme?
Cork English College has partnership agreements with a number of Irish 3rd Level institutions. Please contact us directly for further information.

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How do I apply? 
In order to apply candidates must complete the following:

  • CEC Pre-Masters Application Form

Applications must be accompanied by

  • Official academic transcripts
  • Graduation certificate
  • Two academic reference letters
  • Photocopy of passport
  • IELTS/TOEFL certificate
  • Official documentation of any other academic/professional non-degree qualifications
  • A 500 word Statement of Purpose reflecting on applicant’s interests, qualities, experience and why they wish to undertake their chosen course of studies
  • Resume/CV

Please note the final deadline for receipt of completed applications is July 10th 2015.


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Who is this course for?

Students who have completed their primary degree and wish to continue in their chosen field at postgraduate level in an English-speaking university.
Students who need to improve their IELTS score and level of academic English in order to gain entry to a Master's programme.
Students who want to be fully prepared to meet the rigorous demands of fourth level study in English; including participating in seminars and tutorials, undertaking research, writing academic papers and giving presentations.




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Our friendly team are available on e-mail, telephone and Skype, and you can call in to meet us at our offices on St Patrick’s Bridge in the heart of Cork city centre. We answer all queries and bookings within 24 hours. We are here to help you and we operate a round the clock service to clients in case of emergency. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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