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 the University of Exeter in September. Please note: there may be a variation in English language requirements depending on your intended degree program.

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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:

IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
Academic requirements:

Offer of a place at the University of Exeter.

Entry requirements additional information:

Please note there may be a variation in requirements depending on your intended degree programme:

Degrees requiring IELTS 7.0 overall (with 6.5 in writing and no subskill less than 6.0) 10 weeks: IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in reading, 5.5 in writing, 6.0 in another subskill and no less than 5.5 in the other subskill) 6 weeks: IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in reading and writing, 6.0 in another subskill and no less than 5.5 in the other subskill) or IELTS 7.0 (with no subskill less than 6.0)

Degrees requiring IELTS 7.0 overall (with no subskill less than 6.0) 10 weeks: IELTS 6.0 (with no subskill less than 5.5) 6 weeks: IELTS6.5 (with 6.0 in reading, 6.0 in another subskill and no subskill less than 5.5)

Degrees requiring IELTS 6.5 (with no subskill less than 6.0) 18 weeks: IELTS 5.0 (with 5.0 in writing and no other subskill less than 4.5) 10 weeks: IELTS 5.5 (with no subskill less than 5.0) 6 weeks: IELTS 6.0 (with no subskill less than 5.5) or IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in reading, 6.0 in another subskill and no subskill less than 5.5)

Degrees requiring IELTS 6.0 (with no subskill less than 6.0) 18 weeks: IELTS 5.0 (with 5.0 in writing and no other subskill less than 4.5) 10 weeks: IELTS 5.5 (with no subskill less than 5.0) 6 weeks: IELTS 6.0 (with no subskill less than 5.5) or IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in reading, 6.0 in another subskill and no subskill less than 5.5)

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 entry, including TOEFL iBT, Pearson PTE and Duolingo.

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


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
11 July 2022 19 August 2022 6 Weeks
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GBP £3,190

Class information

Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
Between 20 and 21 hours per week of preparation in academic English.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

10 Weeks: IELTS 5.5 (minimum of 5.0 in each subskill) or equivalent.

18 Weeks: IELTS and Password - 5.0 (with 5.0 minimum in Writing and all other subskills no less than 4.5)

6 Weeks: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
Academic requirements:

Offer of a place at the University of Exeter.

Entry requirements additional information:

Please note there may be a variation in requirements depending on your intended degree programme:

Degrees requiring IELTS 7.0 overall (with 6.5 in writing and no subskill less than 6.0) 10 weeks: IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in reading, 5.5 in writing, 6.0 in another subskill and no less than 5.5 in the other subskill) 6 weeks: IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in reading and writing, 6.0 in another subskill and no less than 5.5 in the other subskill) or IELTS 7.0 (with no subskill less than 6.0)

Degrees requiring IELTS 7.0 overall (with no subskill less than 6.0) 10 weeks: IELTS 6.0 (with no subskill less than 5.5) 6 weeks: IELTS6.5 (with 6.0 in reading, 6.0 in another subskill and no subskill less than 5.5)

Degrees requiring IELTS 6.5 (with no subskill less than 6.0) 18 weeks: IELTS 5.0 (with 5.0 in writing and no other subskill less than 4.5) 10 weeks: IELTS 5.5 (with no subskill less than 5.0) 6 weeks: IELTS 6.0 (with no subskill less than 5.5) or IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in reading, 6.0 in another subskill and no subskill less than 5.5)

Degrees requiring IELTS 6.0 (with no subskill less than 6.0) 18 weeks: IELTS 5.0 (with 5.0 in writing and no other subskill less than 4.5) 10 weeks: IELTS 5.5 (with no subskill less than 5.0) 6 weeks: IELTS 6.0 (with no subskill less than 5.5) or IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in reading, 6.0 in another subskill and no subskill less than 5.5)

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 entry, including TOEFL iBT, Pearson PTE and Duolingo.

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


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
10 April 2023 18 August 2023 18 Weeks
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12 June 2023 18 August 2023 10 Weeks
View Term dates
GBP £5,300
10 July 2023 18 August 2023 6 Weeks
View Term dates
GBP £3,200

*All students who confirm their offer on or before 31 January 2022 will pay the 2021/2022 price as per their existing offer letter. After 31 January 2022, where tuition fees have increased, all current offers will be reissued and students will receive a new offer with the new 2022/2023 pricing.


Class information

Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
Between 20 and 21 hours per week of preparation in academic English.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
Academic requirements:

Offer of a place at the University of Exeter.

Entry requirements additional information:

Please note there may be a variation in requirements depending on your intended degree programme:

Degrees requiring IELTS 7.0 overall (with 6.5 in writing and no subskill less than 6.0) 10 weeks: IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in reading, 5.5 in writing, 6.0 in another subskill and no less than 5.5 in the other subskill) 6 weeks: IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in reading and writing, 6.0 in another subskill and no less than 5.5 in the other subskill) or IELTS 7.0 (with no subskill less than 6.0)

Degrees requiring IELTS 7.0 overall (with no subskill less than 6.0) 10 weeks: IELTS 6.0 (with no subskill less than 5.5) 6 weeks: IELTS6.5 (with 6.0 in reading, 6.0 in another subskill and no subskill less than 5.5)

Degrees requiring IELTS 6.5 (with no subskill less than 6.0) 18 weeks: IELTS 5.0 (with 5.0 in writing and no other subskill less than 4.5) 10 weeks: IELTS 5.5 (with no subskill less than 5.0) 6 weeks: IELTS 6.0 (with no subskill less than 5.5) or IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in reading, 6.0 in another subskill and no subskill less than 5.5)

Degrees requiring IELTS 6.0 (with no subskill less than 6.0) 18 weeks: IELTS 5.0 (with 5.0 in writing and no other subskill less than 4.5) 10 weeks: IELTS 5.5 (with no subskill less than 5.0) 6 weeks: IELTS 6.0 (with no subskill less than 5.5) or IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in reading, 6.0 in another subskill and no subskill less than 5.5)

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 entry, including TOEFL iBT, Pearson PTE and Duolingo.

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


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
8 July 2024 16 August 2024 6 Weeks
View Term dates
*

Class information

Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.


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:

IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
Academic requirements:

Offer of a place at the University of Exeter.

Entry requirements additional information:

Please note there may be a variation in requirements depending on your intended degree programme:

Degrees requiring IELTS 7.0 overall (with 6.5 in writing and no subskill less than 6.0) 10 weeks: IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in reading, 5.5 in writing, 6.0 in another subskill and no less than 5.5 in the other subskill) 6 weeks: IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in reading and writing, 6.0 in another subskill and no less than 5.5 in the other subskill) or IELTS 7.0 (with no subskill less than 6.0)

Degrees requiring IELTS 7.0 overall (with no subskill less than 6.0) 10 weeks: IELTS 6.0 (with no subskill less than 5.5) 6 weeks: IELTS6.5 (with 6.0 in reading, 6.0 in another subskill and no subskill less than 5.5)

Degrees requiring IELTS 6.5 (with no subskill less than 6.0) 18 weeks: IELTS 5.0 (with 5.0 in writing and no other subskill less than 4.5) 10 weeks: IELTS 5.5 (with no subskill less than 5.0) 6 weeks: IELTS 6.0 (with no subskill less than 5.5) or IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in reading, 6.0 in another subskill and no subskill less than 5.5)

Degrees requiring IELTS 6.0 (with no subskill less than 6.0) 18 weeks: IELTS 5.0 (with 5.0 in writing and no other subskill less than 4.5) 10 weeks: IELTS 5.5 (with no subskill less than 5.0) 6 weeks: IELTS 6.0 (with no subskill less than 5.5) or IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in reading, 6.0 in another subskill and no subskill less than 5.5)

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 entry, including TOEFL iBT, Pearson PTE and Duolingo.

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

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
11 July 2022 19 August 2022 6 Weeks
View Term dates
GBP £3,190

Class information

Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

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:

10 Weeks: IELTS 5.5 (minimum of 5.0 in each subskill) or equivalent.

18 Weeks: IELTS and Password - 5.0 (with 5.0 minimum in Writing and all other subskills no less than 4.5)

6 Weeks: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
Academic requirements:

Offer of a place at the University of Exeter.

Entry requirements additional information:

Please note there may be a variation in requirements depending on your intended degree programme:

Degrees requiring IELTS 7.0 overall (with 6.5 in writing and no subskill less than 6.0) 10 weeks: IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in reading, 5.5 in writing, 6.0 in another subskill and no less than 5.5 in the other subskill) 6 weeks: IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in reading and writing, 6.0 in another subskill and no less than 5.5 in the other subskill) or IELTS 7.0 (with no subskill less than 6.0)

Degrees requiring IELTS 7.0 overall (with no subskill less than 6.0) 10 weeks: IELTS 6.0 (with no subskill less than 5.5) 6 weeks: IELTS6.5 (with 6.0 in reading, 6.0 in another subskill and no subskill less than 5.5)

Degrees requiring IELTS 6.5 (with no subskill less than 6.0) 18 weeks: IELTS 5.0 (with 5.0 in writing and no other subskill less than 4.5) 10 weeks: IELTS 5.5 (with no subskill less than 5.0) 6 weeks: IELTS 6.0 (with no subskill less than 5.5) or IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in reading, 6.0 in another subskill and no subskill less than 5.5)

Degrees requiring IELTS 6.0 (with no subskill less than 6.0) 18 weeks: IELTS 5.0 (with 5.0 in writing and no other subskill less than 4.5) 10 weeks: IELTS 5.5 (with no subskill less than 5.0) 6 weeks: IELTS 6.0 (with no subskill less than 5.5) or IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in reading, 6.0 in another subskill and no subskill less than 5.5)

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 entry, including TOEFL iBT, Pearson PTE and Duolingo.

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

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
10 April 2023 18 August 2023 18 Weeks
View Term dates
*
12 June 2023 18 August 2023 10 Weeks
View Term dates
GBP £5,300
10 July 2023 18 August 2023 6 Weeks
View Term dates
GBP £3,200

*All students who confirm their offer on or before 31 January 2022 will pay the 2021/2022 price as per their existing offer letter. After 31 January 2022, where tuition fees have increased, all current offers will be reissued and students will receive a new offer with the new 2022/2023 pricing.

Class information

Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

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:

IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
Academic requirements:

Offer of a place at the University of Exeter.

Entry requirements additional information:

Please note there may be a variation in requirements depending on your intended degree programme:

Degrees requiring IELTS 7.0 overall (with 6.5 in writing and no subskill less than 6.0) 10 weeks: IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in reading, 5.5 in writing, 6.0 in another subskill and no less than 5.5 in the other subskill) 6 weeks: IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in reading and writing, 6.0 in another subskill and no less than 5.5 in the other subskill) or IELTS 7.0 (with no subskill less than 6.0)

Degrees requiring IELTS 7.0 overall (with no subskill less than 6.0) 10 weeks: IELTS 6.0 (with no subskill less than 5.5) 6 weeks: IELTS6.5 (with 6.0 in reading, 6.0 in another subskill and no subskill less than 5.5)

Degrees requiring IELTS 6.5 (with no subskill less than 6.0) 18 weeks: IELTS 5.0 (with 5.0 in writing and no other subskill less than 4.5) 10 weeks: IELTS 5.5 (with no subskill less than 5.0) 6 weeks: IELTS 6.0 (with no subskill less than 5.5) or IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in reading, 6.0 in another subskill and no subskill less than 5.5)

Degrees requiring IELTS 6.0 (with no subskill less than 6.0) 18 weeks: IELTS 5.0 (with 5.0 in writing and no other subskill less than 4.5) 10 weeks: IELTS 5.5 (with no subskill less than 5.0) 6 weeks: IELTS 6.0 (with no subskill less than 5.5) or IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in reading, 6.0 in another subskill and no subskill less than 5.5)

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 entry, including TOEFL iBT, Pearson PTE and Duolingo.

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

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
8 July 2024 16 August 2024 6 Weeks
View Term dates
*

Class information

Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
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