Postgraduate Research Pre-sessional Programme

We provide a dedicated pre-sessional programme for postgraduate research students in the autumn in preparation for doctoral study in January.

Course content

English language skills, study skills and the academic information and training you need to successfully complete your chosen degree programme.

Entry requirements

The minimum English language entry requirement for our pre-sessional courses is IELTS for UKVI (Academic) 6.0 (with at least 4.0 in all skill areas).

How to apply

Details on the application process for the programme and what information you will need to provide.


Consists of written reports, essays, tests, presentation skills, fluency and contributions to class discussions.