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.

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?

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.

Find out how to apply to postgraduate pre-sessional English.