Everything you need to prepare for your university studies in Business
Academic Skills for Business Pre-sessional (ASBP) is a full-time, 10-week business pre-sessional programme perfect for you if:
You can join an ASBP course in October, January and April. See Apply Now for details.
To join ASBP you will need a minimum of IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) to begin the course. If you are applying for an MSc pathway you must provide evidence of a first degree, three year diploma or equivalent qualification. If you do not meet the IELTS level for ASBP, we recommend you study on our English for University Studies (EUS) pre-sessional programme before progressing to ASBP.
The Academic Skills for Business Pre-sessional (ASBP) focuses on the skills you need for successful completion of an undergraduate or post-graduate degree programme in Business. ASBP is divided into a number of modules which will help you to develop the following important academic language and study skills:
Each week includes 24 hours of organised tuition. Download a sample ASBP Sample Timetable 2014 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 ASBP student has a personal tutor who will meet you regularly to help you to develop individual targets so that you are able achieve your academic goals in the field of business and management.
Please note that you will be required to buy a course book which will cost no more than £25.00.
ASBP is excellent preparation for your future university studies in business and management.
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.
There are 3 entry points to the course: October, January, and April.
Academic Year 2015-2016
|3 October - 9 December 2016||£2850|
|9 January - 17 March 2017||£2850|
|3 April - 9 June 2017||£2850|
Students not intending to enter university but who are interested in improving their Business English and academic study skills in the fields of business and management can join the course at any of these 3 entry points.
The university offers different accommodation options for international students.
Information about other accommodation options can be found on ELTS' accommodation page.
To apply please download and complete the Academic Skills for Business 2017 Application Form and return it to:
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