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10-Week Pre-Sessional
Undergraduate course

10-Week Pre-Sessional

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

Overview

Designed for students from Europe and outside the EU whose English level is IELTS 5.0 or above, this course is ideal if you need to improve your English language skills before starting your chosen degree. The course is accredited by the British Council and taught by highly qualified and experienced teachers.

As well as developing your academic English and study skills, you will learn how to use the wide range of resources available on campus and online to support your studies and learning.

Our course offers extensive practice of academic writing, reading, listening and note-taking as well as presentation and seminar skills. There is a strong focus on preparing for successful university study and understanding UK university culture, conventions and expectations. You will learn how to use the wide range of resources available on campus and online to support your studies and learning.

Learning will take place through seminars, small group and individual tutorials, as well as independent learning. You will also be given access to online self-study resources. You will have a personal tutor who you will meet regularly. The assessments include a mix of coursework and tests in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

If you already hold a conditional offer for a course at the University, successful completion will meet the English language requirement of the University for most courses.

We also offer an undergraduate foundation course, International Foundation Studies, for students who want to progress onto an undergraduate programme of study.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Length of Study: 10 weeks

Class time: Minimum of 15 hours of class time per week, plus personal tutorials, drop in tutorials and 15 hours per week of self-study. Your class timetable will be provided at induction. All classes take place from Monday to Friday.

Class size: Maximum 20 students.

Teaching Materials: The cost of teaching materials varies per module but will not exceed £20 for any one module. Many of the materials are available for loan free-of-charge from the University library.

Please note:The minimum age upon entry to this course is 17 and our English language courses are adult courses. The university does not act `in loco parentis' and cannot provide 24 hour supervision of our 17-year-olds. A signed Parental Consent form for Under 18s is required prior to enrolment.

RESEARCH EXCELLENCE FRAMEWORK 2014

Twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008.

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 are also an approved Cambridge Delta centre.

In the International Student Barometer Summer Wave 2015 our Virtual Learning Environment was ranked 1st in the world and our online library was ranked 1st in the UK and 2nd in the world*.

International Student Barometer, Summer Wave 2015. This is an independent survey of 69 institutions worldwide, of which 51 are in the UK.

Course Features

  • Professional accreditations
  • Expert careers service
  • 24/7 Library
  • University accommodation
  • TEF Silver Award

Entry Requirements

IELTS 5.0 overall with at least 5.0 in each skill for entry to courses which require IELTS 6.0 with no skill below 5.5.

or

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

or

IELTS 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each skill for entry to courses which require IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6.0.

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.

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 5.0 overall with at least 5.0 in each skill for entry to courses which require IELTS 6.0 with no skill below 5.5.

or

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

or

IELTS 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each skill for entry to courses which require IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6.0.

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.

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.

Modules & learning

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Academic Reading & Listening

Conducting a Literature Search & Writing a Literature Review

Synthesising Sources & Writing References & Bibliographies

Writing a Research Report Based on Primary Data

Giving Presentations

Independent Learning & Strategies for Language Development

Time Management & Group Work

Higher Education in the UK, Student Life & Culture

Career Planning & Awareness

Leeds Beckett University
Jane Nolan
Senior Lecturer
Working all over Europe before settling at Leeds Beckett in 2003, Jane has a wealth of experience in teaching and teacher development. Her travels have taken her from the British Council in Lisbon, to universities in Moscow, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Jane's own research focuses on the teaching and learning process and she's currently involved in research on approaches to teaching second language writing.
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.
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Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

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 fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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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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