An excellent introduction to university study in English
Our Introduction to Academic Skills programme is a full-time, 10 week summer programme perfect for you if you do not meet the criteria for our main summer pre-sessional courses but:
This course is an introduction to academic skills in English only and does not enable you to enter directly into the university. This programme is ideal if you need to begin your academic English learning at Swansea University.
Introduction to Academic Skills (IAS) will help you to improve the skills you need to begin your progression to your future undergraduate or postgraduate course. By completing IAS successfully, you will have a better understanding of the following important academic language and study skills:
Each week includes 21 hours of organised tuition. Download a sample IAS 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. Each IAS student has a personal tutor who will meet you regularly to help you to develop individual targets to help you achieve your academic goals.
IAS gives you everything you need to begin your language and academic studies successfully. Please note it does not enable you to enter directly into the university.
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
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04 July - 09 September 2016
Minimum of 4.0 (or equivalent)
in all components
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 Summer Introduction to Academic Skills 2016 Application Form and return it to
EUS - IAS Course Application
Third Floor Margam Building
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