12-week intensive academic skills and language preparation for study success
Our 12-week Academic Pre-sessional is a full-time programme which is perfect for you if:
The intensive 12-week Academic Pre-sessional will build your confidence and enable you to begin your degree at Swansea University with a good understanding of the expectations of academic study in a UK university. The course will help you to develop the following:
We aim to make your pre-sessional study with us as relevant as possible to your future degree programme by providing subject-related course content. Each week includes 23 hours of organised tuition. In addition, you will be required to carry out a programme of self-study and complete a number of individual assignments. Download a Sample 12-Week Academic Pre-sessional Timetable to find out more about a typical week. The morning sessions of this course will be run as part of the General Pre-sessional programme; the academic lectures and project parts of the course are subject related. The maximum class size is 18.
Please note that you will be required to buy a course book which will cost no more than £30.
During the course, you will build a portfolio of coursework which will be used as part of your final assessment. You will have a personal tutor who will meet you regularly to help you to develop individual targets to help you achieve your academic goals and to write your individual project.
The 12-week Academic Pre-sessional gives you everything you need to maximise your confidence and improve your skills before you begin your degree at the start of the academic year.
You will be assessed using a combination of
The portfolio provides detailed evidence of your language level and skills, your academic skills, and whether you are ready to begin academic study at a UK university.
Dates, Entry Requirements and Fees
19 June - 08 September 2017
IELTS 5.0 (or equivalent)
Minimum 4.5 in all components.
We strongly recommend that you enter the programme with a minimum of 5.0 in Reading and Writing as this will give you the best chance of success.
Exit this pre-sessional for degree programmes requiring a 6.0 ONLY
Course fees include one trip per term. Please note that you will be required to buy a course book which will cost no more than £30.00.
For details about summer accommodation in university halls of residence, please check the university's summer accommodation page which will be updated throughout 2016.
Information about other accommodation options can be found on ELTS' accommodation page.
To apply please download and complete the 12 Week Pre-sessional 2017 Application Form and return it to
Academic Pre-sessional Course Application
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