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International students

UK higher education immersion programme

English Test

This programme is designed for international students who wish to experience living and studying in the United Kingdom (UK), to improve their English skills and learn about British life, society and culture. Students typically complete the immersion programme at Teesside in addition to their programme of study at their home university.

Students can complete 1 or 2 modules as part of the programme. Each module lasts 14 weeks and is 30 credits at level 3.

Module 1 - English Language Immersion Programme. This module is for students with a minimum English level of IELTS 4.0 with no band below 3.5. It focusses on general English language skills.

Module 2 - English Language in Higher Education Immersion Programme. This module is for students with a minimum English level of IELTS 5.0 with no bands below 4.5. It focusses more on academic English language skills.

Why study this programme?

  • Study in an English-only learning environment
  • Improve your accuracy and fluency when writing and speaking English
  • Develop your listening and reading comprehension skills
  • Experience living and studying at a UK university
  • Learn about UK teaching and learning methods
  • Find out about British culture and society
  • Minimum 12 hours English language tuition per week
  • Attend lectures in English
  • Attend one English Café session each week.

For students on the UK Higher Education Immersion Programme, there are plenty of opportunities to make new friends from all around the world, participate in a wide range of cultural and social events organised by the University, the Students' Union and the International society. And you also have the chance to travel around the UK during the holidays and at weekends.

For more information, e-mail the English Language Centre at

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