International Study Centre

English language preparation courses

Key facts

  • Programme length: 1 or 2 terms
  • Entry dates: Please see below

Entry requirements

Visit the entry requirements page for full list of country specific entry requirements.

Fees

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Courses overview

If you need to improve your English language level before starting the Undergraduate Foundation Programme or Pre-Masters Programme, you can first join one of our English language preparation programmes. Choose one  or two terms of English Language preparation depending on your IELTS level.

English Language Preparation for Undergraduate Foundation Programme

Our English Language Preparation course will improve your English language skills up to the required level of IELTS 5.0 overall before you join the Undergraduate Foundation Programme.

English language entry requirements:

1 term programme:
Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 overall (with minimum of 4.5 in writing)*

2 term programme:
Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.0 overall (with minimum of 4.0 in writing)*

Term dates:

Intake month Term dates
1 term September 2019 16 September 2019 to 06 December 2019
June 2020 08 June 2020 to 14 August 2020
2 term June 2020 TBC

*If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.

English for Pre-Masters

Our English for Pre-Masters course will improve your English language skills up to the required level of IELTS 5.5 in all areas before you join the Pre-Masters Programme. Entry requirements are listed below:

English language entry requirements:

1 term programme†:
Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 overall (with minimum 5.0 in all areas)^

2 term programme:
Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 overall (with minimum 4.5 in all areas)^

Term dates:

Intake month Term dates
1 term† September 2019 16 September 2019 to 06 December 2019
January 2020 06 January 2020 to 20 March 2020
2 term September 2019 Term 1: 16 September 2019 to 06 December 2019
Term 2: 06 January 2020 to 20 March 2020

^English for Pre-Masters students do not need to take an additional IELTS test at the end of their course to progress on to the Pre-Masters Programme. You will be assessed on your Academic English Skills (AES) grade at the International Study Centre (you will be required to achieve a minimum of 40% in all areas).
†You can study English for Pre-Masters (1 term only) and the Pre-Masters Programme with one visa.