Postgraduate research pre-sessional English  Studying pre-sessional English at Leeds

Study a pre-sessional course to improve your English language level and prepare for your research degree. 

Benefits of studying pre-sessional English 

There are many benefits of studying pre-sessional English for postgraduate research, such as:    

  • Experience and adapt to academic study in the UK ahead of your PhD.
  • Improve your English language level, to meet the entry requirements for your research degree, if needed. 
  • Develop your academic English skills (including reading, writing, listening and speaking) at postgraduate level.  
  • Become familiar with the University facilities such as libraries, study spaces and learning platforms.  
  • Settle into Leeds and campus life before your degree begins.  
  • Meet other postgraduate researchers and build a community of peers. 

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Find the right pre-sessional course for you 

We offer courses for postgraduate researchers during the academic year and over the summer.  

Academic year courses

If you want to study a pre-sessional course starting in September/October or January, or you may need to study pre-sessional English for longer than 10 weeks. 

Summer courses

If you want to study a 10 or 6 week pre-sessional course during June to September.