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Pre-sessional English

Preparation

Prepare your English language skills before you start your academic programme.

English Test

If your English language skills are not at the required level, we have a range of courses for you before you start your academic programme. A pre-sessional English course will help you:

  • Improve your general and academic English skills
  • Improve your confidence in English
  • Get to know the University and experience British study styles before you start your programme
  • Make friends with other international students
  • Get opportunities to explore the local area

To take a pre-sessional English course under Student Visa, your minimum band score must be UKVI IELTS 4.0 in each band. If you do not have UKVI IELTS 4.0, you will need to take English classes in your own country to improve your UKVI IELTS score.

What does the online programme fee include?

The programme fee includes:

  • Approximately 20 hours of tuition per week including synchronous and asynchronous delivery as well as tutorials with your language tutor
  • All course materials
  • Small class sizes of 6 to 10 students
  • University registration and use of all University facilities
  • Email address and Internet access
  • Award Certificate (20 credits level 4- UCCE)

What course do I need?

For Degree entry in Pre-sessional English Course Online Entry point for courses requiring IELTS 5.5 or 6 Entry point for courses requiring IELTS 6.5 Fees
September 2022 20 weeks
Induction: 14/04/22
Course dates: 19/04/22 to 02/09/2022
IELTS 4.5
No band below 4.0
IELTS 5.0
No band below 4.5
£4,950
September 2022 12 weeks
Induction: 10/06/2022
Course dates: 13/06/22 to 02/09/2022
IELTS 5.0
No band below 4.5
IELTS 5.5
No band below 5.0
£3,800
September 2022 6 weeks
Induction: 22/07/2022
Course dates: 25/07/2022 to 02/09/2022
IELTS 5.5
No band below 5.0
IELTS 6.0
No band below 5.5
£1,850
January 2023 12 weeks
Induction: 30/09/2022
Course dates: 03/10/2023 to 06/01/2023
IELTS 5.0
No band below 4.5
IELTS 5.5
No band below 5.0
£3,800
January 2023 6 weeks
Induction: 11/11/2022
Course dates: 14/11/2022 to 06/01/2023
IELTS 5.5
No band below 5.0
IELTS 6.0
No band below 5.5
£1,850
September 2023 20 weeks
Induction: 21/04/2023
Course dates: 24/04/2023 to 08/09/2023
IELTS 4.0
No band below 3.5
IELTS 4.5
No band below 4.0
TBC
September 2023 12 weeks
Induction: 16/06/2023
Course dates: 19/06/2023 to 08/09/2023
IELTS 4.5
No band below 4.0
IELTS 5.0
No band below 4.5
TBC
September 2023 6 weeks
Induction: 28/07/2023
Course dates: 31/07/2023 to 08/09/2023
IELTS 5.0
No band below 4.5
IELTS 5.5
No band below 5.0
TBC
For Degree entry in Pre-sessional English Course On Campus at TU Entry point for courses requiring IELTS 5.5 or 6 Entry point for courses requiring IELTS 6.5 Fees
September 2022 6 weeks
Induction: 22/07/2022
Course dates: 25/07/2022 to 02/09/22
IELTS 5.5
No band below 5.0
IELTS 6.0
No band below 5.5
£1,850
For Degree entry in Pre-sessional English Course (Blended) Entry point for courses requiring IELTS 5.5 or 6 Entry point for courses requiring IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) Fees
September 2022 20 weeks
Induction: 14/04/2022
Course dates: 19/04/2022 to 02/09/2022
First 14 weeks online. Last 6 weeks on campus at TU*
IELTS 4.5
No band below 4.0
IELTS 5.0
No band below 4.5
£4,950
September 2022 12 weeks
Induction: 10/06/2022 online; 22/07/22 on campus.
Course dates: 13/06/22 to 02/09/22
First 6 weeks online, last 6 weeks on campus at TU*
IELTS 5.0
No band below 4.5
IELTS 5.5
No band below 5.0
£3,800

*Students on the blended course may travel in the final week of the online course in order to attend induction on Friday 22/07/22.

What does the online programme fee include?

The programme fee includes:

  • Full time course of 37.5 hours per week of synchronous and asynchronous delivery as well as tutorials with your language tutor. Minimum synchronous delivery of 12.5 to 15 hours per week.
  • All course materials
  • University registration and use of all University online facilities
  • Email address and Internet access
  • Award UCCE Certificate (20 credits)

What does the On Campus fee include?

Full time course with 19.5 hours of input and 18 hours of self-study per week.

  • Access to English Language Cafe
  • All course materials
  • University registration and use of all University facilities
  • Email address and Internet access
  • Award UCCE Certificate (20 credits)

What does the Blended Course fee include?

Full time course with 19.5 hours of input and 18 hours of self-study per week.

  • A combination of Online and On Campus Study with the first part of the course being online and the second part on campus.
  • Access to English Language Cafe
  • All course materials
  • University registration and use of all University facilities
  • Email address and Internet access
  • Award UCCE Certificate (20 credits)

Semester and Term dates

Semester 1: 27 September 2021 - 21 January 2022
Semester 2: 24 January - 20 May 2022
Semester 3: 23 May - 26 August 2022

Holiday dates for standard undergraduate students

Winter break: 20 December 2021 - 7 January 2022
Spring break: 11 April - 2 May 2022
Summer break: 23 May - 23 September 2022

Now that you know which course you need, find out more about it:
Pre-sessional English course content

The Presessional English programmes are accredited by the British Council which guarantees high standards in teaching, study facilities and accommodation

.British Council