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Pre-sessional English courses

Pre-sessional English Courses

English UK Accredited by the British Council

Students who do not meet the English language entry requirements can take a pre-sessional course to develop their language skills before starting a degree. These courses improve your English level to prepare for your undergraduate or post graduate degree.

  • Teaching hours per week: 24
  • Timetable: You will be given your timetable at Induction
  • Maximum class size: 25
  • Course books: Average course book price is £25 - £30
  • Minimum enrolment age: The University is committed to equal opportunities in its admissions. All applications are considered on individual academic merit, occasionally the University admits students who are under the age of 18.

Choosing a Pre-sessional Course

The University tries to put new students together so a group starts and finishes at the same time. We offer different pre-sessional course durations, depending on when you want to start your degree and your current English level as shown on your IELTS certificate or another English language qualification as recognised by UK Visas and Immigrations Office. An English Language Assessment Service (ELAS) is available at the Luton campus for University of Bedfordshire applicants who do not have an English language certificate. Email the Language Centre at languagecentre@beds.ac.uk for more details.

Available Pre-sessional Courses

Current English Level Course Level Course Start Pre-sessional Course Dates Course Length Cost
4.5 overall
Two skills at 4.0
PG or UG September 20185 March 2018 – 14 Sept 2018 24 Weeks £4,000
PG November 2018 14 May 2018 – 9 Nov 2018
4.5 overall
Three skills at 4.5 and one skill at a higher band
PG or UG February 201818 Sept 2017 – 19 Jan 2018 15 Weeks £2,500
PG or UGSeptember 2018 21 May 2018 – 14 Sept 2018
PG November 2018 16 July 2018 – 9 Nov 2018
5.0 overall
Two skills or more at 4.5
PG or UGFebruary 2018 9 Oct 2017 – 19 Jan 2018 12 Weeks £2,200
PG or UGSeptember 2018 11 June 2018 – 14 Sept 2018
PG or UG November 2018 13 Aug 2018 – 9 Nov 2018
5.0 overall
One skill at 4.5
PGNovember 201711 Sep 2017 – 10 Nov 20178 Weeks£1,800
PG or UGFebruary 20186 Nov 2017 – 19 Jan 2018
PGApril 201815 Jan 2018 – 16 Mar 2018
PGJune 201812 Mar 2018 – 25 May 2018
PGJuly 201821 May 2018 – 20 July 2018
PG or UGSeptember 20189 July 2018 – 14 Sept 2018
PGNovember 201810 Sept 2018 – 9 Nov 2018
5.5 overall
Two skills at 5.5 and two skills at 5.0
PG November 20179 Oct 2017 – 10 Nov 2017 4 Weeks £1,000
PG or UGFebruary 2018 4 Dec 2017 – 19 Jan 2018
PG April 2018 12 Feb 2018 – 16 Mar 2018
PG June 2018 23 April 2018 – 25 May 2018
PG July 201818 June 2018 – 20 July 2018
PG or UGSeptember 201813 Aug 2018 – 14 Sept 2018
PGNovember 20188 Oct 2018 – 9 Nov 2018
5.5 overall
One skill at 5.0
PG November 2017 23 Oct 2017 – 10 Nov 2017 2 Weeks £500
PG or UGFebruary 2018 3 Jan 2018 – 19 Jan 2018
PG April 2018 26 Feb 2018 – 16 Mar 2018
PG June 2018 7 May 2018 – 25 May 2018
PGJuly 20182 July 2018 – 20 July 2018
PG or UGSeptember 201828 Aug 2018 – 14 Sept 2018
PGNovember 201822 Oct 2018 – 9 Nov 2018

What happens at the end of the pre-sessional course?

Students who reach the required level of English can start their degree. Those who are not successful are offered a short programme of remedial study focussing on the skills they need to improve.

What happens at the end of the remedial course?

Students who reach the required level of English can start their degree. Those who are not successful will be deferred to the next academic programme intake and will need to apply for a different visa. The University offers support throughout this process.

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