Pre-sessional English Courses
For summer 2021 we will be running face-to-face pre-sessional courses in the UK, offering a 5, 10 and 15 week options. In addition we will also be offering a 5 and 10 week online versions in partnership with QA Higher Education.
The 5, 10 and 15 week face-to-face pre-sessional English courses are designed to help you to get the most from your studies at Roehampton.
The pre-sessional course will help you to:
- develop your academic English so that you can cope better with university-level study
- develop your study skills and understand what is expected of you as a student in the UK higher education system
What will I study?
- Essays: using reading in your writing, organisation, critical and analytical skills
- Academic vocabulary and grammar development
- Seminars: presentation and discussion based on your reading
- Lectures: understanding the argument, note-taking, taking an active role
- Listening and reading: understanding key ideas in an academic context
When is it, how much does it cost, and what level of English do I need?
|Course, dates and fees||Students who need to reach IELTS 6 with 5.5 in all sections: Most Undergraduate students||Students who need to reach IELTS 6.5 with 5.5 in all sections: Most Postgraduate MA/MSc/MBA students||Students who need to reach IELTS 7 with 6.5 in all sections: Research students and some Masters e.g. MA Therapies|
5 week course
|IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in any section||IELTS: 6 with no less than 5.0 in any section||IELTS: 6.5 with no less than 6.5 in writing and 6 in other sections|
10 week course
|IELTS: 5 with no less than 4.0 in any section and no less than 4.5 in writing||IELTS: 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in any section||IELTS: 6 with no less than 6 in writing and 5.5 in other sections|
15 week course
|IELTS: 4.5 overall with no less than 4.0 in any band and no less than 4.5 in writing||IELTS: 5 with no less than 4.0 in any band and no less than 4.5 in writing||Not applicable|
This table shows the minimum length of course you need to do. If you are worried about reaching the level you need in this time, for example if you find learning English particularly difficult, you should consider taking a longer course.
Proof of English language for Pre-sessional Courses
To study on a face-to-face course in the UK, you will need a Secure English Language Test (SELT) certificate.
What is included?
- 24 hours' tuition per week from highly-qualified lecturers in English for Academic Purposes
- Weekly individual tutorials to work on your specific needs in writing
- Teaching in small classes - usually 8 to 16 students - maximum group size 18
- All books and materials for your classes
- Social programme
The University has a range of procedures and regulations covering student fees: Student Fee Payment & Enrolment Regulations 2020/21
How do I apply for the course?
If you have already applied for an undergraduate or postgraduate programme you do not have to complete another application form for the Pre-Sessional English programme. Please simply email our international admissions team and inform us that you wish to be considered for the pre-sessional English programme. Admissions will then assess your eligibility for the programme and issue you with a formal offer.
To book on campus accommodation for our face-to-face pre-sessional courses please complete the below form.
How do I pay for the Pre-sessional course?
You can pay online in our e-store.
Online Pre-sessional English courses
In addition to our on-campus pre-sessional courses we are also offering a 5 and 10 week online alternative in partnership with QA Higher Education.
Course, dates and fees
Students who need to reach IELTS 6 with 5.5 in all sections or suitable equivalent: Most Undergraduate students
Students who need to reach IELTS 6.5 with 5.5 in all sections or suitable equivalent: Most Postgraduate MA/MSc/MBA students
5 week course
IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in any section
IELTS: 6 with no less than 5.0 in any section
10 week course
IELTS: 5 with no less than 4.0 in any section and no less than 4.5 in writing
IELTS: 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in any section
To apply please visit: https://qahighereducation.com/courses/pre-sessional-english/
If you have any further enquiries please contact us at:
University of Roehampton
London SW15 5PJ
Tel: +44 (0)20 8392 3314