Pre-sessional Summer C

Pre-sessional Summer C

Pre-sessional Summer C is an intensive, 5-week advanced level course that gives you the specialised academic language and study skills you need for your academic subject.

All students are placed on the following specialist courses (click to see their subject-specific content):

If you are not sure which of these courses is appropriate for you please contact us to discuss this.


Entry Requirements

We recommend IELTS 6.5, minimum 6.0 in all skills or equivalent.

Direct entry to this course is normally 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.

NOTE: For the 5-week course, we do not normally accept applications with:

  • Writing at 5.5 or below
  • more than one skill at 5.5

If you require a higher Exit level than overall 6.5, minimum 6.0 in all skills, then you must make this clear in your application, and we will adjust our entry requirements to match this. You will normally need to join the Pre-sessional at a higher entry level and/or join the course earlier.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to check the English language conditions that you are required to meet, and to make sure that you enter the course at the right level. These conditions are listed on the University course pages for each Undergraduate & Taught Postgraduate programme, and for Research degrees under the College graduate schools or on the International students' English Language Requirements page.


Exit Level

At the end of the 10 weeks, successful students will be at a level equivalent to IELTS 6.5, minimum 6.0 in all skills.

You will receive a final report at the end of the course giving a grade for each skill: Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking. If our grades match the English language conditions for your academic programme at the University of Glasgow, you will then receive an unconditional offer.

If you need to achieve an overall 6.5, with no skill below 6.0, then you will need at least two 6.5s & two 6.0s (the average of 6.25 is rounded up to 6.5, as in the IELTS test).

Unconditional Offers If you have already have an unconditional offer, you will still receive a report, but your offer will be unaffected by your grades. However, if you are taking the Pre-sessional course under a joint-CAS, it is a condition of your visa that you attend the course as normal.


Dates

23 July – 24 August 2018

Please tell us as soon as possible if you must withdraw from the course or if you think you may have to arrive late. Please note: we do not normally accept anyone onto the course who arrives after 1.00pm on the Wednesday of the first week.

Application deadline: 13th June 2018

This deadline is for us to receive your application and all relevant documents such as English test scores etc.


Fees

FEE: £1,700

We prefer that students pay before they arrive. Please make sure you have arranged for sufficient money to be available before you arrive.


ENTRY

We recommend IELTS 6.5, minimum 6.0 in all skills or equivalent.

Direct entry to this course is normally 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.

NOTE: For the 5-week course, we do not normally accept applications with:

  • Writing at 5.5 or below
  • more than one skill at 5.5

EXIT

At the end of the 10 weeks, successful students will be at a level equivalent to IELTS 6.5, minimum 6.0 in all skills.

You will receive a final report at the end of the course giving a grade for each skill: Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking. If our grades match the English language conditions for your academic programme at the University of Glasgow, you will then receive an unconditional offer.

  • If you need to achieve an overall 6.5, with no skill below 6.0, then you will need at least two 6.5s & two 6.0s (the average of 6.25 is rounded up to 6.5, as in the IELTS test).

NOTE: Unconditional Offers
If you have already have an unconditional offer, you will still receive a report, but your offer will be unaffected by your grades. However, if you are taking the Pre-sessional course under a joint-CAS, it is a condition of your visa that you attend the course as normal.

Higher Requirements

If you require a higher Exit level than overall 6.5, minimum 6.0 in all skills, then you must make this clear in your application, and we will adjust our entry requirements to match this. You will normally need to join the Pre-sessional at a higher entry level and/or join the course earlier.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to check the English language conditions that you are required to meet, and to make sure that you enter the course at the right level. These conditions are listed on the University course pages for each Undergraduate & Taught Postgraduate programme, and for Research degrees under the College graduate schools or on the International students' English Language Requirements page.


23 July – 24 August 2018

Please tell us as soon as possible if you must withdraw from the course or if you think you may have to arrive late. Please note: we do not normally accept anyone onto the course who arrives after 1.00pm on the Wednesday of the first week.

Application deadline for 2015: 13th June 2018

This deadline is for us to receive your application and all relevant documents such as English test scores etc.

FEE: £1,700

We prefer that students pay before they arrive. Please make sure you have arranged for sufficient money to be available before you arrive.

 

Overview

18 hours per week academic skills and language with regular one-to-one tutorials, and 4.5 hours structured independent study.

  • Writing assignments in your subject area
  • Writing essays under exam conditions
  • Presenting your work to an academic audience familiar with your discipline
  • Listening to live academic lectures related to your field of study
  • Reading materials selected from your discipline
  • Developing subject-specific academic vocabulary
  • Participating in seminars and discussions with peers in your field of study
  • Supported independent study: tutor-guided sessions for further self-study on language and academic skills