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20-week Pre-sessional

Pre-Sessional Course - 20 Weeks

Pre-Sessional Course - 20 Weeks

20-week Pre-sessional

This is a university preparation course for international students at undergraduate or postgraduate level.
International Scholarships available

Overview

This 20-week course is ideal if you need to improve your English language by the equivalent of IELTS 1.5 before starting your chosen degree. It is designed for international and EU students who already hold a conditional offer for an undergraduate or postgraduate course.

Accredited by the British Council, this course will develop your general language skills. It will start by introducing you to reading, writing, listening and speaking in an academic context. It will then offer you extensive practice in academic reading, writing and listening and will develop your presentation and seminar skills. With its focus on preparing you for successful university study in the UK, you will better understand UK university culture, customs and expectations upon completion.

Learning will take place in seminars with a maximum of 20 people in a class. You will have 20 classes per week, each class lasting 50 minutes. Classes will be at any time between 09:00 and 18:00 from Monday to Friday. Please note, there will be no classes on national holidays (Monday 6 May, Monday 27 May and Monday 26 August 2019. For the 2019-20 academic year, there will be no classes on Friday 8 May, Monday 25 May and Monday 31 August 2020). You will also have one-to-one tutorials with your personal tutor and you will have access to lots of self-study resources stored in our online library. Your assessments will include a mix of coursework, which tests your reading, writing, speaking and listening; there will be no end-of-course examination. 

Please note that our English language courses are adult courses. The minimum age of entry is 17. The university does not act 'in loco parentis' and cannot provide 24-hour supervision of 17 year-olds. A signed parental consent form for students under the age of 18 is required prior to enrolment. 

Successful completion of the course will enable you to progress to your chosen undergraduate or postgraduate programme.

For students who need to improve their English by the equivalent of IELTS 1.0, we offer a 10-week version of this course.

For students who need to improve their English language by the equivalent of IELTS 0.5, we offer a 5-week version of this course.

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This course will increase your communication, presentation, time management, problem solving, organisational and planning skills. Your intercultural awareness and self-confidence will benefit and you will be able to show greater initiative in all that you do. All of these skills will prepare you for both your next programme of study and when you are looking for work after you graduate.

The English modules on this course are accredited by the British Council and are taught by highly qualified and experienced teachers.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

Visit our Distance Learning Website

Course Features

  • 24/7 Library
  • TEF Silver Award
  • Expert careers service

Entry Requirements

IELTS 4.5 overall with at least 4.5 in each skill for entry to courses which require IELTS 6.0 with no skill below 5.5.

or

IELTS 5.0 overall with at least 4.5 in each skill for entry to courses which require IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 5.5.

or

IELTS 5.0 overall with at least 5.0 in each skill for entry to courses which require IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6.0.

Please note, we can accept one skill at 0.5 below the requirement, except in writing.

If you require a Tier 4 (General) Student visa for study on this course you must take the 'IELTS for UKVI Academic' test from a UKVI-approved test centre. For more information and to register for the test on the IELTS website please click here.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

IELTS 4.5 overall with at least 4.5 in each skill for entry to courses which require IELTS 6.0 with no skill below 5.5.

or

IELTS 5.0 overall with at least 4.5 in each skill for entry to courses which require IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 5.5.

or

IELTS 5.0 overall with at least 5.0 in each skill for entry to courses which require IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6.0.

Please note, we can accept one skill at 0.5 below the requirement, except in writing.

If you require a Tier 4 (General) Student visa for study on this course you must take the 'IELTS for UKVI Academic' test from a UKVI-approved test centre. For more information and to register for the test on the IELTS website please click here.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.
More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Yoko Murata

Careers

Yoko Murata
General Manager and English language teacher From Zero International Language School

MA English Language Teaching

“I chose my course to improve my English and gain a masters qualification so I could teach English back home in Japan. My lecturers were really supportive and really helped me improve my confidence. There was a great community feel with fellow classmates and we encouraged each other to do our best work.

Teaching and learning

Conducting a Literature Search & Writing a Literature Review

Synthesising Sources & Writing References & Bibliographies

Giving Presentations

Independent Learning & Strategies for Language Development

Time Management & Group Work

Higher Education in the UK, Student Life & Culture

Career Planning & Awareness

Language Development

Academic Writing & Speaking

Academic Reading & Listening

Conducting a Literature Search & Writing a Literature Review

Synthesising Sources & Writing References & Bibliographies

Giving Presentations

Independent Learning & Strategies for Language Development

Time Management & Group Work

Higher Education in the UK, Student Life & Culture

Language Development

Academic Speaking & Listening

Academic Reading & Writing

Suzanne Corazzi
Suzanne Corazzi
Senior Lecturer
Suzanne has taught English for more than 25 years and has considerable experience in teaching English for Academic Purposes. She is currently studying for a PhD in the area of intercultural understanding.
Studying in the UK is different to university study in many other countries. On this course, our students improve their academic English and become fully aware of the expectations of university study here, so that they are prepared for success on their degree or masters.

Fees & funding

Fees information is not available for this selection of attendance, location and start date. Please re-select.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £4410. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies.

Additional costs

In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific optional costs

  • Teaching Materials
    (You will be using two books on the course. The books are: Unlock 3 Listening and Speaking student's book - £35.99 - and Unlock 3 Reading and Writing student's book (£34.99). The books are available for loan free-of-charge from the university Library. If you would like to buy one or both books, you will be given information about where you can buy the books when you start the course.)

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the library stocks books from your module reading list but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets).

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £4410. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £4600. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies.

Additional costs

In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific optional costs

  • Teaching Materials
    (You will be using two books on the course. The books are: Unlock 3 Listening and Speaking student's book - £35.99 - and Unlock 3 Reading and Writing student's book (£34.99). The books are available for loan free-of-charge from the university Library. If you would like to buy one or both books, you will be given information about where you can buy the books when you start the course.)

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the library stocks books from your module reading list but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets).

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £4600. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

Facilities

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

  • Library and online resources
    Library and online resources

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Gym and sports facilities
    Gym and sports facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett. Our excellent sports facilities and fitness classes are open to everyone to help you keep fit and have fun.

Location

Headingley Campus

Headingley Campus

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
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