“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.”
Summer pre-sessional teaching (JulySeptember 2021)
During summer 2021, if COVID-19 restrictions allow, well 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 youll 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 youre not able to travel to the UK due to COVID-19 or travel restrictions in your country, youll be able to complete your pre-sessional course online.
10-week summer pre-sessional courses
If youre 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, well use the blended teaching method described previously.
6-week summer pre-sessional courses
If youre studying a 6-week pre-sessional course, if COVID-19 restrictions allow, well use the blended teaching method described previously.
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)
Fees and dates for postgraduate pre-sessional courses in 2020/21
|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||6 June 2021, 5pm|
|2 August 2021||10 September 2021||6 weeks||£2,628||6 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.