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Pre-sessional English

Pre-sessional English Course

The pre-sessional course focuses on English Language, including grammar and vocabulary, fluency, and pronunciation and academic skills, including presentation skills, reading and listening, writing and exam preparation. All classes will be taught in the context of academic study in a university environment.

The number of weeks you require is dependent on your current English results.

Students need to have IELTS for UKVI, or another Secure English Language Test (SELT) in order to study a pre-sessional course.

Please see below tables for guidance on PSE course dates and fees.

May 2024

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September 2024

LengthStart DateEnd Date FeeRequired IELTS scores
20 weeks 15 April 2024 30 August 2024 £7,100 4.5 (min 4.5 W, 4.0 LRS)
15 weeks 20 May 2024 30 August 2024 £5,325 4.5 (min 4.5 in all)
12 weeks 10 June 2024 30 August 2024 £4,260 5.0 (min 5.0 W, 4.5 LRS)
10 weeks 24 June 2024 30 August 2024 £3,550 5.0 (min 5.0 all)
5 weeks 29 July 2024 30 August 2024 £1,775 5.5 (min 5.0 all)
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You can find more detailed information about the Pre-sessional English courses we offer, here.

Course content

The course includes:

  • English grammar and vocabulary work
  • Fluency focus
  • Pronunciation focus
  • Speaking for presentations and seminars
  • Reading, summarising and referencing
  • Listening and note-taking
  • Extended writing project
  • Exam preparation
  • Life in the UK – cultural awareness training
  • One-to-one video tutorials each week to work on your speaking and listening skills
  • Guest lectures

How to Apply

Email a copy of your ARU College offer letter and copy(ies) of English language certificate(s) to

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