Masters applicants

If you'll be studying a taught postgraduate degree, our postgraduate summer pre-sessional course is tailored to your subject area, so you'll learn academic English that specifically prepares you for your degree. 

Course content in July and August is developed by teaching staff from the Language Centre and from your academic department. These courses can help if you don't meet the English language requirement for your degree, or if you want to gain a better understanding of academic language and literacy practices in your subject area before your degree starts. You can see the list of our tailored pre-sessional courses at the end of this page.

Research applicants

If you'll be studying a research degree, during the summer you'll have the opportunity to study with other postgraduate research students. If you apply to study for 10 weeks, the first four weeks of your course will be tailored to postgraduate study within the broader context of your research subject area and you'll study with other postgraduate students.

For the remaining six weeks, or if you apply for our six week pre-sessional course, you'll study with other students preparing for a research degree. You'll learn how to use academic English that specifically prepares you for research using material from your degree subject area.

Read more about our discipline-specific pre-sessional English courses, including entry requirements, start dates and how to apply below:

Pre-sessional English for your Masters course

Pre-sessional English for your research degree 

10 week courses:

6 week course: