Pre-sessional English language courses for undergraduate students

Undergraduate applicants, who fall short of the English language requirements for their chosen course may be admitted onto intensive pre-sessional English language courses programmes as an alternative way to satisfy the English language conditions of their offer.

Due to the popularity of these pre-sessional English language coursesprogrammes, only applicants who select Loughborough University as their firm choice will be permitted to attend.

Details of the IELTS requirements for pre-sessional programmes can be found below. Because the pre-sessional programmes are being delivered online in 2021, students may also use the following English language tests:

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

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

Overall averageMinimum score in all elementsStandard programmes
6.5 or above

6.0 Direct entry
5.5 Pre-sessional course D (6 weeks)
5.0 Pre-sessional course C (11 weeks)
6.0

6.0 Pre-sessional course D (6 weeks)
5.5 Pre-sessional course D (6 weeks)
5.0 Pre-sessional course C (11 weeks)
5.5 5.5 Pre-sessional course C (11 weeks)
5.0 Pre-sessional course C (11 weeks)

 

Due to the popularity of these pre-sessional English language programmes, only applicants who select Loughborough University as their firm choice will be permitted to attend

Important Information

Due to changes made by the UKVI to the list of Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) which came into affect from the 6 April 2015, all students who are being admitted onto English Language Pre-sessional courses A, B, C and D must have a UKVI IELTS SELT issued by an approved IELTS test centre.

A list of the test centres which offer the IELTS SELT can be found on the UKVI website .

Applicants attending the pre-sessional courses 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 course dates and tuition fees can be found on the Academic Language Support Service webpages.

For further advice please contact our Academic Language Support Service.