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
W = 4.5* W = 5.0* W = 5.5*
6.5 or equivalent Overall = 5.0 (PG students) Overall = 5.5 Overall = 6.0
W = 5.0* W = 5.5* W = 6.0*
7 or equivalent   Overall = 6.0 Overall = 6.5
  W = 6.0* W = 6.5*

(*) 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 2018–19

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 2018 (UG and PG students)

Course length Dates Price
15 weeks 21 May 2018 – 31 August 2018 £3,850
12 weeks 11 June 2018 – 31 August 2018 £3,200
7 weeks 16 July, 2018 – 31 August, 2018 £2,315

For courses starting in January 2019 (PG students)

Course length Dates Price
12 weeks 17 September, 2018 – 7 December, 2018 £3,820
7 weeks 22 October, 2018 – 7 December, 2018 £2,315