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Pre-Sessional English

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.

Why study with us

  • If you successfully complete this course at the required level, you will meet the English language requirements for your course at UCLan
  • There is a maximum of 15 students per class for online study and 20 students face-to-face. This means you will have dedicated time with a tutor.
  • You will be taught English through a range of activities. From learning with our friendly tutors, to self-study and peer to peer sessions

Award: Cert
Level: Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Delivery: Online or at our Preston Campus
Study Mode: Full-time
Duration: From 6 – 14 weeks of study depending on your chosen intake
Start Date: Start dates are varied

Course overview

Class hours: 20 hours per week

Assessment: A combination of coursework (70%) and final test (30%)

Certificate of completion: Marks for writing, speaking, reading and listening

Class sizes: Maximum of 15 students per online class or 20 students face-to-face

Minimum Age: 18

Teaching and learning

Each week you will have a range of activities, including live classes, peer study sessions, a lecture and tutorials, as well as guided self-study.

As well as teaching the classes and tutorials, your tutors will guide you through the various activities and provide feedback on your progress.

You will take part in group discussions, watch videos and lectures, read and discuss academic articles, and make short presentations.

Enquiries and applications

Please apply via our Applicant Portal once you have already applied for your main course at UCLan.

For all enquiries, please email the Language Academy team.


  • This course is accredited by the British Council, an international organisation which works to promote cultural relations and educational opportunities between the people of the United Kingdom and other countries."

Language Academy

Language Academy is accredited by the British Council and is recognised for its facilities, course design and care of students.

Working with international students all year round, it is located on a city centre based campus within the School.

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