The course has been designed to prepare international students from different educational and language backgrounds for postgraduate study at a UK university. It aims to give you a deep understanding of the academic culture that will allow you to flourish on your postgraduate degree programmes.
As well as providing a thorough orientation and induction to postgraduate study, it also supports you to develop the appropriate level of academic language, study skills, and content knowledge to enable you to meet the entry requirements of your destination degree programme on successful completion. This solid foundation aims to enable you to ‘hit the ground running’ on your postgraduate degree, help you take a critical approach, reflect on your learning, and organise your studies to be an independent learner.
The Master’s Qualifying Programme consists of six modules – three academic language and skills modules, one research skills module and two subject-specialist modules. Depending on your English language score, you could have the opportunity to join the course at the second or third language and skills module, subject to meeting the minimum requirements.
This Master’s Qualifying Programme will be delivered by CU, part of the Coventry University Group, for and on behalf of Coventry University. You will be taught using a variety of approaches, which may include lectures, group discussion, pair work, individual and group presentations, research projects and tutorials.
Each one of the modules requires the equivalent of between 225 and 300 study hours. They run over six weeks and are taught consecutively, with a combination of assessments in each six-week block.
The university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.
Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences) may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.
*We have set out the typical teaching contact hours that you will receive on this course. Teaching contact hours will vary in different semesters/blocks and years of study and may vary due to module selection (if applicable). In addition to the contact hours detailed, we offer the opportunity to attend additional optional sessions, or to meet with staff during their advice and feedback hours.