Our Pre-Sessional English Programmes (PSP) will help you to develop your English language and study skills for your chosen degree programme. Courses run between 4 weeks and 6 months depending on your prior level of English, and there are two sets of intakes that allow for degree start dates in September or January.

On our Pre-Sessional English Programmes you will:

  • Have the opportunity to progress from the PSP to the University, like over 400 students who do this every year
  • Be given the opportunity to meet the English language requirements for your chosen degree course without the need to re-take IELTS at the end of the programme
  • Be assessed through a range of assignments, presentations and tests
  • Have full access to all the University’s facilities including the library, computers and sports centre.

Please note in order to be considered for a Pre-Sessional English course you will normally need to have obtained an appropriate UKVI approved IELTS. For more information or for further clarification, please contact the International Office.

Start dates

For September 2020 degree course entry: 

2 Terms: 2 March 2020 £7,200
1 Term: 15 June 2020 £3,600
8 weeks: 13 July 2020 £2,400
6 weeks: 27 July 2020 £1,800
4 weeks: 10 August 2020 £1,200

 

For January 2021 degree course entry: 

1 Term: 14 September 2020 £3,600
8 Weeks: 12 October 2020 £2,400
6 Weeks:  26 October 2020 £1,800
4 Weeks: 9 November 2020 £1,200

 

 

How we assess the length of your course

IELTS

Overall scoreLowest component scoreLength of course required
6.5 6.5 No Pre-Sessional English required
6.0 No Pre-Sessional English required
5.5 No Pre-Sessional English required
5.0 8 weeks
4.5 1 term
6.0          6.0 No Pre-Sessional English required
5.5 No Pre-Sessional English required
5.0 6 weeks
4.5 8 weeks
4.0 1 term
5.5 5.5 4 weeks
5.0 6 weeks
4.5 8 weeks
4.0 1 term
5.0   5.0 8 weeks
4.5 1 term
4.0 1 term
4.5  4.5 1 term
4.0 1 term
4.0 4.0 2 terms

 

Pre-Sessional English Programme

Our students explain how a Pre-Sessional English Programme helped prepare them ahead of their course.