International Study Centre

English language preparation courses

Key facts

  • Programme length: 10 or 20 weeks
  • 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, International Year One or Pre-Masters Programme, you can first join one of our English language preparation programmes.

Online Pre-Sessional English for International Foundation Year

Our Online Pre-sessional English course will improve your English language skills up to the required level of IELTS 5.0 overall before you join the International Foundation Year programme. Delivered at Study Group’s Virtual Study Centre, students will have the opportunity to learn alongside other international students.

English language entry requirements:

10 week programme:
Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 overall (with minimum of 4.5 in all skills) or equivalent

Term dates:

Intake month Term dates
10 weeks June 2020 09 July 2020 to 25 September 2020

Online Pre-Sessional English for International Year One

Our Online Pre-sessional English course will improve your English language skills up to the required level of IELTS 5.0 overall before you join the International Year One programme. Delivered at Study Group’s Virtual Study Centre, students will have the opportunity to learn alongside other international students.

English language entry requirements:

10 week programme:
Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 overall (with minimum of 5.0 in all skills) or equivalent

20 week programme:
Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 overall (with minimum of 4.5 in all skills) or equivalent

Term dates:

Intake month Term dates
10 weeks June 2020 09 July 2020 to 25 September 2020
20 weeks July 2020 09 July 2020 to 11 December 2020

Online Pre-Sessional 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:

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

Intake month Term dates
20 weeks July 2020 09 July 2020 to 11 December 2020

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)^

Intake month Term dates
1 term† January 2021 06 January 2021 to 19 March 2021
2 term September 2020 Term 1: 21 September 2020 to 11 December 2020
Term 2: 06 January 2021 to 19 March 2021

^ 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.

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