Pre-Sessional English Language


Pre-sessional courses

You can meet the English language entry requirements for most of our degree courses by successfully completing one of our Summer Pre-sessional courses.  You must have already received an offer to study.

Our Pre-sessional courses will help you to:

  • progress to your chosen course at Ulster University
  • prepare academically
  • improve your English language level
  • make the transition to the UK education system

Which course is suitable for me?

There are three Pre-sessional English language courses available. The length of the course you will need to study depends on your current level of English and the entry requirements of your chosen degree.

Degree entry requirement is *UKVI IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band score less than 5.5)

Pre-sessional courseYour current overall *UKVI IELTS score or equivalentCourse dates (2020)Tuition feeApplication closing date (2020)
19 weeks4.5 (Only 1 band score acceptable at 4.0)22 April - 4 Sept£3,8006 March
12 weeks5.0 (Only 1 band score acceptable at 4.5)11 June - 4 Sept£2,40024 April
7 weeks5.5 (Only 1 band score acceptable at 5.0)15 July - 4 Sept£1,14029 May

*If you require a TIER 4 visa, please ensure you have taken an IELTS for UKVI (Academic) test at an approved UKVI IELTS centre.


How to apply

You should already have an offer for a degree course at Ulster University.  When you have received your offer apply online below.

Apply now

To find out more information about our Pre-sessional courses have a look at our brochure


Timetable

This is a typical weekly timetable of your study.

Monday & Tuesday

TimeActivity
9:15 - 12:15 Reading & writing
12:15 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 15:30 Listening & Speaking
After 15:30 Independent Study

Wednesday

TimeActivity
9:15 - 12:15 Reading & writing
12:15 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 15:30 Guest Lecture
After 15:30 Independent Study

Thursday

TimeActivity
9:15 - 12:15 Reading & writing
12:15 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 15:30 Seminar Skills
After 15:30 Independent Study

Friday

TimeActivity
9:15 - 12:15 Listening & Speaking
12:15 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 15:30 Academic Language Awareness/ Exam Practice
After 15:30 Independent Study

Note: timetable may be subject to change.