Pre-sessional summer courses

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These full-time, intensive English language courses are for international students with IELTS scores of either 5.0, 5.5, 6.0 or 6.5 and who hold an offer to study on an undergraduate or postgraduate courses with us.

If you successfully complete your relevant pre-sessional course, there is no need to retake an IELTS test.

8 week course

For students with IELTS (Academic) for UKVI 6.0 (with all sub-scores at 4.0 or higher) who have a course entry requirement of IELTS 6.5.

10 week course

For students with scores of IELTS (Academic) for UKVI 6.5 (with 4.0 in all sub-scores) who have a course entry requirement of IELTS 7.0.

12 week course

This course is for students with IELTS (Academic) for UKVI 5.5 who have a score of 5.0 in Writing (and all other sub-scores at 4.0 or higher) and have a course entry requirement of IELTS 6.5.

20 week course

This course is for students with IELTS (Academic) for UKVI 5.0 who have a score of 4.5 in Writing (and all other sub-scores at 4.0 or higher) and have a course entry requirement of IELTS 6.5.

Arrivals and cancellation policies

Information on our deadlines for when you can start a course and alter the length of time you study.

Which type of IELTS or Trinity test do I need?

See which Secure English Language Test (SELT) you'll need in order to apply for a place on our courses and secure a visa.

How to apply

Find out how to apply for our 8, 10, 12 and 20 week courses.

Assessment

Your performance on your chosen course will be assessed in a variety of different ways.

Accommodation

Learn more about student residences and private accommodation.