Academic Language Support Service

Pre-sessional Programmes

An Introduction to Pre-sessional Programmes 2022

Pre-sessional Programmes Online: C (11 weeks) and D (6 weeks) in 2022.

Pre-sessional Programme Campus-based: D (6 weeks) in 2022.

Pre-sessional Programmes A, B and Campus-based C – will not be running.

Pre-sessional Programme Online E – information about whether this will be run in 2022 will be released shortly.

Loughborough University will be offering Pre-sessional Programmes Online C and Online D which will allow you to prepare for your degree programme from the comfort of your own home. Pre-sessional Programme Campus-based D will be based on our Loughborough campus subject to Covid restrictions.

If you have an offer for a Loughborough University or Loughborough University London degree programme but have not yet achieved the minimum English language requirements, you may be eligible to join one of these courses. If you have met the requirements, you may still apply to join one of the programmes to develop your skills and understanding of UK academic conventions.

The pre-sessional programmes aim to help you transition more comfortably to UK academic culture, conventions and expectations.

The primary aim of our pre-sessional programmes is to prepare international students for the demands of their programme of study by:

  • increasing students’ overall level of English language proficiency;
  • equipping students with the academic English and study skills required to cope with the learning demands of a Loughborough degree programme; and
  • assisting students’ integration into the British social and academic environment.