Our Pre-Sessional English Programmes (PSP) will help you to develop your English language and study skills for your chosen degree programme for the September 2021 and January 2022 intakes.

You will study these programmes completely online from your home country before starting your degree programme.

Following successful completion of the PSP you will be able to use your results to start your chosen degree programme.

To deliver these programmes fully online we will use our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Every year our 20,000 students use this to support their studies. It is based around Brightspace and Zoom software. You will need to make sure you have a good internet connection to complete your studies.

PSP Courses run between 6 and 12 weeks depending on your current level of English. You would need to demonstrate this using one of the tests in the table below.

You can use any test result you have from the last two years to secure your place.

Please note that should the campus re-open for face to face teaching, then on campus Pre-Sessional Programmes may resume, but we cannot confirm this at this point in time. Therefore only fully online programmes are currently available.

Pre-Sessional English Programme – Distance Learning

To study one of our Pre-Sessional Programmes in your home country, you will require one of the following qualifications.

 English Language Qualification Levels



University of Huddersfield English Test
Cambridge Linguaskill
Cambridge ESOL
Password Knowledge Test
1 Term (12 Weeks) 4.5 35 4.5  65 150 450 400 30 FCE Grade C   4.5
8 Weeks 5 45 5.0   75 160     36 FCE Grade B Grade E 5.0
6 Weeks 5.5 60 5.5  85 170     42 FCE Grade A Grade D 5.5

Please note – in order to enter your degree programme directly you will need to have either successfully completed the Pre-Sessional course to the right level of English required by your degree programme or a qualification recognised by the University. Please see our information for applicants for more information.

Start dates

PSP Intakes for degree entry in September 2021

DurationStart dateFee
1 Term 14 June 2021  £3,600
8 weeks 12 July 2021 £2,400
6 weeks 26 July 2021 £1,800

PSP Intakes for degree entry in January 2022

DurationStart dateFee
1 Term 13 September 2021  £3,600
8 weeks 11 October 2021 £2,400
6 weeks 25 October 2021 £1,800

Important Information

  • In order to secure a place on our online pre-sessional programme you will need to pay the tuition fees in full for the pre-sessional programme, you will also need to pay a tuition fee deposit for your chosen degree course as detailed in your offer letter.
  • If, for any reason relating to the Covid-19 outbreak, it is deemed not safe to travel to the UK for your degree course in September 2021, we will offer you a later start date in January 2022 if the course is available. If your chosen course is not available in January 2022 we will refund your degree deposit.
  • Any refunds will be nett of bank charges. Payment will be made in sterling only, to the bank account from which the deposit was received.
  • The university accepts no liability for currency fluctuations between the time of the receipt of deposit and the time at which any subsequent refund is made.
  • You must pre-enrol before you can be enrolled on your course. Please use your unique username and password to log in. Once you have completed pre-enrolment online, we will be able to enrol you on your course and you will receive instructions on how to activate your University IT account.