Entry requirements, dates and fees

Pre-sessional entry requirements

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

Overall IELTS Score needed for degree course 12-week Pre-sessional requirements 7-week Pre-sessional requirements
6 or equivalent 5 overall with a minimum of 5 in all components 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in two components (to include writing) and 5 in two other components
6.5 or equivalent 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component 6 overall with a minimum of 6 in two components (to include writing) and 5.5 in two other components
7 or equivalent 6 overall with a minimum of 6 in each component 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in two components (to include writing) and 6 in two other components

*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 and fees

A pre-sessional course is either seven weeks or 12 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.

Pre-sessionals for undergraduate and postgraduate courses starting in 2017
12 weeks Monday 12 June 2017 – Friday 1 September 2017 £3,200
7 weeks Monday 17 July 2017 – Friday 1 September 2017 £1,850
Pre-sessionals for postgraduate courses starting in 2018
12 weeks Monday 18 September 2017 – Friday 8 December 2017 £3,200
7 weeks Monday 23 October 2017 – Friday 8 December 2017 £1,850
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English language requirements

If your first language is not English you may need to achieve a recognised English language qualification.

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Summer accommodation

Visiting London during the summer? We offer competitively priced accommodation in the centre of London and Harrow.