English Language Support: Pre-sessional & In-sessional

Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT)

CELT offers both in-sessional and pre-sessional English language support to international students and researchers for whom English is an additional language.

Accepted English Language Qualifications & Tests

For more information on our CELT courses, please contact celt@ulster.ac.uk

PRE-SESSIONAL COURSES

CELT offers two pre-sessional English courses:

  • Pre-sessional PLUS
  • Pre-sessional Standard

These courses are designed for students who require further English language support before starting their academic courses at Ulster University. They offer you the opportunity to improve your academic English, meet your peers and adapt to life at Ulster University.

Download our pre sessional brochure here.

Course

Minimum IELTS entry requirements

Start date

End date

Application deadline

Tuition Fees

Pre-sessional PLUS

5.0 with only one band score acceptable below this (minimum 4.5)

14 June 2018

7 Sept 2018

27 April 2018

£2260

Pre-sessional Standard

5.5 with only one band score acceptable below this (minimum 5.0)

18 July 2018

7 Sept 2018

25 May 2018

£1070

Please note that your IELTS certificate must have been issued by a UKVI approved IELTS centre only (UK Visa application guide)


Pre-sessional PLUS (11 weeks)

Provisional dates: 14 June 2018 - 7 September 2018 (arrival date 14 June 2018)

Pre-sessional PLUS helps you develop your essential skills in English for academic purposes.

Entry Requirements

To join pre-sessional PLUS you must have either:

  1. An unconditional offer from Ulster
  2. A conditional offer from Ulster University with an overall IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent with no more than one skill below this (minimum 4.5)

Please note that your IELTS certificate must have been issued by a UKVI approved IELTS centre only (UK Visa application guide)

How to Apply

If you wish to apply, please contact internationaladmissions@ulster.ac.uk

Cost of Programme

The cost of the 11 week programme is £2260.


Pre-sessional Standard (7 weeks)

Provisional dates: 18 July 2018 - 7 September 2018 (arrival dates 18th July 2018)

Pre-sessional Standard helps you consolidate and improve your skills in English for academic purposes.

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)

Please note that your IELTS certificate must have been issued by a UKVI approved IELTS centre only. (UK Visa application guide)

How to apply

If you wish to apply, please contact internationaladmissions@ulster.ac.uk

Cost of Programme

The cost of the 7 week programme is £1070


Key Dates:

CourseApplication Closing Date
Pre-Sessional PLUS (11 weeks)27 April 2018
Pre-Sessional Standard (7 weeks)25 May 2018

IN-SESSIONAL COURSES

We offer a wide range of credit-bearing modules across all four campuses during semesters one and two. You can choose to focus on your academic or everyday English skills, or both. There are no fees to registered students for CELT in-sessional support. Individual academic consultations are also available at no cost.

For more information on in-sessional modules see our brochure.


Equivalent English Language Qualifications / Tests

Find out what our English Language requirements are for our programmes. We accept a wide range of English Language qualifications.