Intensive academic skills and language preparation for study success
Our 8 Week Academic Pre-sessional is a full-time programme which is perfect for you if:
The intensive 8 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 at a UK university. The courses 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 General Pre-sessional Timetable to find out more about a typical week. The maximum class size is 18.
During the course you will build a portfolio of coursework which will be used as part of your final assessment. You will also 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 8 Week Academic Pre-sessional gives you the skills you need to maximise your confidence and improve your skills before you begin your degree at the start of the academic year.
The University will be closed for all UK public and statutory holidays and ELTS classes will not be taught on these days. For a full list of ELTS non-teaching dates, please visit the Dates and Fees section of the ELTS web site.
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
16 July - 07 September 2018
You have already met the IELTS Writing requirement for your course and are no more than 0.5 below in any other skills.
You have already met the overall IELTS requirement for your course and are no more than 0.5 below in Writing
Course fees include books and course material.
There is a small charge (approx. £10.00 per person) for the social events to cover the cost of food, refreshments, and bowling. The attendance at these social events is optional.
The minimum age to attend all ELTS summer academic pre-sessional programmes is 18 years. There is no maximum age.
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 ELTS application form 2018 and return it to:
8 Week Academic Pre-sessional Course Application
2nd Floor Digital Technium Building
Or email your application form to firstname.lastname@example.org
For admission queries, please phone: +44 (0)1792 295111
If you are an agent or are applying via an agent, please make sure that you complete the agent contact details at the top of this form.
For more information regarding this course or any others we run at ELTS please contact us.