Postgraduate No formal qual or credit

10-week Pre-sessional

Improve your language skills and gain an understanding of UK university culture before starting your degree.

10-week Pre-sessional

Course Overview

  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance


    Short
  • Duration


    10 Weeks
  • Start date


    03 Oct 2022

This 10-week course will help to improve your English language by the equivalent of IELTS 1.0 before starting your chosen degree. It is designed for international and EU students who already hold a conditional offer for an undergraduate or postgraduate course.

As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Develop your general language knowledge
  • Work on your communication, presentation and seminar skills
  • Gain extensive practice in academic reading and writing, and academic speaking and listening
  • Develop time management, problem-solving, organisational and planning skills
  • Raise intercultural awareness and self-confidence – you’ll be able to show greater initiative in all that you do
  • Be prepared for successful university study in the UK – by better understanding UK university culture, customs and expectations

Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress to your chosen undergraduate or postgraduate programme.

There will be 20 hours of classroom and learning activities per week. These 20 hours include breaks, which means an actual time of 16.7 hours per week. Classes will be at any time between 9:00 and 18:00 from Monday to Friday. There will be no classes on national holidays (Monday 2 May 2022, Thursday 2 June 2022, Friday 3 June 2022 and Monday 29 August 2022).

You’ll also have one-to-one tutorials with your academic advisor, and you’ll have access to lots of self-study resources stored in our library. Your assessments will include a mix of coursework, which tests your reading, writing, speaking and listening; there will be no end-of-course examination.

For students who need to improve their English language by the equivalent of IELTS 0.5, we offer a 6-week version of this course.

Why study Pre-Sessional English at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. The university is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK
  2. Expert course team
  3. Develop your understanding of UK University culture
  4. Improve your academic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills
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