Postgraduate No formal qual or credit

10-week Pre-sessional

Improve your academic English language and research skills to prepare for entry onto an undergraduate or postgraduate course.

10-week Pre-sessional

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    Distance Learning
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    10 Weeks
  • Start date

    30 Sep 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.

Class study
Learning will take place either on campus or online only. There will be 20 hours of learning activities per week. These 20 hours include breaks, which means an actual time of 16.7 hours 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 complete in your own time.

Your timetable will be provided at induction. Classes could be timetabled any time between 08:00 and 18:00 (UK time) from Monday to Friday. There will be no classes on national holidays (Monday 26 August 2024).

Class size
Your class will have a maximum of 20 students.

Academic support
You’ll have tutorials with an academic advisor who will offer you guidance throughout the course. You'll also be given access to online self-study resources.

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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