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Pre-sessional English

This course will provide you with short and intensive preparation in academic English. It's suitable for you if you're already academically qualified and are due to start an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Glasgow Caledonian University or GCU London in September or January. (Pre-sessional English programmes are available at our Glasgow and London campuses.)

Course features

  • Designed to improve your English language skills to the level required by your chosen degree.
  • Provides contextual study skills that acclimatise you to the culture of a UK university.
  • Enables you to adjust to the demands, challenges and expectations of UK higher education.
  • Teaches you how to give presentations on different areas of academic interest.
  • Provides you with a short period of time to adapt to living and studying in the UK prior to beginning your academic studies.
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Key facts

Course length: 6 - 10 Weeks
Start dates: June, July, October, November
Fees: From £2,475
Academic requirements:

Offer of a place at Glasgow Caledonian University.

English language requirements: From: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent
Course options:
  • Intensive
A standard option of 20-21 hours per week, or an intensive option of 25-30 hours per week of preparation in academic English.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

10 Weeks: IELTS 5.0 - 5.5 or equivalent.

10 Weeks: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

10 Weeks: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

10 Weeks: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

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6 Weeks: the IELTS score as stated in the unconditional degree offer.

6 Weeks: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

6 Weeks: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
Academic requirements:

Offer of a place at Glasgow Caledonian University.


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How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

10 Weeks: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

10 Weeks: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

10 Weeks: null

10 Weeks: IELTS 5.0 - 5.5 or equivalent.

10 Weeks: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

6 Weeks: the IELTS score as stated in the unconditional degree offer.

6 Weeks: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

6 Weeks: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
Academic requirements:

Offer of a place at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
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