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University of Bedfordshire Business School
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Luton campus
University Square
Luton
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Pre-sessional English courses

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 postgraduate degree.

  • Teaching hours per week: 24-27
  • 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 (UG - undergrdaduate or PG - postgraduate) 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.

Pre-sessional courses

Current English level of 4.5 overall and two skills at 4.0.

Level Course start Course dates Length Cost

PG

November 2017

15 May - 10 Nov 2017

24 weeks

£4,000

UG or PG

February 2018

10 Jul 2017 - 19 Jan 2018

24 weeks

£4,000

UG or PG

September 2018

5 March 2018 – 14 Sept 201824 weeks£4,000
PG

November 2018

14 May 2018 – 9 Nov 201824 weeks£4,000

Current English level of 4.5 overall and three skills at 4.5 and one skill at a higher band.

Level Course start Course dates Length Cost

PG

November 2017

17 Jul - 10 Nov 2017

15 weeks

£2,500

UG or PG

February 2018

18 Sep 2017 - 19 Jan 2018

15 weeks

£2,500

UG or PG

September 2018

21 May 2018 – 14 Sept 201815 weeks£2,500

PG

November 201816 July 2018 – 9 Nov 201815 weeks£2,500

Current English level of 5.0 overall and two skills or more at 4.5

Level Course start Course dates Length Cost

PG

November 2017

14 Aug - 10 Nov 2017

12 weeks£2,200

UG or PG

February 2018

9 Oct 2017 - 19 January 2018

12 weeks£2,200

UG or PG

September 201811 June 2018 – 14 Sept 201812 weeks£2,200

PG

November 201813 Aug 2018 – 9 Nov 201812 weeks£2,200

Current English level of 5.0 overall and one skill at 4.5

LevelCourse startCourse datesLengthCost

PG

November 201711 Sep 2017 – 10 Nov 20178 weeks£1,800

UG or PG

February 20186 Nov 2017 – 19 Jan 20188 weeks£1,800

PG

April 201815 Jan 2018 – 16 Mar 20188 weeks£1,800

PG

June 201812 Mar 2018 – 25 May 20188 weeks£1,800

PG

July 201821 May 2018 – 20 July 20188 weeks£1,800

UG or PG

September 20189 July 2018 – 14 Sept 20188 weeks£1,800

PG

November 201810 Sept 2018 – 9 Nov 20188 weeks£1,800

Current English level 5.5 overall and two skills at 5.5 and two skills at 5.0.

Level Course start Course dates Length Cost

PG

November 2017

9 Oct - 10 Nov 2017

4 weeks£1,000

UG pr PG

February 2018

4 Dec 2017 - 19 Jan 2018

4 weeks£1,000

PG

April 201812 Feb 2018 – 16 Mar 20184 weeks£1,000

PG

June 201823 April 2018 – 25 May 20184 weeks£1,000

PG

July 201818 June 2018 – 20 July 20184 weeks£1,000

UG or PG

September 201813 Aug 2018 – 14 Sept 20184 weeks£1,000

PG

November 20188 Oct 2018 – 9 Nov 20184 weeks£1,000

Current English level 5.5 overall and one skill at 5.0.

Level Course start Course dates LengthCost

PG

November 2017

23 Oct - 10 Nov 2017

2 weeks£500

UG

February 2018

8 Jan - 19 Jan 2018

2 weeks£500

PG

April 201826 Feb 2018 – 16 Mar 20182 weeks£500

PG

June 20187 May 2018 – 25 May 20182 weeks£500

PG

July 20182 July 2018 – 20 July 20182 weeks£500

UG or PG

September 201828 Aug 2018 – 14 Sept 20182 weeks£500

PG

November 201822 Oct 2018 – 9 Nov 20182 weeks£500

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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