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

  • Main location

    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    10 Weeks
  • Start date

    24 Jun 2024

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.

Teaching and learning

Learning will take place either on-campus or online only with a maximum of 20 people in a class. There will be 20 hours of learning activities per week. If you're studying on campus, these activities will be classroom-based. If you're studying remotely, some of these will be taught by a tutor at a specific time and other learning activities will be completed in your own time. These 20 hours include breaks, which means an actual time of 16.7 hours per week. Classes will be at any time between 8:00 and 18:00 from Monday to Friday. There will be no classes on national holidays (Monday 26 August 2024).

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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