Pre-Sessional English

Pre-Sessional English

Please note - this course will not be running in September 2020.

If you are an international student hoping to study on an undergraduate or postgraduate course in the UK, a Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes course will help you:

  • To improve your English Language (eg grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation)
  • To improve your Academic English skills (eg for writing assignments, understanding lectures, participating in seminars, reading and making presentations)
  • To develop the study skills you need to succeed (eg a more independent approach to learning, participating in group work, managing your time and identifying and using sources of information)
  • To understand UK academic conventions so you know how to do well in your studies
  • To improve your social English and understanding of British culture
  • To get to know other students from around the world as well as the UK


Students who successfully complete the Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes course, at the required level for their chosen degree programme, will be deemed to have met the English language requirements for their course at UCLan and do not need to take an additional IELTS test.

Duration: From 6 – 32 weeks of study depending on your chosen intake. To select appropriate duration see entry requirements in the table below

Delivery: Full time

Level: Short course/CPD

Campus: Preston

Start Dates: To be confirmed.

β€œIt’s really fantastic that we can learn and practice English with British people in the UK. Studying at the Language Academy will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.”

Pre-sessional student 2018, now studying for a PhD with Lancashire Law School (UCLan)