Postgraduate No formal qual or credit

Pre-Sessional Course - 20 Weeks

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

Pre-Sessional Course - 20 Weeks

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    Distance Learning
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    20 Weeks
  • Start date

    19 Apr 2021

This 20-week course will help to improve your English language by the equivalent of IELTS 1.5 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 skills
  • Gain an introduction to and extensive practice in academic reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Work on your communication, presentation and seminar skills
  • 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.

Learning will take place in seminars with a maximum of 20 people in a class. You’ll have 20 classes per week, each class lasting 50 minutes. This will be 16.7 hours of classes per week. Classes will be at any time between 09:00 and 18:00 from Monday to Friday.  There will be no classes on national holidays.

You’ll also have one-to-one tutorials with your personal tutor, and you’ll have access to lots of self-study resources stored in our online 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 by the equivalent of IELTS 1.0, we offer a 10-week version of this course.

For students who need to improve their English language by the equivalent of IELTS 0.5, we offer a 5-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. Distance learning option.
  4. Develop your understanding of UK University culture.
  5. Improve your academic reading, writing and listening skills.
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