Presessional Programme

Students who successfully complete the Presessional Programme meet the English language entry requirements for University of Leicester degree programmes.
  • Presessional CoursesEntry requirements shown below are IELTS - you must have minimum IELTS 4.0 in all skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing). If you have a different qualification, check our entry levels page.
  • Requires Tier 4 visa, Dependent Visa, or EU passport.
  • The minimum age for enrolment on all programmes is 18.
  • 21 hours per week full-time intensive study.
  • Maximum 16 students in a class.
  • Course fees should be paid in full before the start of the course: information about fees payment and refunds

Choose your programme below, depending on your level of English. If you live outside the European Union (EU), you must apply before the date shown, or your visa will not arrive in time.

For general enquiries about the Presessional Programme, email: pspadmissions@le.ac.uk

Choose your
programme
Entry requirement
Start - end dates                   

Apply before
(outside EU)
Enter university

Presessional 40 weeks
(Courses ABCD)

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IELTS 4.0
(Law applicants 4.5)

7 Oct 2013 - 12 Sept 2014
6 Jan 2014 - 12 Dec 2014
6 Oct 2014 - 11 Sept 2015
12 Jan 2015 - 11 Dec 2015

Closed
Closed
Closed
10 Nov 2014

Oct 2014
Jan 2015
Oct 2015
Jan 2016

Presessional 30 weeks
(Courses BCD)

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IELTS 4.5
(Law applicants 5.0)
7 Oct 2013 - 12 June 2014
6 Jan 2014 - 12 Sept 2014
31 March 2014 - 12 Dec 2014
6 Oct 2014 - 17 June 2015
12 Jan 2015 - 11 Sept 2015
9 April 2015 - 11 Dec 2015
Closed
Closed
Closed
Closed
10 Nov 2014
16 Feb 2015
Oct 2014
Oct 2014
Jan 2015
Oct 2015
Oct 2015
Jan 2016

Presessional 20 weeks
(Courses CD)

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IELTS 5.0
(Law applicants 5.5)

8 July 2013 - 13 Dec 2013
6 Jan 2014 - 12 June 2014
31 March 2014 - 12 Sept 2014
7 July 2014 - 12 Dec 2014
12 Jan 2015 - 17 June 2015
9 April 2015 - 11 Sept 2015
6 July 2015 - 11 Dec 2015

Closed
Closed
Closed
Closed
10 Nov 2014
16 Feb 2015
18 May 2015
Jan 2014
Oct 2014
Oct 2014
Jan 2015
Oct 2015
Oct 2015
Jan 2016

Presessional 10 weeks
(Course D)

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IELTS 5.5
(Law applicants 6.0)
7 Oct 2013 - 13 Dec 2013
31 March 2014 - 12 June 2014
7 July 2014 - 12 Sept 2014
6 Oct 2014 - 12 Dec 2014
9 April 2015 - 17 June 2015
6 July 2015 - 11 Sept 2015
5 Oct 2015 - 11 Dec 2015
Closed
Closed
Closed
Closed
16 Feb 2015
18 May 2015
17 Aug 2015
Jan 2014
Oct 2014
Oct 2014
Jan 2015
Oct 2015
Oct 2015
Jan 2016

Presessional 6 weeks
(Course E)

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IELTS 6.0
(Law applicants 6.5)
Postgraduates only
5 Aug 2013 - 13 Sept 2013
4 Aug 2014 - 12 Sept 2014
3 Aug 2015 - 11 Sept 2015
Closed
Closed
15 June 2015
Oct 2013
Oct 2014
Oct 2015

Study Skills 2 weeks

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Unconditional offer
from the University
of Leicester
15 Sept - 26 Sept 2014
14 Sept - 25 Sept 2015
Closed
10 Aug 2015
Oct 2014
Oct 2015

Take your entry test in Leicester:
If you are already in the UK, we offer a test here in Leicester for entry onto some courses. Contact us for details.

Download the ELTU Presessional brochure
Presessional brochure

Fees Payment

Course fees should be paid in full before the start of the course. Payment can be made by any of the following methods:

  • Online by Credit or Debit Card (MasterCard, Visa, Maestro and Delta)
  • Electronic Bank Transfer
  • Cheque / Banker's Draft

Full details are available on the Finance Office web pages.

Refunds

If you pay your tuition fees in advance and do not start the course, you are entitled to a full refund. If you start your course and then decide to leave before completing it, you will be entitled to a partial refund. Deposits will be refunded in the event of visa refusal only. Full details of refund policy.

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