Pre-sessional entry requirements

The following guidelines* apply. For other language qualifications, please contact [email protected] for advice.

PSE entry requirements

Overall IELTS Score needed for your degree course 15-week Pre-sessional requirements 12-week Pre-sessional requirements 7-week Pre-sessional requirements
6 or equivalent Overall = 4.5 (UG students) Overall = 5.0 Overall = 5.5
Writing = 4.5* and no lower than 4.0 in all the other three components(Reading, Listening and Speaking) Writing = 5.0* and no lower than 4.5 in all the other three components(Reading, Listening and Speaking) Writing = 5.5* and no lower than 5.0 in all the other three components(Reading, Listening and Speaking)
6.5 or equivalent Overall = 5.0 (PG students) Overall = 5.5 Overall = 6.0
Writing = 5.0* and no lower than 5.0 in all the other three components(Reading, Listening and Speaking) Writing = 5.5* and no lower than 5.0 in other three components(Reading, Listening and Speaking) Writing = 6.0* and no lower than 5.5 in the other three components(Reading, Listening and Speaking)
7 or equivalent   Overall = 6.0 Overall = 6.5
  Writing  = 6.0* * and no lower than 5.5 in other three components(Reading, Listening and Speaking) Writing  = 6.5* and no lower than 6.0 in other three components(Reading, Listening and Speaking)

(*) All other scores should be reasonably consistent with the entry requirements specified in this table.

*To note that each application is considered on an individual basis, taking into account the student’s overall academic history and the scores needed for their chosen course.

You may be aware that the Home Office recently announced major changes to the Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) which will be acceptable for use in UK visa applications.

Course dates 2019–20

A pre-sessional course is either seven weeks, 12 weeks or 15 weeks long. The length of your course will depend on the English language level you have when you enter the course and the English language entry requirement of the degree course you plan to take.

For courses starting in September 2019 (UG and PG students)

Course length Dates Price
15 weeks 20 May 2019 – 30 August 2019 £4,725
12 weeks 10 June 2019 – 30 August 2019 £3,820
7 weeks 15 July 2019 – 30 August 2019 £2,450

For courses starting in January 2020 (PG students)

Course length Dates Price
12 weeks 23 September 2019 – 13 December 2019 £3,950
7 weeks 28 October 2019 – 13 December 2019 £2,450