All About The 6-Week Academic Pre-sessional

Overview

Our 6-week Academic Pre-sessional is a full-time programme which is perfect for you if:

  • You need to develop your academic skills and academic English language ability as a condition of entry to Swansea University.
  • You have already met the university’s English language conditions but would like experience of UK academic study and expectations in order to be as well prepared as possible before starting your academic programme at the university.
  • You have met your writing requirement and are no more than 0.5 below in all other components/your overall requirement, or you have met your overall academic requirement and are no more than 0.5 below in writing.

Course Information

The intensive 6-week Academic Pre-sessional programme will build your confidence and enable you to begin your undergraduate or postgraduate degree with a good understanding of the expectations of academic study in a UK university. The course will help you to develop the following:

  • Language Skills for Academic Studies
  • Subject-Related Academic Reading and Writing Skills
  • Subject-Related Listening and Note-taking Skills for Academic Lectures
  • Presentation and Academic Speaking Skills for Presentations, Seminars, and Tutorials
  • Using Academic Sources and Referencing Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Individual Subject-Related Project

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 General Pre-sessional Timetable to find out more about a typical week. The maximum class size is 18.

Please note that you will be required to buy a course book which will cost no more than £30.00.

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 6-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.

Assessment

You will be assessed using a combination of

  • a portfolio of the work you do during your course (70%)
  • an end of course exam (30%).

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.

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Dates, Entry Requirements and Fees

DatesEntry RequirementsFees

6 weeks

31 July - 08 September 2017

You have met your Writing requirement

and are no more than 0.5 below in all other components /

overall requirement

OR

You have met your overall academic requirement and are no

more than 0.5 below in Writing

£1710

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.

Accommodation

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.

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To apply please download and complete the 6-Week Pre-sessional 2016 Application Form and return it to

6-Week Pre-sessional Course Application

ELTS

Swansea University

Third Floor Margam Building

Singleton Campus

Swansea

SA2 8PP

Email: elts@swansea.ac.uk

 

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Our email address is elts@swansea.ac.uk