Designed for students from Europe and outside the EU whose English level is IELTS 5.0 or above, this course is ideal if you need to improve your English language skills before starting your chosen degree. The course is accredited by the British Council and taught by highly qualified and experienced teachers.
As well as developing your academic English and study skills, you will learn how to use the wide range of resources available on campus and online to support your studies and learning.
Our course offers extensive practice of academic writing, reading, listening and note-taking as well as presentation and seminar skills. There is a strong focus on preparing for successful university study and understanding UK university culture, conventions and expectations. You will learn how to use the wide range of resources available on campus and online to support your studies and learning.
Learning will take place through seminars, small group and individual tutorials, as well as independent learning. You will also be given access to online self-study resources. You will have a personal tutor who you will meet regularly. The assessments include a mix of coursework and tests in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
If you already hold a conditional offer for a course at the University, successful completion will meet the English language requirement of the University for most courses.
We also offer an undergraduate foundation course, International Foundation Studies, for students who want to progress onto an undergraduate programme of study.
Length of Study: 10 weeks
Class time: Minimum of 15 hours of class time per week, plus personal tutorials, drop in tutorials and 15 hours per week of self-study. Your class timetable will be provided at induction. All classes take place from Monday to Friday.
Class size: Maximum 20 students.
Teaching Materials: The cost of teaching materials varies per module but will not exceed £20 for any one module. Many of the materials are available for loan free-of-charge from the University Library.
Please note:The minimum age upon entry to this course is 17 and our English language courses are adult courses. The University does not act `in loco parentis' and cannot provide 24 hour supervision of our 17-year-olds. A signed Parental Consent form for Under 18s is required prior to enrolment.
Academic Reading & Listening
There is a strong focus on preparing for successful university study and understanding UK university culture, conventions and expectations. You will learn how to use the wide range of resources available on campus and online to support your studies and learning. You will build your confidence and gain the knowledge and English language skills required to progress on to your chosen degree, where you will gain expertise in a specific subject area.
Post grad study
Your future career is our business. That's why we offer further study opportunities across all our subject areas. Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt, benefit from our links with industry and give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.