You can improve your academic English level to the standard needed to study either a Masters or a research degree.

Teaching staff at the Language Centre contribute to academic research in language teaching. This research informs our course content, which means you’ll receive high quality teaching designed to help you get the most out of your studies.

Page updated May 2021 

Summer pre-sessional teaching (July–September 2021)

During summer 2021, if COVID-19 restrictions allow, we’ll use a blended teaching method.

This means that some of your study will be online with weekly live online classes and consultations. Independent study is an important element of these courses and you’ll have opportunities for face-to-face teaching or consultations on campus from August 2021. This will include at least one on-campus meeting a week with your tutors and other students.

If circumstances permit, throughout the summer there'll be opportunities to meet students on campus for social activities.

Please note that if COVID-19 restrictions change, any on-campus teaching, meetings or activities may be delivered online. 

If you’re not able to travel to the UK due to COVID-19 or travel restrictions in your country, you’ll be able to complete your pre-sessional course online.

10-week summer pre-sessional courses

If you’re studying a 10-week pre-sessional course, the first four weeks will be taught fully online.

For the final six weeks of your course (from 2 August 2021) if COVID-19 restrictions allow, we’ll use the blended teaching method described previously.

6-week summer pre-sessional courses

If you’re studying a 6-week pre-sessional course, if COVID-19 restrictions allow, we’ll use the blended teaching method described previously.

“I like the live sessions, because we can communicate with our teachers, and try to express our ideas in English”

Yiping, studying postgraduate pre-sessional English online

Read our current students’ experiences with studying online.