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Pre-sessional English

If you're not able to obtain the direct English language requirements for Newcastle University, this course has lower English entry requirements but still leads directly to your Newcastle University degree in September. The specific entry requirements are on the Newcastle University website.

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:

10 Weeks: IELTS 5.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.0 in all sub-skills).

6 Weeks: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Offer of a place at Newcastle University.

Entry requirements additional information:

You must provide the University with an official IELTS test score. There are specific faculty requirements for students intending to progress to Newcastle University degree programmes. The normal English language requirement for entry to a full-time degree programme at Newcastle University is IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent. The stated Pre-sessional requirements assume that students are required to meet the normal requirement.

  • English language entry requirement for the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE): 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) (10 week course), or 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) (6 week course).
  • English language entry requirement for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS): 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) (10 week course), or 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and no less than 5.5 in all other subskills) (6 week course).
  • English language entry requirement for the Faculty of Medical Sciences (MS): 10 week course only, acceptable on a case-by-case basis.

Please note that in addition to meeting the standard faculty entry requirements, some degree programmes offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) require a higher English language level for entry to the Presessional English course. The minimum level of English language ability acceptable for entry to a full degree programme in HaSS is IELTS 6.5.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
27 June 2019 6 September 2019 10 Weeks
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25 July 2019 6 September 2019 6 Weeks
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*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

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

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

10 Weeks: IELTS 5.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.0 in all sub-skills).

6 Weeks: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Offer of a place at Newcastle University.

Entry requirements additional information:

You must provide the University with an official IELTS test score. There are specific faculty requirements for students intending to progress to Newcastle University degree programmes. The normal English language requirement for entry to a full-time degree programme at Newcastle University is IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent. The stated Pre-sessional requirements assume that students are required to meet the normal requirement.

  • English language entry requirement for the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE): 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) (10 week course), or 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) (6 week course).
  • English language entry requirement for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS): 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) (10 week course), or 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and no less than 5.5 in all other subskills) (6 week course).
  • English language entry requirement for the Faculty of Medical Sciences (MS): 10 week course only, acceptable on a case-by-case basis.

Please note that in addition to meeting the standard faculty entry requirements, some degree programmes offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) require a higher English language level for entry to the Presessional English course. The minimum level of English language ability acceptable for entry to a full degree programme in HaSS is IELTS 6.5.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
25 June 2020 4 September 2020 10 Weeks
View Term dates
*
23 July 2020 4 September 2020 6 Weeks
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

10 Weeks: IELTS 5.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.0 in all sub-skills).

6 Weeks: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Offer of a place at Newcastle University.

Entry requirements additional information:

You must provide the University with an official IELTS test score. There are specific faculty requirements for students intending to progress to Newcastle University degree programmes. The normal English language requirement for entry to a full-time degree programme at Newcastle University is IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent. The stated Pre-sessional requirements assume that students are required to meet the normal requirement.

  • English language entry requirement for the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE): 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) (10 week course), or 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) (6 week course).
  • English language entry requirement for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS): 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) (10 week course), or 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and no less than 5.5 in all other subskills) (6 week course).
  • English language entry requirement for the Faculty of Medical Sciences (MS): 10 week course only, acceptable on a case-by-case basis.

Please note that in addition to meeting the standard faculty entry requirements, some degree programmes offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) require a higher English language level for entry to the Presessional English course. The minimum level of English language ability acceptable for entry to a full degree programme in HaSS is IELTS 6.5.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
27 June 2019 6 September 2019 10 Weeks
View Term dates
*
25 July 2019 6 September 2019 6 Weeks
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

10 Weeks: IELTS 5.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.0 in all sub-skills).

6 Weeks: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills).

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Offer of a place at Newcastle University.

Entry requirements additional information:

You must provide the University with an official IELTS test score. There are specific faculty requirements for students intending to progress to Newcastle University degree programmes. The normal English language requirement for entry to a full-time degree programme at Newcastle University is IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent. The stated Pre-sessional requirements assume that students are required to meet the normal requirement.

  • English language entry requirement for the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE): 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) (10 week course), or 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) (6 week course).
  • English language entry requirement for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS): 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) (10 week course), or 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and no less than 5.5 in all other subskills) (6 week course).
  • English language entry requirement for the Faculty of Medical Sciences (MS): 10 week course only, acceptable on a case-by-case basis.

Please note that in addition to meeting the standard faculty entry requirements, some degree programmes offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) require a higher English language level for entry to the Presessional English course. The minimum level of English language ability acceptable for entry to a full degree programme in HaSS is IELTS 6.5.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
25 June 2020 4 September 2020 10 Weeks
View Term dates
*
23 July 2020 4 September 2020 6 Weeks
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

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