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Pre-sessional courses for postgraduate applicants

If your English level does not meet the university’s minimum entry requirements, pre-sessional courses offer you a chance to develop your English and academic skills before progressing onto your course of study. 

The details of our postgraduate pre-sessional courses for 2018 are as follows: 

12 week pre-sessional 

Dates: 25 June - 14 September inclusive

Minimum entry requirements:*

  • IELTS for UKVI (Academic) Secure English Language Test (SELT) 5.5 overall with no less than 5.0 in any component
    or
  • Trinity ISE II (taken in UK)

Cost: from £4,400 per student to include all course fees and standard self-catered accommodation**

6 week pre-sessional

Dates: 6 August – 14 September inclusive 

Minimum entry requirements:*

  • IELTS for UKVI (Academic) Secure English Language Test (SELT) 5.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any component
    or
  • Trinity ISE II (taken in UK)

Cost: from £2,200 per student to include all course fees and standard self-catered accommodation**

* In addition to English language entry requirements, students must also meet the entry requirements for their chosen course of study as pre-sessional courses are not offered as a stand-alone option.

**alternative accommodation options are available at a higher cost.

What the course involves

On both courses, you will study a range of academic English skills designed to improve your written and spoken English as well as listening and reading skills in an academic context. You will be required to create a portfolio of work which will be assessed at the end of the course. 

In addition to the 20+ hours of teaching time per week, you will also have the opportunity to enjoy the facilities of the university and to explore the surrounding area on guided trips and tours, ensuring that you will feel very comfortable in your environment by the time your studies begin.    

For visa applicants, one single CAS letter from the university will cover both your pre-sessional and subsequent course of study. However, progression onto your chosen course is dependent on you achieving the university’s minimum English entry level in the pre-sessional course assessment. If you fail to progress to this level, your sponsorship will be withdrawn and you will be unable to continue in your studies.

Contact

To find out more about our pre-sessional courses or to discuss your individual situation, email Stephen Giles, English Language Support Manager. 

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