English for Academic Studies (Standard Route)

About the course

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If you are an international student with good academic qualifications, but with a low level of English, this one year programme can help you to develop both your English language and study skills and enable you to progress to a wide range of degree courses at the University. The programme is designed to give you the confidence and knowledge that you will need in order to begin to study effectively in a new country. After successful completion of this programme you will be guaranteed a place on the degree course of your choice at the University.

During the EAS programme you will develop general English language and study skills in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will also learn about how to clearly understand the academic language that will be used by your tutors and about how to study effectively at a British university. At the same time you will be introduced to British society and culture through the use of materials found in British publications, recordings and broadcasts. The programme is designed to improve your English skills whilst helping you to settle into in a new country and find out about differences in culture and approaches to studying.

Why choose this course?

  • EAS will help you to develop both your English language and study skills and enable you to progress to a wide range of degree courses at the University
  • The programme is designed to give you the confidence and knowledge that you will need in order to begin to study effectively in the UK
  • EAS is equivalent to Common European Framework level B1

Entry requirements...

Standard EAS route: for students wishing to progress to degree programmes with an entry point equivalent to IELTS 6.0

If you have IELTS 4.0 or equivalent you will need to study for two Semesters (September-May or January-July)

If you have IELTS 5.0 or equivalent you will need to study for one Semester (January-May only)

+ students with IELTS 5.0 or above may also be interested in joining our Pre-sessional English programmes

In addition to the English language requirements, applicants for undergraduate programmes must normally have satisfactorily completed high school or secondary school; applicants for postgraduate programmes should hold an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK second class honours degree.

For IELTS equivalences, please refer to:

http://www.herts.ac.uk/international-students/how-to-apply/entry-requirements.cfm

Study routes

  • Full Time, 1 Years
  • Full Time,
  • Full Time (Less than 24 weeks), 1 Years

Locations

  • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

Careers

When you successfully complete the programme, you are guaranteed a place on your chosen degree at the University of Hertfordshire. Your future options will depend on the subject you choose for your degree study, and the University offers a very wide range of subjects including law, business and management, computer science and engineering, as well as humanities and the arts. 

Structure

Year 1

Core Modules

  • English for Academic Purposes (Standard)

  • Study & Research Skills (Standard)

  • Study in the UK (Standard)

Optional

Fees & funding

Fees 2014

UK/EU Students

International Students

Full time: £8,000 for the 2014 academic year

Discounts are available for International students if payment is made in full at registration

View detailed information about tuition fees

Other financial support

Find out more about other financial support available to UK and EU students

Living costs / accommodation

The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

View detailed information about our accommodation

How to apply

2014

Start DateEnd DateLink
23/09/201430/06/2015Apply online (Full Time)
01/02/201531/07/2015Apply online (Full Time)
01/02/201531/05/2015Apply online (Full Time (Less than 24 weeks))

2015

Start DateEnd DateLink
23/09/201530/06/2016Apply online (Full Time)
01/02/201631/07/2016Apply online (Full Time)
01/02/201631/05/2016Apply online (Full Time (Less than 24 weeks))