If you have not yet achieved the required English language level for entry to your chosen degree course, you can take one or more Pre-sessional English short courses to help you reach the required level.
Your Pre-Sessional English course start date and duration will be determined by your current IELTS score. All Pre-Sessional English courses finish in September before you start your chosen undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme.
If you require an IELTS score of 6.0, you will need to complete the Pre-Sessional English (Standard Route).
The Pre-sessional English Standard course is designed to improve students' general English and English for academic purposes. This course route is designed for students who have IELTS 4.5, 5.0 or 5.5 or equivalent and wish to progress onto their chosen degree programme at UH which has an entry point of IELTS 6.0.
As a student of Pre-Sessional English, you will be taught by well-qualified lecturers with considerable experience in the teaching of English in the UK and overseas. They will take a personal interest in your progress and well-being. The teaching takes place in small groups using modern teaching and learning methods. The courses are intensive and you will be required to do homework and out-of-class assignments. You will also be able to take part in a social programme.
The atmosphere of the course is friendly with small teaching groups. Pre-Sessional English courses are an excellent way to become acclimatised to the British university scene, and to make friends before the beginning of the academic year.
Knowledge and Understanding
Successful students will typically have knowledge of:
Skills and Attributes
Successful students will typically be able to:
*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.
The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.
If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English and foundation courses can help you to achieve this level.
*Please note, you must ensure that you undertake one of the new UKVI Secure English Language Test (SELT) Academic IELTS or Trinity College Tests of English (UK only) in order to be eligible for a Tier 4 student visa for a preparatory course. We will be unable to accept any other English test providers in light of recent changes made by the Home Office to English language provision. Please visit the Home Office website for details of approved test centres where you may undertake one of the new style SELT IELTS.
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