“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.”
Coronavirus (covid-19) update
|Summer 2020 online delivery
Our six- and 10-week summer 2020 pre-sessional courses will be taught online in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.
You'll be able to study your pre-sessional course from home, you won't be expected to study live online sessions at night and you won't need a visa. Read more about summer 2020 courses and entry requirements.
If you have applied for a pre-sessional English course, please read our pre-sessional FAQs.
For all other updates and information, visit our coronavirus website.
Fees, dates and deadlines
After you've checked the entry requirements, check below to see what dates are available for the length of pre-sessional course you need to study.
2019/20 full-time pre-sessional courses (for degrees starting in September 2020)
||Term start date
||Term end date
||Course length options
||Fee per term
||Application deadline (UK time)|
||7 October 2019||13 December 2019||10/ 20/ 30/ 40 weeks
||6 January 2020||13 March 2020||10/ 20/ 30 weeks
||30 March 2020||12 June 2020||11/ 21 weeks*
|4 - courses taught online
||6 July 2020||11 September 2020||10 weeks||£4,250||Deadline passed|
|3 August 2020||11 September 2020||6 weeks||£2,550||29 May 2020, 5pm|
2020/21 full-time pre-sessional courses (for degrees starting in September 2021)
|Term||Term start date||Term end date||Course length options||Fee per term||Application deadline (UK time)|
|1||5 October 2020||11 December 2020||10/ 20/ 30/ 40 weeks||£3,930||14 August 2020, 5pm|
|2||5 January 2021||12 March 2021||10/ 20/ 30 weeks||£3,930||13 November 2020, 5pm|
|3||29 March 2021||4 June 2021||10/ 20 weeks||£3,930||1 February 2021, 5pm|
|Term 4 dates to be confirmed|
See University closure dates. *In 2019/20, term three runs for 11 weeks due to public holidays and University closure dates. The tuition fee for this term will be equivalent to a
What is included in the tuition fees?
- all learning materials needed for the course
- email and internet access
- access to all university facilities and services
- any course trips organised by your course leader (other social trips may incur a cost)
If you'll be studying online, read more about what's included in our FAQs.