Our Language Centre offers pre-sessional courses to help you reach the standard of English required for your chosen undergraduate, Masters or research programme at the University of Leeds.

Pre-sessional English language for progression onto Masters programmes

If you do not meet the English language requirements for your chosen Masters course, or you want to gain a better understanding of the academic language and literacy practices in your subject, you could benefit from one of our pre-sessional English language programmes.

Our content-based pre-sessionals will allow you to study language in the context of your subject. The pre-sessional programmes will help you to perform effectively in the academic environment of your chosen field of study.

Our range of six to 10 week pre-sessional courses, listed below, give a tailored progression route onto our Masters programmes. Courses start in July or August and have varying IELTS requirements for entry.

If you require a Tier 4 visa and have met the academic conditions of your Masters programme, we may issue one Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) for both your pre-sessional and your Masters course so that you need only apply for one visa.

Summer postgraduate pre-sessional courses

If you want to study at a different time of year, or need to study for longer to meet the requirements of your programme, we also offer pre-sessional courses for longer periods, and during the academic year. Find out more

Undergraduate pre-sessional courses

We offer pre-sessional courses for undergraduate students throughout the year.