Pre-sessional English language tuition for postgraduate taught students

Students who do not meet the University's English language requirements may (at the discretion of schools) be admitted onto a pre-sessional English language programme as an alternative way to satisfy the requirements.

Details of the IELTS requirements for pre-sessional programmes can be found below. Students who are planning to study one of the online Pre-sessional programmes in 2024 may also use the following English language tests:

  • TOEFL iBT (centre-based and Home edition),
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic)
  • LanguageCert Academic (centre-based)
  • LanguageCert ESOL (centre-based and online)
  • Duolingo English Test (DET)

Students who are planning on studying the campus-based Pre-sessional programme in 2024 may only use the following English language tests:

  • Pearson Test of English (Academic)
  • LanguageCert ESOL (centre-based test only)
  • LanguageCert Academic (centre-based test only)

For guidance on specific requirements for the 11 and 6 week pre-sessional programme for these tests, please email us.

List of pre-sessional programme entry requirements

To learn the pre-sessional entry requirements for your programme, please select your Academic School from the boxes below.  If you have a question or you are unsure about anything please get in touch with the Admissions Office. 

Important Information

Applicants attending the pre-sessional programmes will be given an English test at the end of their course. Information about assessment and progression can be found here.

More detailed information about pre-sessional programme dates and tuition fees can be found on the Academic Language Support Service webpages.

For further advice please contact the Admissions Office.