Pre-sessional English language programmes for undergraduate students

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

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.

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 2022 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).

Students who are planning on studying the campus-based Pre-sessional programme in 2022 may only use the following English language tests:

  • IELTS UKVI SELT
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic).
  • LanguageCert (centre-based test only).

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

6.0 Pre-sessional programme D (6 weeks)
5.5 Pre-sessional programme D (6 weeks)
5.0 Pre-sessional programme C (11 weeks)
5.5 5.5 Pre-sessional programme C (11 weeks)
5.0 Pre-sessional programme 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 programmes 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 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.