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.

Pre-sessional English programmes for the Semester A, September 2021 intake will now be delivered online. Due to COVID-19, we have had to adapt how we deliver our teaching, whilst still maintaining the highest standards. We are pleased to inform that we have been able to adapt a small selection of our Pre-Sessional English programmes to be taught online to support our students to meet their full potential. As these courses will be taught online, you will not be required to apply for a visa to undertake these Pre-Sessional English programmes, saving you time to focus on studying English and preparing for your arrival in the UK for the start of the September 2021 intake. You will still need a visa for your follow on degree course.

Pre-sessional English programmes for the Semester B, January 2022 intake will also be delivered online.

The programmes will finish on the 6 September 2021 for Semester A entry and 17 December 2021 for Semester B entry.

Once a student is placed on the programme, they'll be contacted by our team with more information and joining instructions. If you want to find out more, please email international@herts.ac.uk.

Standard route

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

Semester A 2021 degree course start

Current IELTS scoreRequired IELTS scorePSE start date
September intake
Course durationFees
5.0 (with no less than 4.5 in any band)6.014 June 202112 weeks£3,465
5.5 (with no less than 4.5 in any band)6.026 July 20216 weeks£1,890

Higher route

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

Semester A 2021 degree course start

Current IELTS scoreRequired IELTS scorePSE start date
September intake
Course durationFees
5.5 (with no less than 4.5 in any band)6.514 June 202112 weeks£3,465
6.0 (with no less than 5.0 in any band)6.526 July 20216 weeks£1,890

Advanced route

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

Semester A 2021 degree course start

Current IELTS scoreRequired IELTS scoreOnline start date
September intake
Course durationFees
6.0 (with no less than 5.0 in any band)7.014 June 202112 weeks£3,465
6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band)7.026 July 20216 weeks£1,890

Standard route

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

Semester B (January) 2022 degree course start

Current IELTS scoreRequired IELTS scoreOnline start date
January intake
Course durationFees
5.0 (with no less than 4.5 in any band)6.04 October 202111 weeks£3,465
5.5 (with no less than 4.5 in any band)6.08 November 20216 weeks£1,890

Higher route

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

Semester B (January) 2022 degree course start

Current IELTS scoreRequired IELTS scoreOnline start date
January intake
Course durationFees
5.5 (with no less than 4.5 in any band)6.527 September  2021*12 weeks£3,465
6.0 (with no less than 5.0 in any band)6.58 November 20216 weeks£1,890

Advanced route

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

Semester B (January) 2022 degree course start

Current IELTS scoreRequired IELTS scoreOnline start date
January intake
Course durationFees
6.0 (with no less than 5.0 in any band)7.027 September 2021*12 weeks£3,465
6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band)7.08 November 20216 weeks£1,890

*You can enrol up to 4 October 2021 for the 27 September start.

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