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 Newcastle University London 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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Between 20 and 21 hours per week of preparation in academic English.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

From IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in three subskills including writing and no less than 5.0 in the remaining subskill).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Offer of a place at Newcastle University.

Entry requirements additional information:

Postgraduate Degrees

  • 6 week course: IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and no less than 5.5 in all other subskills.
  • 10 week course: IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in three subskills including writing and no less than 5.0 in the remaining subskill.

Undergraduate Degrees

  • 6 week course: IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and no less than 5.5 in all other subskills.
  • 10 week course: IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills.

Students with offers for the 6 or 10 week course may be eligible for a joint CAS, which allows them to apply for a visa to cover both the Pre-sessional course and subsequent degree. To be considered for this, students need to pay the Pre-sessional initial payment and any academic conditions on the offer from Newcastle University London need to have been met.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
27 June 2019 6 September 2019 10 Weeks
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£2,575
25 July 2019 6 September 2019 6 Weeks
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£1,780

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 17

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

From IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in three subskills including writing and no less than 5.0 in the remaining subskill).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Offer of a place at Newcastle University.

Entry requirements additional information:

Postgraduate Degrees

  • 6 week course: IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and no less than 5.5 in all other subskills.
  • 10 week course: IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in three subskills including writing and no less than 5.0 in the remaining subskill.

Undergraduate Degrees

  • 6 week course: IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and no less than 5.5 in all other subskills.
  • 10 week course: IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills.

Students with offers for the 6 or 10 week course may be eligible for a joint CAS, which allows them to apply for a visa to cover both the Pre-sessional course and subsequent degree. To be considered for this, students need to pay the Pre-sessional initial payment and any academic conditions on the offer from Newcastle University London need to have been met.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
27 June 2019 6 September 2019 10 Weeks
View Term dates
£2,575
25 July 2019 6 September 2019 6 Weeks
View Term dates
£1,780

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 17
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