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
  • Find full details about the programme in our Course Finder pages of the website

Please download our leaflet on Pre-Sessional Programmes for further details.

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 2017 degree course entry:

  • 20 February 2017 (2 terms) 
  • 5 June 2017 (1 term)
  • 3 July 2017 (8 weeks)
  • 17 July 2017 (6 weeks)
  • 31 July 2017 (4 weeks)

For January 2018 degree course entry:

  • 18 September 2017 (1 term)
  • 16 October 2017 (8 weeks)
  • 30 October 2017 (6 weeks)
  • 13 November 2017 (4 weeks)

IELTS - how we assess the length of your course

Overall scoreLowest component scoreLength of course requiredTuition fees
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 £2,000
4.5 1 term £3,000
6.0          6.0 No Pre-Sessional English required  
5.5 No Pre-Sessional English required  
5.0 6 weeks £1,500
4.5 8 weeks £2,000
4.0 1 term £3,000 
5.5 5.5 4 weeks £1,000
5.0 6 weeks £1,500
4.5 8 weeks £2,000
4.0 1 term £3,000
5.0   5.0 8 weeks £2,000 
4.5 1 term £3,000
4.0 1 term £3,000
4.5  4.5 1 term £3,000
4.0 1 term £3,000
4.0 4.0 2 terms £6,000

 

Pre-Sessional English Programme

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