PROGRAMME OVERVIEW & TERM DATES

The Pre-Sessional English programme prepares you for academic study in English. It aims to raise your language skills to the level required for entry to your target programme of study and to train you to learn effectively in a UK university context.

It is an intensive full-time programme of study that runs online throughout the year. There are four terms (Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer), with eight possible entry dates depending on your starting level of English. 

Term Dates for students intending to start an academic programme of study in September 2021

term

start date

end date

Autumn

5 Oct 2020

30 Oct 2020

2 Nov – 6 Nov 2020  Reading week

9 Nov 2020

4 Dec 2020

7 Dec 2020 – 8 Jan 2021 Christmas break

Winter

11 Jan 2021

5 Feb 2021

8 - 12 Feb Reading week

15 Feb 2021

12 Mar 2021

15 Mar - 9 Apr 2021 Easter break

Spring

12 Apr 2021

7 May 2021

10 May 2021

4 Jun 2021

7  - 8 Jun 2021 Spring break

   Summer

21 Jun 2021

23 Jul 2021

26 Jul 2021

27 Aug 2021