TRC Pre-Masters Preparation Programme

For students already qualified academically for a Masters programme in the UK/USA/CAN/AUS/NZ/RUS, TRC Colleges offer Pre-Masters course which combines English language training with IELTS, research, presentation and study skills along with an optional of GMAT classes. Students are often referred onto this programme as a condition of their acceptance and progression onto Master’s programmes by the university offering them a place. Equally, students who have not already received an offer of a place at university attend this programme and TRC places them at one of its partner universities into a Masters programme at the end of the TRC Pre Masters Programme.

Key facts
  • Age: Students are normally 21+
  • Course length: 1 or 2 terms (a term is 10 or 12 weeks depending on the centre)
  • Start dates: September, January, April, June,
  • Entry requirements: A good first degree (equivalent to UK/US standards)
    • 1 term course: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
    • 2 term course: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent

(If you do not meet these requirements you can first study on the TRC English Language Programme first)

The standard TRC Pre-Masters programme consists of 20 hours tuition per week with personal tutor guidance and there is an option (at extra cost) of further 5 hours GMAT training.

  • 8 hours of English for Academic Purposes with IELTS Preparation
  • 4 hours of Meeting/Seminar/Presentation Skills
  • 4 hours of Study Skills
  • 4 hours of Case Studies
Programme Structure
  • Term 1

    • English for Academic Purposes with IELTS preparation
    • Grammar
    • Tutorials
    • Meeting and Seminar Skills
    • Case Studies
  • Term 2

    • English for Academic Purposes with IELTS preparation
    • Grammar
    • Tutorials
    • Presentation Skills and writing extended essays/dissertation preparation
    • Case Studies

Students are entered for IELTS plus a GMAT if required. Students also receive a KSMU and TRC transcript for course validation

University Placement

TRC will place all students who do not already have a conditional offer at one of our partner universities on a suitable Masters programme.


Our guarantee is if you do not have a place at a university by the end of your TRC Pre Masters Programme and you have performed and behaved as required we will teach you for free until we find you a place……..we are quite happy to make this offer as we have never had to implement it!