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.

Coronavirus update

As part of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic we have amended how we're teaching the Pre-sessional English Programme for the September 2020 and January 2021 intakes.

These programmes will be delivered online and students will only travel to United Kingdom once they have passed the programme and have been issued their visa.

The programmes will finish on the 4 September 2020 for all three routes (Semester A entry).

Once a student is placed on the online programme, they'll be contacted by our team with more information and joining instructions. We are reviewing our entry criteria for the programme currently including online English tests. 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 2020 degree course start

Current IELTS scoreRequired IELTS scoreOnline start date
September intake
Course durationFees
5.0 (with no less than 4.5 in any band)6.015 June 202012 weeks£1,750
5.5 (with no less than 4.5 in any band)6.027 July 20206 weeks£1,000

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 2020 degree course start

Current IELTS scoreRequired IELTS scoreOnline start date
September intake
Course durationFees
5.5 (with no less than 4.5 in any band)6.515 June 202012 weeks£1,750
6.0 (with no less than 5.0 in any band)6.527 July 20206 weeks£1,000

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 2020 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)7.015 June 202012 weeks£1,750
6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band)7.027 July 20206 weeks£1,000

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) 2021 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)6.021 September 202012 weeks£1,750
5.5 (with no less than 4.5 in any band)6.02 November 20206 weeks£1,000

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) 2021 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)6.521 September 202012 weeks£1,750
6.0 (with no less than 5.0 in any band)6.52 November 20206 weeks£1,000

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) 2021 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)7.021 September 202012 weeks£1,750
6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band)7.02 November 20206 weeks£1,000

Need Foundation?

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