Academic Year Pre-sessionals

Academic English for Business and Management pre-sessional

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Are you preparing to study for a postgraduate degree (Masters or PhD) in Business or Management?

This programme will help students to:

  • Improve your level of academic business English to mee the language requirements of your future academic programme
  • Display linguistic and literacy skills to a level that will enable you to communicate competently within an academic context at postgraduate level
  • Improve your awareness of Business and Management vocabulary and concepts in areas such as Marketing, Finance, Human Resources and International Business
  • Develop your academic study skills such as writing business-related academic assignments, preparing for examinations, giving presentations, participating in seminars and reading research articles
  • Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the academic culture, context and discourse you will participate in on your postgraduate programme
  • Help you to be a reflective learner with demonstrable ability to work autonomously and in a group situations, with a cultural awareness and understanding of ethical academic practices
  • Develop your understanding of University systems, services and facilities

The Academic English for Business & Management programme has two entry points:
January or April depending on your IELTS scores. During the summer (July and August, Terms 4a and 4b), students preparing for courses in business and management will be placed on the appropriate discipline-specific pathway of the postgraduate studies pre-sessional course. Find out further information about the summer course here.

Find out the application deadlines for this course and how to apply here. 

Click here to find out the taught hours, teaching and learning methods for this course

Teaching and learning methods (over a typical 10 week programme)
 Delivery type  Number  Length hours  Student hours
 Teacher-led class  60  2.00  120.00
 Seminars  8  2.00  16.00
 Fieldwork  3  4.00, 3.00 and 7.00  14.00
 Lectures  4  1.50  6.00
 Class tests, exams and assessment  5  1.00  5.00
 Tutorials  8  0.25  2.00
 Private study hours  187.00
 Total contact hours  163.00
 Total hours  350.00
Course facts
Class times and class size Classes take place during 9.00 - 17.00 Monday – Friday. Classes have a maximum size of 16 students. 
Minimum enrolment age The minimum age for students studying on this course is 18 years old.

Tuition fees and course dates

Please refer to the fees and dates document, to find out course dates and non-teaching days.

What is included in the tuition fees?

- All programme and learning materials
- Free email and internet access 
- Access to university facilities and services. Please note that for use of the University’s Sports Centre on campus, ‘The Edge’, there will be a user charge 
- Scheduled course excursions e.g. to York, Whitby, or another place of interest 
- End of course certificate 

Accommodation Information about accommodation and the weekly cost is available on the University of Leeds accommodation website
Leisure activities A range of leisure activities are available alongside your studies at the University of Leeds Language centre. Find out more about these activities and costs in our FAQs section.
Additional costs The Leeds University Union website provides further information about the cost of living in Leeds, which you may find useful



Pages in this document

  1. Introduction
  2. Academic English for Undergraduate Studies pre-sessional
  3. Academic English for Postgraduate Studies pre-sessional
  4. Academic English for Business and Management pre-sessional