Pre-sessional English

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Do you need to increase your current level of English (IELTS score)? If so you can join a pre-sessional English route at the appropriate entry point for your English level. This will be your pathway to achieving the required English language level for your degree course.

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 between 4.5 and 5.5 then you should take this route.

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

Find out more about the course and fees.

Higher route

If you need a 6.5 IELTS score and have between 4.5 and 6.0 then you should take this route.

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

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Advanced route

If you need a 7.0 IELTS score and have between 5.0 and 6.5 then you should take this route.

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

Find out more about the course and fees.

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Visit our Foundation partners, Hertfordshire International College and see the routes to full-time study with the University.