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Pre-sessional courses

If your English level does not meet the university’s minimum entry requirements – or if you simply wish to improve your language skills and confidence before your study begins – our pre-sessional course offers you a chance to develop your English and academic skills before progressing onto your main course of study.

Pre-sessional course for 2020

Dates: 3 August – 11 September inclusive

Cost of course: £1,700 per student to include all tuition, materials and excursion fees

Minimum entry requirement for 6 week pre-sessional*:

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)

Standard self-catered accommodation** available from £565 for the duration of the course

* 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 this course, 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 If you fail to progress to this level, your sponsorship will be withdrawn and you will be unable to continue in your studies.  

To find out more about our pre-sessional course or to discuss your individual situation, email Stephen Giles, English Language Support Manager, at sjgiles@harper-adams.ac.uk  

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