Pre-sessional English

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Do you need to increase your current level of English (IELTS score)? Join the Pre-sessional English Programme on the appropriate route. This will be your pathway to entry onto your chosen degree programme.

These courses help you to develop your academic language and study skills so that you can study effectively at either undergraduate or postgraduate level. Successful completion of the course means that you will not need to take another IELTS exam.

Standard route

If you need a 6.0 IELTS score and have 4.5, 5.0 or 5.5 then you should take this route.

Semester B (January) 2019 degree course start

Current IELTS scoreRequired IELTS scoreCourse start date
January intake
Course duration2018/19 Fees
4.5 (with no less than 4.0 in any band)6.03 September 201815 weeks£4,500
5.0 (with no less than 4.5 in any band)6.0 1 October 201811 weeks£3,300
5.5 (with no less than 4.5 in any band)6.05 November 20186 weeks£1,800

Semester A (September) 2019 degree course start

Current IELTS scoreRequired IELTS scoreCourse start date
September intake
Course duration
4.5 (with no less than 4.0 in any band)6.028 May 201915 weeks
5.0 (with no less than 4.5 in any band)6.0 24 June 201911 weeks
5.5 (with no less than 4.5 in any band)6.029 July 20196 weeks

Semester B (January) 2020 degree course start

Current IELTS scoreRequired IELTS scoreCourse start date
January intake
Course duration
4.5 (with no less than 4.0 in any band)6.02 September 201915 weeks
5.0 (with no less than 4.5 in any band)6.0 30 September 201911 weeks
5.5 (with no less than 4.5 in any band)6.04 November 20196 weeks

Find out more about the course and fees.

Higher route

If you need a 6.5 IELTS score and have 4.5, 5.0, 5.5 or 6.0 then you should take this route.

Semester B (January) 2019 degree course start

Current IELTS scoreRequired IELTS scoreCourse start date
January intake
Course duration2018/19 Fees
4.5 (with no less than 4.0 in any band)6.5No intake18 weeks£5,400
5.0 (with no less than 4.5 in any band)6.510 September 201814 weeks£4,200
5.5 (with no less than 4.5 in any band)6.51 October 201811 weeks£3,300
6.0 (with no less than 5.0 in any band)6.55 November 20186 weeks£1,800

Semester A (September) 2019 degree course start

Current IELTS scoreRequired IELTS scoreCourse start date
September intake
Course duration
4.5 (with no less than 4.0 in any band)6.57 May 201918 weeks
5.0 (with no less than 4.5 in any band)6.53 June 201914 weeks
5.5 (with no less than 4.5 in any band)6.524 June 201911 weeks
6.0 (with no less than 5.0 in any band)6.529 July 20196 weeks

Semester B (January) 2020 degree course start

Current IELTS scoreRequired IELTS scoreCourse start date
January intake
Course duration
4.5 (with no less than 4.0 in any band)6.5No intake18 weeks
5.0 (with no less than 4.5 in any band)6.59 September 201914 weeks
5.5 (with no less than 4.5 in any band)6.530 September 201911 weeks
6.0 (with no less than 5.0 in any band)6.54 November 20196 weeks

Find out more about the course and fees.

Advanced route

If you need a 7.0 IELTS score and have 5.0, 5.5, 6.0 or 6.5 then you should take this route.

Semester B (January) 2019 degree course start

Current IELTS scoreRequired IELTS scoreCourse start date
January intake
Course duration2018/19 Fees
5.0 (with no less than 4.5 in any band)7.0No intake18 weeks£5,400
5.5 (with no less than 5.0 in any band)7.010 September 201814 weeks£4,200
6.0 (with no less than 5.0 in any band)7.01 October 201811 weeks£3,300
6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band)7.05 November 20186 weeks£1,800

Semester A (September) 2019 degree course start

Current IELTS scoreRequired IELTS scoreCourse start date
September intake
Course duration
5.0 (with no less than 4.5 in any band)7.07 May 201918 weeks
5.5 (with no less than 5.0 in any band)7.03 June 201914 weeks
6.0 (with no less than 5.0 in any band)7.024 June 201911 weeks
6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band)7.029 July 20196 weeks

Semester B (January) 2020 degree course start

Current IELTS scoreRequired IELTS scoreCourse start date
January intake
Course duration
5.0 (with no less than 4.5 in any band)7.0No intake18 weeks
5.5 (with no less than 5.0 in any band)7.09 September 201914 weeks
6.0 (with no less than 5.0 in any band)7.030 September 201911 weeks
6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band)7.04 November 20196 weeks

Find out more about the course and fees.

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