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:

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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GBP £7,995
12 June 2023 18 August 2023 10 Weeks
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GBP £5,300
10 July 2023 18 August 2023 6 Weeks
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GBP £3,200

Class information

Course Delivery Method Multi-Delivery
Class duration:

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


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 Multi-Delivery
Class duration:

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


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
GBP £7,995
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

Class information

Course Delivery Method Multi-Delivery
Class duration:

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

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 Multi-Delivery
Class duration:

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

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