Academic Language Support Service

Pre-sessional Courses

Pre-sessional dates, fees and entry requirements

It is possible for students to enter the programme at the beginning of each course so long as they have achieved the minimum score in IELTS (or equivalent).

Check here for important information about IELTS tests.

Course Cost Length (weeks) Dates Minimum English Language Requirements* Application Deadline***
Course A £12,150 (tuition fee only) 30 Monday 13 January -18 September 2020

The minimum requirement for this course is IELTS 4.5 overall with no subtest below 4.0*

Check here for undergraduatepostgraduate taught or postgraduate research programme requirements.

Monday 9 December 2019
Course B £8,100 (tuition fee only)** 20 Thursday 19 March -18 September 2020

The minimum requirement for this course is IELTS 5.0 overall with no subtest below 4.5*

Check here for undergraduate, postgraduate taught or postgraduate research programme requirements.

Thursday 27 February 2020
Course C £4,455 (tuition fee only)** 11 Tuesday 30 June -18 September 2020

The minimum requirement for this course is IELTS 5.5 overall with no subtest below 5.0*

Check here for undergraduate, postgraduate taught or postgraduate research programme requirements.

Tuesday 09 June 2020
Course D £2,430 (tuition fee only)** 6 Tuesday 04 August-18 September 2020

The minimum requirement for this course is IELTS 6.0 overall with no subtest below 5.5*

Check here for undergraduate, postgraduate taught or postgraduate research programme requirements.

Tuesday 14 July 2020

*These are the standard minimum entry requirements.  Some programmes require higher IELTS scores than those specified above. Please ensure you check the English language requirements for your programme.

** Accommodation can be booked separately via this website.

***We must have received an enquiry form before this date if you wish to submit an application.  It is your responsibility to ensure you have allowed sufficient time to secure an appropriate visa before the course start date.

If you have met the English language requirements for your programme, you could consider the Preparation for Academic Study (Summer Course).

If you are studying with Loughborough University in London in September 2020, your pre-sessional course will be based at the Loughborough campus. You will be able to book campus accommodation for the duration of this course. Transport to the London Campus will be arranged for you at the end of the Pre-sessional Course.