Although we have returned to campus teaching, the ongoing global impact of Covid-19 means the summer 2021 English pre-sessional course will be delivered online only. All teaching and assessment will be on our Learning Hub virtual learning environment and other software platforms (such as Microsoft Teams) as required. Please note the following changes:
You will still need to evidence your English language skills on application to the pre-sessional course using one of the UKVI-approved English Language tests shown below.
Please contact Stephen Giles at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
Our pre-sessional course offers you an opportunity to develop your English and academic skills before progressing onto your main course of study. It is designed for students whose English level does not meet the university’s minimum entry requirements – and for those who simply wish to improve their language skills and confidence before studying.
I highly recommend you to take a pre-sessional course, even if you have passed IELTS. I attended a pre-sessional course in 2019 before my MSc, which helped me a lot on academic English in terms of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The writing practice on the pre-sessional course made it easier to understand lectures and write assignments.
In 20+ hours of teaching time per week, you will study:
By the end of the pre-sessional course:
To find out more about our pre-sessional course or to discuss your individual situation, email Stephen Giles, English Language Support Manager, at email@example.com.
Dates: 2 August – 10 September 2021 inclusive
Applicants must meet the minimum entry requirement for the course through one of the following Secure English Language Tests (SELTs):
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.
One single CAS letter from the University will cover both your pre-sessional and subsequent course of study. 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 If you do not achieve this level, your sponsorship will be withdrawn and you will be unable to continue in your studies.
£1,850 per student to include all tuition, materials and excursion fees.
Standard self-catered accommodation available from £600 for the duration of the course. Alternative accommodation options are available at a higher cost.