Pre-sessional programmes


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The pre-sessional programmes are delivered over 15 hours per week, including individual tutorials and independent study. They focus on developing your skills, grammar and vocabulary for everyday communication and academic study.

12-week programme

This programme starts in July and is for Bachelor’s students with an IELTS score of 5 and Masters students with an IELTS score of 5.5. 

The focus of the first six weeks of the programme is on general English language and British culture, including an introduction to studying in a UK university.

Course components will include:

The last five weeks of the programme are predominantly academic in nature, with a focus on developing the skills you need for success on your degree programme.

Apply for the 12-week programme

6-week programme

This programme starts in August and is for Bachelor’s students with an IELTS score of 5.5+ and Masters students with an IELTS score of 6+.

You will join the students who started the programme in July. The programme will prepare you for the academic demands of studying at undergraduate or postgraduate level. The programme is thematically organised and predominantly skills-based.

Course components will include:

Apply for the 6-week programme

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