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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
UG or PG

September 2018

5 March 2018 – 14 Sept 2018 24 weeks £4,000
PG

November 2018

14 May 2018 – 9 Nov 2018 24 weeks £4,000
UG February 2019 9 Jul 2018 – 18 Jan 2019 24 weeks £4,000
UG or PG September 2019

4 Mar 2019 – 13 Sept 2019

24 weeks £4,000
PG November 2019 13 May 2019 – 8 Nov 2019 24 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
UG or PG

September 2018

21 May 2018 – 14 Sept 2018 15 weeks £2,500

PG

November 2018 16 July 2018 – 9 Nov 2018 15 weeks £2,500
UG February 2019 17 Sep 2018 – 18 Jan 2019 15 weeks £2,500
UG or PG September 2019 20 May 2019 – 13 Sept 2019 15 weeks £2,500
PG November 2019 15 Jul 2019 – 8 Nov 2019 15 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

UG or PG

September 2018 11 June 2018 – 14 Sept 2018 12 weeks £2,200

PG

November 2018 13 Aug 2018 – 9 Nov 2018 12 weeks £2,200
UG February 2019 8 Oct 2018 –18& Jan 2019 12 weeks £2,200
UG or PG September 2019 10 Jun 2019 – 13 Sept 2019 12 weeks £2,200
PG November 2019 12 Aug 2019 – 8 Nov 2019 12 weeks £2,200

Current English level of 5.0 overall and one skill at 4.5

Level Course start Course dates LengthCost

PG

June 2018 12 Mar 2018 – 25 May 2018 8 weeks £1,800

PG

July 2018 21 May 2018 – 20 July 2018 8 weeks £1,800

UG or PG

September 2018 9 July 2018 – 14 Sept 2018 8 weeks £1,800

PG

November 2018 10 Sept 2018 – 9 Nov 2018 8 weeks £1,800
UG February 2019 5 Nov 2018 –18 Jan 2019 8 weeks £1,800
PG March 2019 7 Jan 2019 – 8 Mar 2019 8 weeks £1,800
PG May 2019 4 Mar 2019 – 17 May 2019 8 weeks £1,800
PG August 2019 13 May 2019 – 12 Jul 2019 8 weeks £1,800
UG or PG September 2019 8 Jul 2019 – 13 Sept 2019 8 weeks £1,800
PG November 2019 9 Sept 2019 – 8 Nov 2019 8 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

June 2018 23 April 2018 – 25 May 2018 4 weeks £1,000

PG

July 2018 18 June 2018 – 20 July 2018 4 weeks £1,000

UG or PG

September 2018 13 Aug 2018 – 14 Sept 2018 4 weeks £1,000

PG

November 2018 8 Oct 2018 – 9 Nov 2018 4 weeks £1,000
UG February 2019 3 Dec 2018 –18 Jan 2019 4 weeks £1,000
PG March 2019 4 Feb 2019 – 8 Mar 2019 4 weeks £1,000
PG May 2019 1 Apr 2019 –17 May 2019 4 weeks £1,000
PG August 2019 10 Jun 2019 – 12 Jul 2019 4 weeks £1,000
UG or PG September 2019 12 Aug 2019 – 13 Sept 2019 4 weeks £1,000
PG November 2019 7 Oct 2019 – 8 Nov 2019 4 weeks £1,000

Current English level 5.5 overall and one skill at 5.0.

Level Course start Course dates LengthCost

PG

June 2018 7 May 2018 – 25 May 2018 2 weeks £500

PG

July 2018 2 July 2018 – 20 July 2018 2 weeks £500

UG or PG

September 2018 28 Aug 2018 – 14 Sept 2018 2 weeks £500

PG

November 2018 22 Oct 2018 – 9 Nov 2018 2 weeks £500
UG February 2019 2 Jan 2019 –18 Jan 2019 2 weeks £500
PG March 2019 18 Feb 2019 – 8 Mar 2019 2 weeks £500
PG May 2019 29 Apr 2019 –17 May 2019 2 weeks £500
PG August 2019 24 Jun 2019 – 12 Jul 2019 2 weeks £500
UG or PG September 2019 27 Aug 2019 – 13 Sept 2019 2 weeks £500
PG November 2019 21 Oct 2019 – 8 Nov 2019 2 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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Pre-sessional English courses

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