Academic Language Support Service

Pre-sessional Courses

Pre-sessional dates, fees and entry requirements

It is possible for students to enter the programme at the beginning of each course so long as they have achieved the minimum score in IELTS (or equivalent).

Check here for important information about IELTS tests.

Course Cost Length (weeks) Dates Minimum English Language Requirements* Application Deadline***
Course A £11,250 (tuition fee only) 30 15 January - 21 September 2018 The minimum requirement for this course is IELTS 4.5 overall with no subtest below 4.0*
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18 December 2017
Course B £7,500 (tuition fee only)** 20 21 March - 21 September 2018 The minimum requirement for this course is IELTS 5.0 overall with no subtest below 4.5*
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28 February 2018
Course C £4,125 (tuition fee only)** 11 3 July - 21 September 2018 The minimum requirement for this course is IELTS 5.5 overall with no subtest below 5.0*
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12 June 2018
Course D £2,250 (tuition fee only)** 6 7 August -21 September 2018 The minimum requirement for this course is IELTS 6.0 overall with no subtest below 5.5*
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17 July 2018

*These are the standard minimum entry requirements, but some programmes require higher IELTS scores. Please refer to the English language requirements page for further information.

** Accommodation can be booked separately via this website.

***We must have received an enquiry form before this date if you wish to submit an application.  It is your responsibility to ensure you have allowed sufficient time to secure an appropriate visa before the course start date.

If you have met the English language requirements for your programme, you could consider the Preparation for Academic Study (Summer Course).

If you are studying with Loughborough University in London in September 2018, your pre-sessional course will be based at the Loughborough campus. You will be able to book campus accommodation for the duration of this course, and will have the opportunity to visit the London campus as part of the welcome programme. Transport to the London Campus will be arranged for you at the end of the Pre-sessional Course.