This course is ideal if you need to improve your English language skills before starting your chosen degree. Designed for students from outside the UK, it is aimed at students whose English level is IELTS 5.0 or above. 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.
Course start dates
4 July 2016 to 9 September 2016 (except Monday 29 August 2016, which is a bank holiday).
Length of Study
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.
Maximum 20 students.
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.
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.
Research Excellence Framework 2014
Twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008
Visit the website http://courses.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/presessional/
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.
If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website (http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/recognition-of-prior-learning.htm
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
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 learnin