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Pre-sessional English

This course will provide you with a short and intensive preparation in English language and study skills if you are due to start an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of East Anglia in September.

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: 4 - 16 Weeks
Start dates: May, June, July, August
Fees: From £1,705
Academic requirements:

Offer of a place at UEA.

English language requirements: From: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
Course options:
  • Standard (20-21 class hours per week)
Between 20 and 21 hours per week of preparation in academic English.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

12 Weeks: You must be a maximum of one IELTS band lower than the level required by your University School of Study, both overall and in any specified skill.

16 Weeks: You must be a maximum of one IELTS band lower than the level required by your University School of Study, overall, with up to 1.5 IELTS band lower in one specified skill and one IELTS band in the others.

4 Weeks: You must have achieved the required IELTS level (overall and in any specified skills) required by your University School of Study, and been accepted onto the course.

6 Weeks: You must have achieved the overall IELTS grade required by your University School of Study but have 0.5 lower than the requirement in one specified skill.

8 Weeks: You must be a maximum of 0.5 IELTS point band lower than the level required by your University School of Study, both overall and in any specified skill.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Offer of a place at UEA.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
29 May 2018 14 September 2018 16 Weeks £6,325
25 June 2018 14 September 2018 12 Weeks £4,870
23 July 2018 14 September 2018 8 Weeks £3,330
6 August 2018 14 September 2018 6 Weeks £2,530
20 August 2018 14 September 2018 4 Weeks £1,705

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

12 Weeks: You must be a maximum of one IELTS band lower than the level required by your University School of Study, both overall and in any specified skill.

16 Weeks: You must be a maximum of one IELTS band lower than the level required by your University School of Study, overall, with up to 1.5 IELTS band lower in one specified skill and one IELTS band in the others.

4 Weeks: You must have achieved the required IELTS level (overall and in any specified skills) required by your University School of Study, and been accepted onto the course.

6 Weeks: You must have achieved the overall IELTS grade required by your University School of Study but have 0.5 lower than the requirement in one specified skill.

8 Weeks: You must be a maximum of 0.5 IELTS point band lower than the level required by your University School of Study, both overall and in any specified skill.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Offer of a place at UEA.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
19 August 2019 13 September 2019 4 Weeks
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22 July 2019 13 September 2019 8 Weeks
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5 August 2019 13 September 2019 6 Weeks
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24 June 2019 13 September 2019 12 Weeks
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28 May 2019 13 September 2019 16 Weeks
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