Academic Year Courses

Academic English for Undergraduate Studies pre-sessional

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Prepare for undergraduate studies or the International Foundation Year programme.

Are you planning to study undergraduate modules in semesters 1 or 2 or prepare for an undergraduate degree programme?

The programme will:

  • help you to improve your level of English to meet university requirements
  • develop your knowledge of academic English
  • improve your academic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills
  • provide you with an introduction to the University of Leeds and studies in the UK
  • prepare for IELTS, should you need to take this exam

You can study on the Academic English for Undergraduate Studies pre-sessional programme full-time, 21 hours per week, with entry points in October, January and April, with the possibility of continuing your studies in the summer period. Find out more about the summer course here.

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

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.

*In the case of students under the age of 18 who apply to study a pre-sessional Academic English for Undergraduate Studies course before joining the International Foundation Year, exceptions may be made on an individual basis.

Tuition fees and course dates

Please refer to the fees and dates document, available from the ‘Downloads’ section of this website.

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.

Download more information about this programme.

Pages in this document

  1. Introduction
  2. General English Programme
  3. Academic English for Undergraduate Studies pre-sessional
  4. Academic English for Postgraduate Studies pre-sessional
  5. Academic English for Business and Management pre-sessional
  6. The Times2 Programme