Online pre-sessional courses

We are now offering online pre-sessional courses alongside our on-campus pre-sessionals.

Our full-time six week online summer pre-sessional is available to anyone studying an undergraduate, Masters or Postgraduate Research degree at the University of Leeds. Find out more about our six week online pre-sessional.

If you’re studying a Masters, you could study our part-time online pre-sessional starting in January. On this course, you can study at home alongside other commitments and prepare for your Masters at a pace that suits you. Find out more about our part-time online pre-sessional.  

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If you choose our online pre-sessionals  

  • You can study online from anywhere in the world.  
  • You’ll learn through live online classes and seminar discussions, as well as dedicated time with your tutor.  
  • If you need a visa to study your degree course, you’ll need to apply for a visa and arrive in the UK by the start of your degree.  
  • You will not be eligible for a combined CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies). If you haven’t already met the English language requirements of your postgraduate or undergraduate course, you’ll need to pass the pre-sessional course to meet the English language condition of your degree offer.   

Alternatively, you can choose to study on campus, and get to know the University before you begin your degree course. If you want to study a pre-sessional tailored to your level of study, you must do an on-campus pre-sessional. If you're studying a Masters, our summer pre-sessionals will be tailored to your subject area.

Find out more about our on-campus undergraduate pre-sessionals and postgraduate pre-sessionals.

Frequently asked questions

If I study the pre-sessional online can I study my degree online too? 

No, you’ll need to make travel arrangements to come to Leeds to attend your degree programme. Read about teaching and learning.  

If I study the pre-sessional online, when will I receive my degree programme CAS? 

Your CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) will be processed after successful completion of your pre-sessional course is confirmed. This will be after the end date of your pre-sessional course.

Which English language qualifications do you accept for the online pre-sessional? 

The Language Centre accepts the same English language certificates for entry to the online pre-sessional courses as those we accept for the on-campus pre-sessional courses.