Pre-sessionals

Preparation for Research Degrees

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The following pre-sessional courses are designed to prepare you for a PhD starting in 2018-19.

For further information about course dates and tuition fees please see the Fees and Dates document. For entry requirements please visit the Entry Requirements page.

You can apply for these courses and find out application deadlines on the How to Apply page

Courses When can I study this course?

Discipline-specific pre-sessionals for postgraduate studies

Prepare to study for postgraduate degrees. There are discipline-specific pathways for this option:    
  • Language for Marketing
  • Language for Economics and Finance
  • Language for Human Resource Management
  • Language for Business, Management and Enterprise
  • Language for Communication and Society
  • Language for Law and Society
  • Language for Arts and Humanities
  • Language for Education
  • Language for Science
  • Language for Engineering
Term 4 

10 weeks

6 weeks
(July - September 2018)

Academic English for Postgraduate Studies

Prepare to study for postgraduate degrees.
Term 1 (October - December 2017)
Term 2 (January - March 2018)
Term 3
(April - June 2018)
Term 4 (July - September 2018)
Academic English for Business and Management

Prepare to study for postgraduate degrees in Business, Management, Economics and related subjects. 
Term 2 (January - March 2018)
Term 3 
(April - June 2018)

A pre-sessional programme is designed to help international students develop their English and academic study skills in preparation for a UK university education.

  • Improve your level of academic English to meet University entry requirements
  • Learn about academic study conventions in the UK
  • Improve academic writing techniques
  • Develop research skills 
  • Enhance the study skills needed to help you be more successful at degree level
For information about course dates and tuition fees please see the Fees and Dates download. For entry requirements please visit the Entry Requirements page.

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    1. How can the Language Centre help you?
    2. General English
    3. Preparation for Undergraduate Studies
    4. Preparation for Masters Studies
    5. Preparation for Research Degrees