If you are an international student hoping to study on an undergraduate or postgraduate course in the UK, a Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes course will help you:
Students who successfully complete the Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes course, at the required level for their chosen degree programme, will be deemed to have met the English language requirements for their course at UCLan and do not need to take an additional IELTS test.
Short Course / CPD
From 5 weeks to 29 weeks, depending on course. See more information below.
No Partner College
Varying dates during summer time
Depending on the Course you choose 20 or 25 hours per week in the classroom focussed specifically on improving your academic English language and skills including:
The Language Academy and UCLan provide students with the state-of-the-art facilities needed to support your academic studies, as well as the services to help you enjoy your UK and university experience.
All students will be enrolled onto ‘blackboard’ which provides electronic resources available to enhance your learning outside of the classroom.
Computer labs are available for our students to use for free in either the Worldwise Centre or the 24-hour library.
We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.
“The pre-sessional course has helped a lot. Improving my writing skills has helped me most as now I’m on my masters’ and have a dissertation to complete.” Hasan Alghamdi, Former pre-sessional student
“We have lots of discussions in class which we do not have in Japan. It is a new style of studying for me but I enjoy the discussions and like to get involved.” Hiroko Hajima, pre-sessional student
“I feel a lot happier having studied the course to go back and finish my subject in China.” Weixiang Zhao, pre-sessional student
“My listening skills have improved since coming here. Being in the UK is very helpful.” Momoko Yoneyama, pre-sessional student
“My writing has particularly improved since coming to UCLan. The teachers here encourage me to use a wider vocabulary in my writing.” Mayu Saito, pre-sessional student
For further information contact UCLan
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.
If you are holding a conditional offer for a UCLan course, your application for Pre-sessional will be dealt with by the International Office.
If you are not applying through the International Office, please, complete the relevant application form:
If you have any questions please contact the Language Academy team email@example.com