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Prepare for Postgraduate Success

posted on Wednesday 29th May

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Many students are motivated to study with Central School of English so they can go on to postgraduate study at an English-speaking university. Previous Central School of English students have gone on to study at well-renowned universities in the UK, including Queen Mary’s University, The University of Warwick and the The University of Birmingham.

How to apply for postgraduate study in the UK 

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To study at a postgraduate level in the UK, students usually must hold an undergraduate level degree, as well as have achieved the required score from the institution of their choice in an English proficiency exam, such as IELTS or Cambridge.

Scores vary by institution and course type, but at postgraduate level students can expect to be required to hold either an overall score of 6.5-7 in IELTS, with no less than a 6 in each component, or a Cambridge certificate equivalent to a C1 level.


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How Central School of English can help students prepare for postgraduate study

Central School of School runs dedicated Exam Preparation courses for IELTS  and Cambridge exams including the C1 Advanced (CAE) exam .

These courses provide 27.5 hours per week of tuition and rigorously prepare students for the exams, by familiarising students with exam content as well as exam strategy for becoming familiar with and answering different types of questions. The courses also include mock tests under timed conditions, as well as drills and exercises from past papers, equipping students to succeed to the maximum of their potential.

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Students can also add an additional 5 or 7.5 hours of individual tuition to their Exam Preparation course, which can be used to target any areas which the student feels they need specific focus on. This can include additional work on targeted areas of the language, focus on exam technique, or guidance and work on the universities’ admissions process, such as writing personal statements.


Sample timetable of an Exam Preparation Course with Central School of English

08.45-09.00  Plenary Session

09.00-10.00  Spoken Performance Workshop: exam focus

10.00-10.15  Break

10.15-11.15  Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric: exam focus

10.15-11.30  Break

11.30-12.30  Comprehension, Vocabulary and Précis: exam focus

12.30-13.00  Team Project

13.00-14.00  Lunch

14.00-15.00  Composition and Text Analysis:exam focus

15.00-15.15  Break

15.15-16.15  Mentored dissertation: guided exam practice

16.15-16.30  Plenary session: consolidation

Click here to see how each session prepares students for exam success


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Central School of English also fosters an environment of learning and academia in an international environment, preparing students for the university atmosphere. By allowing students to interact with authentic materials in a variety of subjects such as literature, history, art and politics, students become comfortable engaging with these topics in English, equipping them well for the university environment.


To find out more about how Central School of English can equip students for postgraduate success please click here to contact us