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International Incorporated Master's

Stage 1 - Pre-Master's

Leicester International Pathway College (LIPC) offers a postgraduate pathway.  The Pre-Master's is the first stage of the International Incorporated Masters (IIM) and is delivered at LIPC.

The IIM is helpful for students who want extra support during their postgraduate studies. Throughout your IIM, you will be given support with your English language training and taught academic skills to bring you to postgraduate success. 

Duration of the IIM is either:

15 months  (1 term Pre-Master's and a 12 month Master's course) or,

18 months (2 term Pre-Master's and a 12 month Master's course)

The length of the IIM depends on your level of English ability.

DMU is a global university with more than 2,700 international students and has a thriving postgraduate community so you are sure to feel at home.

Students can choose to join the IIM course either in September, January, April or June, depending on their qualification level.

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You can choose from the following routes:

  • Art and Design

  • Business

  • Engineering

Each route is either one or two terms, depending on your level of English.

You will study core modules as well as modules related to your chosen route:

1. Introduction to UK graduate study

Helps you to gain the confidence and achieve the skills, necessary for study at postgraduate level.  The module provides opportunities to explore the meaning of learning in a university context.  You will practise basic study skills such as brain-storming, listening, note-taking, reflecting and responding.  You will also learn about and practise skills required for essay and report writing.

2. Academic English Skills 

Provides continuous English language learning skills to help you reach the level required for postgraduate study

3. Modules specific to your chosen route

See relevant route for details.

 

Assessment

Postgraduate study requires lots of independent work and research and throughout your studies you will be continuously assessed to make sure you are on track. In addition to project work and tests, we will give feedback in person and in writing so that you know how you are doing, and how to improve.

 

Entry Requirements

One-term IIM 

IELTS 6.0 (no component below 5.5) 

Two-term IIM 

IELTS 5.5 (no component below 5.5)

Students with a lower English level will be required to take either a six week or twelve week pre-sessional English programme.

  • IELTS 4.5 (no component below 4.0) - twelve week pre-sessional English programme

or

  • IELTS 5.0 (no component below 4.5) - six week Pre-sessional English Programme

AND

  • Completion of undergraduate degree from a recognised university or three-year higher level diploma*

*Subject to assessment by our admissions team.

 

Academic Entry Requirements by Country

 
 Country Qualification 
Afghanistan

Pass Licence (Bachelor degree) with a minimum of 60% overall

or, Pass Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degree from Kabul University with a minimum of 50% overall

Albania

Diplomë e Nivelit të Pare with overall GPA 6.00

Algeria

Successful completion of Licence with a minimum pass mark of 11 out of 20, or diploma equivalent

Armenia

Successful completion of Bachelor's degree or equivalent, from a recognised university 

Austria

Bachelor degree with minimum average of 4

Bangladesh

4 year Bachelor degree with less than 55% from BUET or less than 60% from other recognised universities

Belarus

Successful completion of Bachelor's degree or equivalent, from a recognised university

Belgium

Licentiaat and other two cycle diplomas minimum pass or

Bachelor’s Degree or Licentiaat pass 50%

Bosnia-Herzegovina 

BA / BSci / Diplomirani (Bachelor Degree) Minimum Pass Mark

6/10 or 2.5/5 

Botswana

Bachelor Degree from the University of Botswana when studied for 5 years with grade D or, Pass or a Master’s degree with  grade D or, Pass from other universities

Brazil

4 year Bachelors degree with 60% or, equivalent

Titulo de Technologo with 70% or equivalent

 Bulgaria

Bachelor degree or Diploma of Completed Higher Education (when studied before 1995) minimum overall grade of 3/6 

Cameroon

Bachelor degree with Third class or, below GPA 2.7 or diploma equivalent

Canada

Successful completion of a Bachelor degree or Diploma of Technology or, a qualification equivalent to a HND (Level 5)

China

Chinese 3-year College Diploma in related subject area with 70% to 74% or, above or, Chinese 4-year Bachelor degree below 75%

Colombia 4 year degree with GPA 3.5 out of 5 or equivalent
Croatia

Baccalaureus / Baccalaurea (Bachelor degree) with minimum pass of 2

 
Cyprus

Bachelor Degree / Ptychio with minimum of 5/10

Cyprus (North)

Lisans Diplomasi (Bachelor degree) GPA 2.0

Czech Republic

Bakalář (Bachelor degree) with minimum grade of 3.0 (64-71%).

Denmark

Bachelor degree / Candidatus Philosophiae /Professionsbachelor/ Diplomingeniør with minimum grade of 5

Ecuador

Título de Licenciado / Título de (subject area) minimum pass of 50%

Egypt Completion
of a recognised degree, minimum pass grade
Eritrea

1 Term

Successful completion of Bachelor degree with 3.00 out of 4.00

2 Term

Successful completion of Bachelor degree with 2.00 out of 4.00

Estonia

Bakalaurusekraad (Bachelor degree) or, Rakenduskõrgharidusõppe Diplom (Professional Higher Education Diploma) or, Spetsialisti diplom kõrgema kutsehariduse omandamise kohta(Specialist's Diploma of Higher Professional Education) with minimum average grade of 2

Finland

Ammattikorkeakoulututkinto, AMK / Yrkeshögskoleexamen, YHS (Polytechnic degree) or 

kandidaatti/kandidat, lisensiaatti/licenciat, proviisori/provisor with minimum grade of 1/3 or 2/5

France

Diplôme d'Études Universitaires Générales minimum pass or, 

Licence /Grade de Licence or, Diplôme d'Ingénieur minimum 10/20

Gabon

Bachelor Degree with Third Class or below. GPA 2.7 or diploma equivalent

Gambia Bachelors degree with minimum of 1.7 / 50%
Georgia Successful
completion of Bachelor's degree or equivalent, from a recognised university
Germany

Bachelor or Fachhochschuldiplom / Diplom (FH) minimum average of  4.0

Ghana

Higher National Diploma with over 70% or Bachelor degree with Third Class

Greece Diploma/Degree
Ptychio with a grade of 5/10 overall
Hong Kong

Associate Degree with 60% or above, or Degree with Third Class or diploma equivalent or Bachelors degree of GPA 2.4/4

Hungary

Alapfokozat (Bachelor degree)/ Egyetemi Oklevél

(University Diploma)/ Főiskolai Oklevél (College Diploma)/ with minimum grade of 2/5

Iceland

Kandidatspróf/ Candidatus Mag (Academic degree) / Baccalaurreatus (Bachelor degree) with minimum grade of 5

India

Higher Diploma or Associate degree grades of 60% or GPA 2.7 OR successful completion of a Bachelor degree with grades below 55% or 50% from top 4 universities (Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Kolkata

Indonesia

Successful completion of D3 or D4 or Bachelor degree

Iran Degree with ‘pass’ or below 65%
Ireland

Honours Bachelor degree Third Class

Italy

Laurea / Diploma di Laurea minimum of 70

Ivory Coast

1 Term

Successful Completion of Diplome D’Ingenieur

with minimum 13/20 or, Successful Completion of Licence with minimum of 16/20

 

2 Terms

Successful Completion of Licence with minimum of 13/20

Japan

Successful completion of Advanced Diploma or, degree with below 70%

Jordan

Successful completion of Bachelor degree with Pass grade (below 2.5) or, diploma equivalent

Kazakhstan

Successful completion of Bachelor Degree or, Specialist Diploma with GPA below 3.25/5 or, 65%

Kenya Successful
Completion of Bachelor degree with Pass grade or diploma equivalent
Kosovo

Diplomë e Studimeve Themelore Universitare – Baҫelor(Bachelor degree) with minimum grade of 7/10

Kuwait

Pass a Bachelor Degree with a GPA below 2.5/4.0 or, 2.8/5 or diploma equivalent

Kyrzykstan

Successful completion of Bachelor Degree with GPA below 2.67/4

Latvia

Bakalaura Diploms (Bachelor degree) with minimum overall average of 5

Libya Bachelor degree from a higher technical and vocational institution with a grade of at least 50% or, Bachelor degree from a university with a grade below 70% or diploma equivalent
Liechtenstein

Bachelor degree/ Dipl Ing (FH) / Dipl Arch (FH)/ Magister Philosophiae with Grades 4-5

Lithuania

Bakalauro Diplomas/ Profesinis Bakalauras (Professional Bachelor degree with minimum grade of 6

Luxembourg

Bakalaurs/ Bachelor passable is UK Pass/third

Macau

Bachelor degree with Cumulative GPA of 2.00 to 2.49 or Third class honours or diploma equivalent

Macedonia Дипломиран / Баццалауреус / Баццалауреа (Bachelor degree) with minimum of 7
Malawi

Bachelor degree with grades of at least grade 5/70% or above or diploma equivalent

Malaysia

Bachelor Degree with a grade of Third class or diploma equivalent

Malta

Bachelor (Honours) degree with third class

Mexico

Título de Licenciado with grades of less than 70 % or diploma equivalent

Moldova

Diplomă de Licenţă (Bachelor degree) with minimum grade of 7

Mongolia

Pass Bachelor degree with GPA of 1.7-3.1 or diploma equivalent

Montenegro

Diploma o završenim osnovnim akademskim studijama

 

Diploma of Completed Academic Undergraduate Studies/ Diploma primenjenih osnovnih studija

 

Diploma of Professional Undergraduate Studies/ Diploma Visoko Obrazovanje / Diplomirani

 

Advanced Diploma of Higher Education

Minimum of grade 6

Morocco

Diplôme d'Écoles Nationales de Commerce et de Gestion, Licence / Licence d'Études Fondamentales / Licence Professionnelle, Diplôme du Cycle Normal or Diplôme d'Ingénieur d'État with a grade of 9-11/20

Myanmar

Successful completion of a 4 year Bachelor degree or 5 year Bachelor degree with a grade of 40-60% or diploma equivalent

Nepal

Pass Bachelor degree (when studied for a minimum of 3 years)

Netherlands

Bachelor degree from HBO or WO - min 5.8

Nigeria

Higher National Diploma (HND) with a GPA of 2.5 or better or  Bachelor degree with Honours with a grade of third class 

Norway

Bachelorgrad (Bachelor degree). Overall grade D or above

Oman Successful completion of Bachelor degree with 2.0 out of 4.0 
Pakistan

Successful completion of a 4 year Bachelor degree below 55% or diploma equivalent

Palestine Successful Completion of Bachelor degree with minimum 2.0 out of 4.0 or 70%
Peru

1 term:

Título de Licenciado / Título (Profesional) de [subject area] - average score of 12/20

 

2 terms: 

Título de Profesional - average score of 11/20  Grado Académico de Bachiller - average score of 11/20 

 

Philippines Four year degree with pass grades.  Prestigious universities or Centres of Excellence only or equivalent.
Poland

Licencjat / Inżynier (Bachelor degree) with minimum of 3/6

Portugal

Diploma de Estudos Superiores Especializados – DESE / Licenciado with minimum pass of 12

Qatar

Bachelor degree with a Pass grade or diploma equivalent

Romania

Diplomă de Licenţă (Bachelor degree) with minimum pass of 6/10

Russia

GPA of at between 2.5 and 3.5 (Bachelor) or between 2.25 3.25 (Specialist diploma)

Saudi Arabia

Pass a Bachelor Degree with a GPA below 2.5 or diploma equivalent

Serbia

Дипломирани / Diplomirani (Bachelor degree) with minimum pass grade of 6

Singapore

Specialist Diploma with 75% or GPA 3.5/4, or Bachelor Degree with below 65% or Third class

Slovakia

Bakalár (Bachelor degree) with minimum pass grade of (Satisfactory), E, 3.0, 64-71%

Slovenia

Diploma o pridobljeni univerzitetni izobrazbi (University Degree) with minimum pass of 6/10

Somalia

1 Term IIM: Successful completion of Bachelor Degree/Laurea with 80%

 

2 Term IIM: Successful completion of Bachelor Degree/Laurea with 65%

South Africa

Bachelor Degree with third class, or 59% or below or diploma equivalent

South Korea

Bachelor degree with below 2.6/4.0 or below GPA 2.8/4.5 or third class or diploma equivalent

Spain

Título Universitario Oficial de Graduado en [subject area]/ or Título Universitario Oficial de Licenciado or, Ingeniero or, Arquitecto (Licenciatura) minimum pass 5/10

Sri Lanka

HND with minimum of 75% or, completion of Bachelor General or Bachelor Special with third class

Sweden Bachelor degree / Kandidatexamen min 120 credits/
180 ECTS with minimum grade of pass
Switzerland

Diplôme / License /Bachelor, overall grade of pass: 4/6, 6/10, 3/5

Taiwan

Successful completion of Bachelor degree from National institution or, successful completion of Senior High School Leaving Certificate plus the two year Junior College Diploma or, successful completion of Junior High School Leaving Certificate plus the five year Junior College Diploma

Tanzania

Bachelor degree with third class or Advanced Diploma with at least 70% or diploma equivalent

Thailand

2 terms - Successful completion of Bachelor degree with a minimum  average of 2.0 or above

 

1 term - Successful completion of Bachelor degree with a minimum average of 2.0 or above
Turkey

Bachelor degree with GPA below 2.6 or 59% overall or equivalent

United Arab Emirates

Bachelor degree with below GPA 2.5 or 75% or Third class overall or diploma equivalent

Uganda

Higher Diploma with 70% or above or, Bachelor degree with Third class or below 60%/GPA 2.7

Ukraine

Bachelor degree below 3.5/5 or 6/12 or Third class degree OR Specialist degree with Third class or below 3.25/5 or 5/12 or diploma equivalent

USA Bachelor degree GPA 2.4 and above
Vietnam

Successful completion of college Diploma/Associate Degree with GPA 7.0 or 70% or above, or Bachelor degree with below GPA 6.5 or Third class degree

Zambia

Master’s degree with GPA below 2.5/4.0 or Third class or a 4/5 year Bachelor degree with 3.0/4.0 or diploma equivalent

Zimbabwe

Third class degree = 50% OR successful completion of a 3 year Diploma

UK Qualifications Successful Completion of a degree or 3 year diploma equivalent, or a minimum of 15 years education

 

 

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