English for University Study
Prepare the skills and English language you need for a degree at a UK university.
English for University Study will prepare you for successful undergraduate or postgraduate study at a UK university, or for entry to one of the academic preparation courses offered by INTO Queen's University Belfast.
Why apply for this course?
The course suits a range of needs and will teach you to:
- adapt to university-style teaching
- learn the necessary research skills for university study
- improve your overall English language ability and academic presentation techniques
What is special about the programme?
This is a year-round course of intensive academic English language study with multiple start dates, designed to prepare you either for entry to a further academic preparation programme at INTO Queen's or for entry to your degree at Queen's University Belfast.
You will develop your English language and academic study skills, as well as research skills at higher levels, and with multiple start dates and different durations of study, the course has the flexibility to cater for students with different language levels.
The course will help you adjust to the demands, challenges and expectations of UK higher education. You will also be able to practise your developing language skills in a vibrant learning environment where you can take advantage of the University's additional learning facilities and mix with a wide variety of international students.
Enhanced English for University Study
Enhanced English for University Study offers the standard 20 contact hours per week plus an extra module to maximise your learning experience and communication skills. This extra module will focus on language and provide an additional 10 learning hours per week which will utilise both face-to-face and online activities, as well as online coursework so you can work flexibly at a time that suits you.
Who should apply?
This course is perfect for students who have a score of between IELTS 4.0 and 5.5 on arrival and intend to progress on to an academic programme with INTO. It’s particularly well suited to motivated students who want to progress quickly and want to improve their IELTS score by up to one full point. Please note, as all students improve at different speeds, when calculating your study plan you should base this on an increase of between 0.5 and 1.0 IELTS band each term.