International Study Centre

English language preparation courses

Key facts

  • Programme length: 5 weeks, 10 weeks, 1 term 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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Improve your English language skills

If you need to improve your English language level before starting the Undergraduate Foundation Programme, Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme or Pre-Masters Programme, you can first join one of our English language preparation programmes.

How can the English language preparation course help me?

Our intensive English programmes are designed to equip you with the language skills you’ll need to study at a UK university. You’ll develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills with support from our specialist staff – who are experts in teaching international students like you. Our courses last from just 5 weeks up to two terms of study, so you’re sure to join the right programme for your language 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)* 

Term dates:

Intake month Term dates
1 term June 2021 07 June 2021 to 13 August 2021
1 term September 2021 20 September 2021 to 10 December 2021

*If you do not need a Student 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 two-term 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† January 2022 10 January 2022 to 18 March 2022
2 term September 2021 Term 1: 20 September 2021 to 10 December 2021
Term 2:10 January 2022 to 18 March 2022

Preparation for Study

Our Preparation for Study course will improve your English language skills up to the required level of IELTS 6.0 before you join the 12 week Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme. Entry requirements are listed below:

English language entry requirements:

5 week programme†:
Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 overall (with minimum 5.5 in all areas)^

10 week programme:
Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 overall (with minimum 5.0 in all areas)^

Term dates:

Intake month Term dates
5 weeks† July 2021 Start date: 26th July 2021
10 weeks June 2021 Start date: 28th June 2021

^ Students on the English language course do not need to take an additional IELTS test at the end of their course to progress on to their 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 your English language course (up to 1 term only) and the Pre-Masters Programme with one visa.

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