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
(Modules ABCD)

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IELTS 4.0
(Law applicants 4.5)
03 Oct 2016 - 08 Sep 2017
09 Jan 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
09 Oct 2017 - 14 Sep 2018
08 Jan 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
Closed
Closed
14 Aug 2017
06 Nov 2017
Oct 2017
Jan 2018
Oct 2018
Jan 2019

Presessional 30 weeks
(Modules BCD)

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IELTS 4.5
(Law applicants 5.0)

03 Oct 2016 - 16 June 2017
09 Jan 2017 - 08 Sep 2017
03 Apr 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
09 Oct 2017 - 15 Jun 2018
08 Jan 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
09 Apr 2018 - 14 Dec 2018

Closed
Closed
Closed
14 Aug 2017
06 Nov 2017
12 Feb 2018

Oct 2017
Oct 2017
Jan 2018
Oct 2018
Oct 2018
Jan 2019

Presessional 20 weeks
(Modules CD)

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IELTS 5.0
(Law applicants 5.5)

09 Jan 2017 - 16 June 2017
03 Apr 2017 - 08 Sep 2017
03 July 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
08 Jan 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
09 Apr 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
09 Jul 2018 - 14 Dec 2018

Closed
Closed
15 May 2017
06 Nov 2017
12 Feb 2018
14 May 2018

Oct 2017
Oct 2017
Jan 2018
Oct 2018
Oct 2018
Jan 2019

Presessional 10 weeks
(Module D)

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IELTS 5.5
(Law applicants 6.0)
03 Oct 2016 - 09 Dec 2016
03 Apr 2017 - 16 June 2017
03 July 2017 - 08 Sep 2017
09 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
09 Apr 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
09 Jul 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
Closed
Closed
15 May 2017
14 Aug 2017
12 Feb 2018
14 May 2018
Jan 2017
Oct 2017
Oct 2017
Jan 2018
Oct 2018
Oct 2018

Presessional 6 weeks
(Module E)

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IELTS 6.0
(Law applicants 6.5)
Postgraduates only

31 July 2017 - 08 Sep 2017
06 Aug 2018 - 14 Sep 2018

12 June 2017
11 Jun 2018

Oct 2017
Oct 2018

Study Skills 2 weeks

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Unconditional offer
from the University
of Leicester

11 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
17 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018

14 Aug 2017
12 Aug 2018

Oct 2017
Oct 2018

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 Pre-sessional brochure here.

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. Full details of refund policy.

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