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The Cambridge International Pre-Master’s (IPM) programme is a nine-month full-time programme for students wishing to prepare for study at master’s degree level at a leading English speaking university. The course aims to develop students’ abilities in research methods and practices, their English language and academic literacy skills, and understanding of current and emerging themes in Business Management or Engineering.


The Cambridge International Pre-Master’s programme is designed to

  • provide students with the necessary English language and academic literacy skills to conduct an independent research project.
  • develop students’ skills as independent and critical researchers in preparation for Master's level study in the UK or other English speaking countries.
  • enhance students’ knowledge and understanding of key and emerging Business Management or Engineering themes.
Find out more about the Business Management pathway
Find out more about the Engineering pathway

Learn about Cambridge Colleges

One of the unique aspects of being a student at Cambridge is that you become a member of a college as well as a member of the University. Find out more about the Cambridge College experience.

Meet us online

Meet the academic director online for an individual profile review. An individual profile review will give you an opportunity to speak 1-2-1 and learn more about the programme and admissions process. 

Dr Nigel Kettley, Academic Director for IPM - register for a webchat

Shamiso Barnett, Head of Academic Centre Administration for IPM - register for a webchat


Our webinars are an informal way to discuss the programme with a panel from the IPM team. The webinars will include a short presentation and an opportunity to get your questions answered.

IPM Virtual Open Day

17 September 2019, 11am (BST) - Register here


29 October 2019, 11am (GMT) - Register here


21 January 2020, 11am (GMT) - Register here

Research Proposal Workshop

The workshops are designed to take prospective applicants through the research proposal process providing insight on what is expected at postgraduate level.

For early deadline applicants:

10 October 2019, 11am (BST)

For standard deadline applicants:

 11 February 2020, 11am (BST)

International Events

The IPM Team invites you to join us at one of our recruitment events. This is an opportunity to meet us and find out more about the programme and how to apply.

Bogota - Saturday 7 September 2019

Dubai - Saturday 21 September 2019

Milan - Tuesday 15 October 2019

Tokyo - Saturday 26 October 2019

Seoul - Tuesday 29 October 2019

Beijing - Saturday 2 November 2019

Shanghai - Sunday 3 November 2019

Mumbai - Saturday 30 November 2019

New Delhi - Wednesday 4 December 2019

UK Events

Birmingham - Saturday 5 October 2019

London - Saturday 13 October 2019 (details to follow)

ManchesterSaturday 26 October 2019

Register your interest