Pre-sessional English Courses

Our 5, 10 and 15 week online 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
18th Jul to 26th Aug 2022

£1,500

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
13th Jun to 26th Aug 2022

£3,040

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
16th May to 26th Aug 2022

£4,650

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.

Alternative proof of English language for online Pre-sessional Courses

We are able to accept a range of English language test for entry onto the online pre-sessional course, these include: (Duolingo is only acceptable for Online Pre-sessional courses 2022 Sep intake)

Undergraduate

Course

Roehampton English Test

Pearsons

TOEFL

Duolingo

15 weeks

4.5 overall with no less than 4.0 in any band and no less than 4.5 in writing 30 overall with 30 in each band 34 overall with 31 in each band and no less than 34 in writing 65-70
10 weeks

5 with no less than 4.0 in any section and no less than 4.5 in writing

36 overall with 30 in each band

45 overall with 31 in each band and no less than 34 in writing 75-80
5 week

5.5 with no less than 5.0 in any section

42 overall with 36 in each band

59 overall with 45 in each band

85-90


Postgraduate

PSE length

Roehampton English Test

Pearsons TOEFL Duolingo
15

5 with no less than 4.0 in any band and no less than 4.5 in writing

36 overall with 30 in each band

45 overall with 31 in each band and no less than 34 in writing

75-80
10

5.5 with no less than 5.0 in any section

42 overall with 36 in each band

59 overall with 45 in each band

85-90
5

6 with no less than 5.0 in any section

50 overall with 36 in each band

78 overall with 45 in each band

95-100


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
  • Virtual social programme

The University has a range of procedures and regulations covering student fees: Student Fee Payment & Enrolment Regulations 2019/20

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.

How do I pay for the Pre-sessional course?

You can pay online in our e-store.