“The most useful thing for me was to learn how to reference and how to avoid plagiarism, which I wouldn’t have known if I didn’t take the pre-sessional course.”
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
In Term 2 (January to March 2021) and Term 3 (March to June 2021) this course will be taught online in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. You'll be able to study your pre-sessional course from home, you won't be expected to study live online sessions at night and you won't need a visa.
We'll continue to review our courses for Term 4 (July to August 2021), with the possibility of on-campus teaching.
If you have applied for a pre-sessional English course, please read our pre-sessional English FAQs.
Fees, dates and deadlines
After you've checked the postgraduate pre-sessional English entry requirements, check the table for your year of entry to see what dates are available for the length of pre-sessional course you need to study.
2020-21 full-time pre-sessional courses (for degrees starting in September 2021)
|Term||Term start date||Term end date||Course length options||Fee per term||Application deadline (UK time)|
1 - courses taught online
|5 October 2020||11 December 2020||20/ 30/ 40 weeks||£3,930||Deadline passed|
|19 October 2020||11 December 2020||8 weeks||£3,144||Deadline passed|
|2 - courses taught online||4 January 2021||12 March 2021||10/ 20/ 30 weeks||£3,930||Deadline passed|
|3 - courses taught online||29 March 2021||4 June 2021||10/ 20 weeks||£3,930||1 February 2021, 5pm|
||5 July 2021||10 September 2021||10 weeks||£4,380||4 May 2021, 5pm|
|2 August 2021||10 September 2021||6 weeks||£2,628||4 June 2021, 5pm|
2021-22 full-time pre-sessional courses (for degrees starting in September 2022)
Our 2021-22 academic year is made up of two semesters (autumn and spring) plus the summer.
|Semester||Semester start date||Semester end date||Fee per semester||Application deadline (UK time)|
|Autumn||27 September 2021||21 January 2022||£5,725||tbc|
|Spring||24 January 2022||20 May 2022||£5,725||tbc|
|Summer 10 week course||4 July 2022||9 September 2022||£5,300||tbc|
|Summer 6 week course||1 August 2022||9 September 2022||£3,180||tbc|
Your pre-sessional course will include teaching and assessment time, as well as dates when the University will be closed, such as for Christmas, Easter and other public holidays.
Academic year structure
|Autumn semester||Spring semester||Summer|
|Teaching||Christmas break||Assessment||Teaching||Easter break||Teaching and assessment||Teaching and assessment|
What's included in the tuition fees for online teaching?
- high quality teaching delivered by University of Leeds language tutors
- dedicated time with your tutor each week
- all learning materials and software needed for the course
- access to online language learning resources through our Language Zone
- access to digital University library resources
- support to help you get the most out of studying online
- academic skills support services
- wellbeing and support services
If you'll be studying on campus, you'll also have access to all University facilities and services.
Find out about student support and social activities available, and additional costs you may incur as a student at the University of Leeds.