Pre-sessional English for Graduate Diploma

This course will provide you with short and intensive preparation in academic English. It's suitable if you are due to start a Graduate Diploma with INTO University of Exeter in September or January.

On campus and online study options This program is available to study either on campus or online – giving you the flexibility to choose what’s best for you.

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

  • Designed to improve your English language skills to the level required by your chosen programme.
  • Enables you to adjust to the demands, challenges and expectations of UK higher education.
  • 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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A standard 10-week course (1 term) of preparation in academic English.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with nothing less than 5.0 in subskills and at least one subskill at 5.5) 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
27 June 2022 9 September 2022 1 Term
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GBP £4,895

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 17
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.
A standard 10-week course (1 term) of preparation in academic English.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with nothing less than 5.0 in subskills and at least one subskill at 5.5) 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
3 October 2022 16 December 2022 1 Term
View Term dates
GBP £4,995
26 June 2023 8 September 2023 1 Term
View Term dates
GBP £4,995

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 17
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.
A standard 10-week course (1 term) of preparation in academic English.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with nothing less than 5.0 in subskills and at least one subskill at 5.5) 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
2 October 2023 15 December 2023 1 Term
View Term dates
*
24 June 2024 6 September 2024 1 Term
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 17
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 5.0 (with nothing less than 5.0 in subskills and at least one subskill at 5.5) 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
27 June 2022 9 September 2022 1 Term
View Term dates
GBP £4,895

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 17
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 5.0 (with nothing less than 5.0 in subskills and at least one subskill at 5.5) 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
3 October 2022 16 December 2022 1 Term
View Term dates
GBP £4,995
26 June 2023 8 September 2023 1 Term
View Term dates
GBP £4,995

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 17
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 5.0 (with nothing less than 5.0 in subskills and at least one subskill at 5.5) 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
2 October 2023 15 December 2023 1 Term
View Term dates
*
24 June 2024 6 September 2024 1 Term
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 17
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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