Level of study: Pre-Sessional
Fee: £1,500 - 6 weeks, £3,000 - 12 weeks (International)
Entry requirements: Relevant target degree admissions requirements and minimum age 17 if birthday falls in first year of study
English language requirements: 0.5 to 1.0 below your target degree’s English language requirements overall, and/or in one or more bands
Mode of study: Full-time classroom
Duration: 6 weeks or 12 weeks
Assessment methods: Coursework and exams
Scholarship or bursaries: Not available
Student finance: Not available
Payment plan: Not available
Starts: June, July
Next application deadline: TBC
This full-time programme is ideal if your academic qualifications meet the requirements for your chosen undergraduate or postgraduate course, but your English language level falls below the entry requirements of the academic course you wish to join.
- Develop your English language skills to meet university requirements
- Improve your academic study skills, in addition to your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills
- Introduce yourself to life in the UK and to British culture
- Develop your understanding of university systems, services and facilities
About this course
What will I learn?
The programme teaches you the language and other academic skills necessary for you to gain the maximum benefit from your future academic course. You will develop these skills in a content-based approach to learning involving critical thinking, questioning, discussion, reflection and analysis. You will also develop the ideas and concepts necessary to participate in the global academic community.
By the end of the course you will feel confident to research your subject, deal with a range of academic texts, attend lectures, take part in seminars and tutorials, and produce extended written academic assignments.
How long will I need to study?
We offer two courses depending on your current language level and your proposed course of study (undergraduate or postgraduate). You will study for 6 weeks or 12 weeks.
How will I study?
Teaching and learning takes place in seminars, lectures, tutorials and workshops. In addition, students engage in independent study involving directed and self-directed learning.
You will study in groups averaging no more than 16 in number (maximum 18). Each class will have 18 50-minute sessions each week Monday to Friday including individual and group guidance tutorials and one-to-one academic tutorials. You will also be expected to do at least an equal amount of out-of-class study.
Each week classes focus on a topic of global importance and include a lecture and a seminar based on assigned readings as well as other skills classes in speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar based on the topic and the reading texts.
How will I be taught and assessed?
A particular emphasis is placed on reading and writing academic English and you will be supported in producing extended writing as part of your assessment. Pre-Masters students also work in teams to engage in research projects using a range of methodologies and present their findings both orally and in the form of a written research report.
You will be assigned your own Guidance Tutor who will provide academic and pastoral support and be your first point of contact if you have questions or problems.
How will I progress?
Progression on to your chosen academic course depends on a mix of continuous assessment and end-of-semester examinations (not IELTS).
Applicants should have the following:
- Relevant target degree admissions requirements
- Normal minimum age 17 if birthday falls in first year of study
English language requirements
- 6 weeks: Your IELTS scores are no more than 0.5 below your academic programme’s English language entry requirements overall and / or in one or more skills: reading, writing, listening and / or speaking.
- 12 weeks: Your IELTS scores are no more than 1.0 below your academic programme’s English language entry requirements overall and / or in one or more skills: reading, writing, listening and / or speaking.
The Pre-Sessional English programme consists of one module, which is core:
EF0173 – English and Study Skills (0 credits)
Fees and finance
- 6 weeks: £1,500
- 12 weeks : £3,000
Most learning materials will be supplied; however, you may be required to buy one textbook (£15-20).
How to apply or find out more
How to find out more
Enquire now to find out more information about the course, studying with us, the application process, and to ask any other questions you may have.
How to apply
Once you’re ready to apply, you should submit an enquiry and one of our team will be in touch to discuss your options and what you need to do.
We strongly recommend that you submit your enquiry as early as possible to allow you to complete all of the preparations needed to study your course. After receiving an offer it can take time to arrange your finances and apply for your visa (if required) and it is important that you arrive in good time to enrol onto your course.
If you would like to apply immediately, you can download a PDF application form and email it to admin.
For us to assess your application in a timely manner, it is important that you provide us with the following documents:
- Fully completed application form
- Personal email address must be included on the application form
- Transcripts and/or certificates (including a certified translation if not in English)
- Passport – copy of personal details page
- Proof of financial sponsorship if applicable
- Confirmation of immigration history including copies of previous and current visas if applicable
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