Our Pre-sessional courses are the best way to bring your English up to entry level for University study. Our courses give you:
For other reasons to take our course, see our Why should you take our course? page.
How long should you study for?
This depends on your starting level. For students aiming for the standard requirement of IELTS 6.5 and starting a degree programme in September we recommend:
IELTS (Academic) at entry
ibTOEFL at entry
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|overall 4.5, with 4.0 in Writing
||49, with 14 in writing
|4.5 in all skills
||59 with no skill less than 14
|overall 5.0, with 5.0 in Writing
||63, with 16 in Writing
5.0 in all skills
|68 with no skill less than 16
|overall 5.5, with 5.5 in Writing
||72 with 18 in Writing
|5.5 in all skills
||76, with no skill less than 18
||Pre-sessional Summer A
|overall 6.0, with 6.0 in Writing
||80, with 20 in Writing
||Pre-sessional Summer B
|overall 6.5, with 6.0 in all skills
||92, with no skill less than 20
||Pre-sessional Summer C
- Other tests: we also accept other internationally recognised English tests such as the Pearson Test of English (Academic test).
- Different start dates or need a higher level? If your academic programme begins at a different time or you need to achieve a higher score, you should adjust the timing of your English course; please contact us for advice.
- If your scores are slightly below the recommended level: please send us any other previous test scores you have to help us make a decision.
- Pre-sessional Summer C: direct entry to this course is intended for students who already have or are very near their required English level, and who need to become familiar with the academic skills and language within their own subject area.