Taught course

International Masters

Leeds Beckett University · Carnegie Faculty
Academic English and masters programme

Entry requirements

The International Masters course is a full time programme for International and EU students with a HND or equivalent award. The course is also relevant for students with a 3rd Class honours degree or an ordinary degree or those who have a higher classification but require the academic content underpinning from the subject area of their chosen masters award. This course is only available for students whose first language is not English.

English Language Requirement: IELTS 5.5 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification.


Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

Our unique, combined academic English and masters course is for non-native speakers of English, including students from the European Union (EU) as well as international students. On this two-year course you will improve the academic and language skills you need for a masters, enhancing your ability to research, reference correctly and avoid plagiarism.

Class time: Minimum of 13 hours per week of Academic English and subject specific modules in Year 1 plus personal tutorials and an approximately equal amount of self-study. Year 2 class time depends on the masters chosen.

Teaching Materials: The cost of teaching materials varies per module but will not exceed £20 for any one module. Many of the materials are available for loan free-of-charge from the University library.

Please note: Your class timetable will be provided at induction. All classes take place from Monday to Friday.

Class size: Maximum 20 students for English Classes.

Fees and funding

Please see the funding page for more information.

Qualification and course duration

Academic English and masters programme

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0)113 812 3113