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 programme.

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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:

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
4 October 2021 10 December 2021 10 Weeks
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£5,040
1 November 2021 10 December 2021 6 Weeks
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£3,065
11 April 2022 19 August 2022 18 Weeks
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£7,995
13 June 2022 19 August 2022 10 Weeks
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£5,190
11 July 2022 19 August 2022 6 Weeks
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£3,190

Class information

Course Delivery Method Multi-Delivery
Class duration:

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

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:

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
4 October 2021 10 December 2021 10 Weeks
View Term dates
£5,040
1 November 2021 10 December 2021 6 Weeks
View Term dates
£3,065
11 April 2022 19 August 2022 18 Weeks
View Term dates
£7,995
13 June 2022 19 August 2022 10 Weeks
View Term dates
£5,190
11 July 2022 19 August 2022 6 Weeks
View Term dates
£3,190

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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