Academic Language Support Service

Pre-sessional Programmes

An Introduction to Pre-sessional Programmes 2021

Loughborough University will be offering Pre-sessional Programmes C and D online only in 2021

The Pre-sessional Programmes are for international students who have not yet reached the required level of English for their chosen academic programme at Loughborough University

Loughborough University will be offering Pre-sessional Programme C and D online only. This will allow you to prepare for your degree programme from the comfort of your own home.

100% of our 2020 Online Pre-sessional students either strongly agreed or agreed that they had a better understanding of UK academic culture, conventions and expectations.

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.

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.