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Pre-sessional English

Do I need Pre-Sessional English?

We teach in English. To join one of our courses, you’ll need to achieve the levels below or study a pre-sessional English course with us. The below entry requirements are IELTS. Please note that we also accept Pearson Test of English (Academic), IELTS Indicator, Cambridge Linguaskill, Duolingo and Password online tests and other equivalent qualifications such as WAEC, HKDSE and SPM.

 

Please note that between May and August 2020, all of our pre-sessional English programmes will be delivered online through the University of Plymouth's English Lnagiage Centre. 

 

Please email info@upic.plymouth.ac.uk for further information on alternative English language qualifications.

English Language Requirements

Foundation

5.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band.

First Year

6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band.

Pre-Masters

6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band.

If you meet the above entry criteria for your course then you do not need any pre-sessional English.

 

What length of Pre-Sessional English Course do I need?

 

Minimum entry (based on UKVI IELTS)

Course Length

Foundation Courses

First Year and Pre-Masters Courses

11 weeks

4.5 (min 4.5 in any band)

5.0 (min 4.5 in any band)

8 weeks

5.0 (min 4.5 in any band)

5.5 (min 5.0 in any band)

6 weeks

5.5 (0.5 short in no more than two bands)

6.0 (0.5 short in no more than two bands)

2 weeks

5.5 (min 5.0 in no more than one band)

6.0 (min 5.0 in no more than one band)

  

 

Online Pre-sessional English for UPIC courses starting in September 2020

Course Length

Start date

End date

Course fee

11 weeks

1 June 2020

14 August 2020

£3,950

8 weeks

22 June 2020

14 August 2020

£2,950

6 weeks

6 July 2020

14 August 2020

£2,250

2 weeks

3 August 2020

14 August 2020

£875

 

Pre-sessional English for UPIC courses starting in January 2021 (to be confirmed)

Course Length

Start date

End date

Course fee

2 semesters

18 May 2020

11 December 2020

£8,750

1 semester

14 September 2020

11 December 2020

£4,950

2 weeks

11 January 2021

22 January 2021

£875