Our Language Centre offer 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.

The programmes are taught by our language centre and our schools so your English language learning can be built around your subject area. This means that you will develop your language ability in the context 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.

If you meet the English language conditions for the pre-sessional, you may be eligible for a combined offer for the pre-sessional and Masters programme. If you require a Tier 4 visa, this combined offer means we can issue one Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) for both programmes, and you can apply for one visa covering both programmes.

You will need to meet your academic conditions for the Masters programme before you can be issued an unconditional combined offer.

Summer 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

For undergraduate and research programmes

We also offer the following pre-sessional courses: