Online Pre-sessional English at Queen's University Belfast

Online Pre-sessional English is a digital course that has been designed to enhance your English skills to the level required by your undergraduate or postgraduate degree. In 2020, 100% of Pre-sessional English students who passed the programme progressed to Queen's University Belfast!

Focusing on content-specific vocabulary, academic writing, reading, listening and speaking, it is taught by the same expert teachers and to the same high standards as the face-to-face course, and offers the same guaranteed progression to your chosen degree at Queen's University Belfast.

Ready to get your future on track? Study overseas with INTO in March or April and you can progress to university as early as September 2022.

Our six-month university pathway programs - designed for students with a higher level of English - will help you start your degree sooner.

You'll also save time and money with a shorter program - and applying for a Standard Visitor visa is easier.

Course features

  • Delivered through INTO’s online learning platform and live virtual classroom technology.
  • 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.
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20 hours per week of preparation in academic English, delivered through INTO’s online learning platform and live virtual classroom technology.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

For degree courses that require IELTS 6.5 with 5.5 in each subskill for direct entry: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in three subskills and 5.0 in one subskill) or equivalent. For degree courses that require IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each subskill for direct entry: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in any subskill) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Offer of a place at Queen's University Belfast.

Entry requirements additional information:

Only an official IELTS result or equivalent recognised English language test will be accepted as proof of English language proficiency. A wide range of English language tests are accepted by the University for online learning, including TOEFL iBT, Password, Pearson PTE and Duolingo.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
18 July 2022 26 August 2022 6 Weeks
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GBP £2,700

Class information

Course Delivery Method Multi-Delivery
Class duration:

50% of learning hours will be delivered in real-time in our virtual classroom between 8:30am-1:00pm BST (excluding bank holidays).

50% will include pre-recorded lectures and interactive tasks, such as quizzes, group projects, presentations and writing practice.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
20 hours per week of preparation in academic English, delivered through INTO’s online learning platform and live virtual classroom technology.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

For degree courses that require IELTS 6.5 with 5.5 in each subskill for direct entry: IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in any subskill) or equivalent. For degree courses that require IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each subskill for direct entry: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in any subskill) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Offer of a place at Queen's University Belfast.

Entry requirements additional information:

Only an official IELTS result or equivalent recognised English language test will be accepted as proof of English language proficiency. A wide range of English language tests are accepted by the University for online learning, including TOEFL iBT, Password, Pearson PTE and Duolingo.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
1 August 2022 26 August 2022 4 Weeks
View Term dates
GBP £1,800

Class information

Course Delivery Method Multi-Delivery
Class duration:

50% of learning hours will be delivered in real-time in our virtual classroom between 8:30am-1:00pm BST (excluding bank holidays).

50% will include pre-recorded lectures and interactive tasks, such as quizzes, group projects, presentations and writing practice.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

For degree courses that require IELTS 6.5 with 5.5 in each subskill for direct entry: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in three subskills and 5.0 in one subskill) or equivalent. For degree courses that require IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each subskill for direct entry: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in any subskill) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Offer of a place at Queen's University Belfast.

Entry requirements additional information:

Only an official IELTS result or equivalent recognised English language test will be accepted as proof of English language proficiency. A wide range of English language tests are accepted by the University for online learning, including TOEFL iBT, Password, Pearson PTE and Duolingo.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
18 July 2022 26 August 2022 6 Weeks
View Term dates
GBP £2,700

Class information

Course Delivery Method Multi-Delivery
Class duration:

50% of learning hours will be delivered in real-time in our virtual classroom between 8:30am-1:00pm BST (excluding bank holidays).

50% will include pre-recorded lectures and interactive tasks, such as quizzes, group projects, presentations and writing practice.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

For degree courses that require IELTS 6.5 with 5.5 in each subskill for direct entry: IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in any subskill) or equivalent. For degree courses that require IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each subskill for direct entry: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in any subskill) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Academic requirements:

Offer of a place at Queen's University Belfast.

Entry requirements additional information:

Only an official IELTS result or equivalent recognised English language test will be accepted as proof of English language proficiency. A wide range of English language tests are accepted by the University for online learning, including TOEFL iBT, Password, Pearson PTE and Duolingo.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
1 August 2022 26 August 2022 4 Weeks
View Term dates
GBP £1,800

Class information

Course Delivery Method Multi-Delivery
Class duration:

50% of learning hours will be delivered in real-time in our virtual classroom between 8:30am-1:00pm BST (excluding bank holidays).

50% will include pre-recorded lectures and interactive tasks, such as quizzes, group projects, presentations and writing practice.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
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