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Pre-sessional Standard

Students who meet or exceed the minimum English requirements and hold an unconditional offer for their chosen degree can benefit from the English language and study skills learnt on the Pre-sessional Standard course.

Pre-sessional Standard

Fee £1,110
Duration 7 weeks
When 16 July - 6 September
Application Closing Date 24 May 2019

Entry Requirements

To join Pre-sessional standard you must have either:

  1. An unconditional offer from Ulster
  2. A conditional offer from Ulster University with an overall IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent with no more than one skill below this (minimum 5.0)

Important Information

If you require a Tier 4 visa you must take an IELTS for UKVI (academic) test at an approved  UKVI IELTS centre only (UK Visa application guide )

Assessment

You will be assessed by both coursework and final examinations. At the end of your studies, a report is sent to your Course Director.

Timetable

A typical weekly timetable looks like this:

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:15 - 2:30

Reading & Writing

Reading & Writing

Reading & Writing

Reading & Writing

Listening & Speaking

12:30-4:15

LUNCH

2:15 - 3:45

Listening & Speaking

Listening & Speaking

Guest Lecture

Seminar Skills

Academic Language Awareness/ Exam Practice

Independent Study

Induction & Orientation Programme

  • Tuesday 16 July and Wednesday 17 July

    Date

    Activity

    Venue

    Tuesday 16th July

    Wednesday 17th July

    Students arrive on campus throughout the day and move into their accommodation.

    Staff at Belfast international and Belfast City airports

    18.00-20.00The Chaplaincy invites you to join them for a meal to welcome International students to Ulster5F01
  • Thursday 18 July

    Thursday 18th July

    Information Sessions

    Location

    9.15

    Welcome Breakfast

    U-Eat Mall Cafe

    10.00

    Welcome to Ulster

    (Paul Morgan) & Teaching Fellows

    Welcome from International Department Staff

    9F09

    10.30

    BRP collection - Compliance Team

    Library

    11.00

    Fees and Deposits - Finance Team

    Documents Check - Admissions Team

    Registration & Enrolment - Registry Tea

    Library

    Library

    Library

    12.30

    LUNCH  
     GROUP 1 
    14.00

    Tier 4 Visa Janine Smyth

    9F06
    14.30

    Learn About Your Accommodation Glenda Campbell

    9F06
    15.00

    Library Induction  Gerard McFall

    Library
    18.00Essential ShoppingTurning Circle
     GROUP 2 
    14.00

    Library Induction  Gerard McFall

    Library
    15.00

    Tier 4 Visa Janine Smyth

    9F06
    15.30

    Learn About Your Accommodation Glenda Campbell

    9F06
    18.00Essential ShoppingTurning Circle
  • Friday 19 July

    Friday 19th July

    Information Session

    Location

    08.45

    CELT Placement Test Complete  CELT Registration Form

    9F06
    10.30

    Campus Tour (SA's and RA's)

    9F06 
    11.30

    Student Support Darren Quinn (PS+ & PSS)

    9F06
    12.30 -18.30

    Train to Belfast - Lunch in Belfast, Tour of the City Hall, free time to explore Belfast

    Turning Circle
  • Monday 22 July

    Monday 22 July

    Teaching Begins

    Location

    9.00 - 9.15

    Class Assembly

    CELT

    9F06

    9.15 - 4.00pm

    Pre sessional English Class

    CELT

  • Wednesday 24 July & Thursday 25July

    Wednesday 24th & Thursday 25th July

    Information Sessions

    Location

    10.00 – 16.00

    Police Registration PSNI

    2F06

     Bring passport photograph, your BRP and passport plus a photocopy of your BRP and passport.
  • Saturday 27 July

    Saturday 27th July

    Social Activity

    Location

    09.00 - 18.00

    North Coast Trip

    Giants Causeway, Dark Hedges, Lunch in Portrush

    (PS+ & PSS)

    Bus Turning Circle

  • Tuesday 30 July

    Tuesday 30th July

    Social Activity

    Location

    17.00 - 19.00

    Ceilidh

    (PS+ & PSS) Student Experience

    Assembly Hall

  • Friday 2 August

    Friday 2nd August

    Doctors Registration

    Location

    12.30 -14.30

    Bring completed form and your BRP and passport

    2F06

  • Wednesday 7 August

    Wednesday 7th August

    Class Activity

    Compulsory

    Location

    9.30 - 13.00

    Stormont Trip

    (PS+ & PSS) CELT

    Bus Turning Circle