Courses for visiting, exchange & Erasmus students

English for Academic Purposes level 1(EAP1)

This 20-credit course reviews essential English language and academic skills to support undergraduate study. Listening, reading and speaking are all practised with a strong focus on researching and writing academic assignments typically found in, but not exclusive to, Arts and Social Sciences. It runs in both Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Requirements of Entry

Overall IELTS 6 or language proficiency at this level, or basic level of English adequate to cope with undergraduate study. Not suitable for students with IELTS 7 (or equivalent) or higher in writing.

The course is open to visiting students only, Erasmus or International, whose first language is not English.

For more information

Access the University Course Catalogue and enter LANGCTR1011 for semester 1 or

LANGCTR1024 for semester 2.


English for Academic Purposes level 2 (EAP2)

This 20-credit course introduces basic tools for analysing texts, focusing on more advanced features of academic writing. The course complements EAP level 1 by analysing some key genres in academic speech and writing as well as discourse and rhetorical features of texts which are common in academic contexts. The course also engages with basic concepts and issues in sociolinguistics and intercultural communication.

Please note that EAP 2 focuses on the academic discourse at a more micro level than EAP 1. The course does not cover basic essay writing skills and, therefore, will be more suitable for those who have already had some experience of academic writing/speaking. EAP 2 will be of particular interest to students who want to improve their awareness of how the text’s audience, purpose and cultural expectations affect its structure and style.

It runs in Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Requirements of Entry

Successful completion of LANGCTR1011 or LANGCTR1024 or overall IELTS of 6.5 (or language proficiency at this level), with recommended 6.5 in writing. Maximum score IELTS 7 in all skills.

The course is open to visiting students only, Erasmus or International, whose first language is not English.

For more information on aims and assessment:

Visit the University Course Catalogue for EAP 2 Semester 1 LANGCTR1074 

Visit the University Course Catalogue for EAP 2 Semester 2 LANGCTR1012

or,

search for the courses in the Course Catalogue entering the course names and codes above.