Full-time English Study

The Presessional Programme is for students who want to start an undergraduate or postgraduate course at university, but first need to improve their level of English.

20 January 2021 update:

The ELTU will be delivering all Term 3 modules, beginning on 12th April, in Online mode only.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ELTU plans to deliver presessional modules A, B, C, and D online only in Term 2 of 2020/21. These courses consist of online classes and tutorials and online guided independent study.

We are monitoring the situation and will return to the traditional 21 hours per week classroom based course when government and university guidelines allow us to implement this change.

 


Presessional Programme

Study general and academic English in the UK to prepare for university study


Online Presessional Programme

Study general and academic English online during the Covid-19 lockdown to prepare for university study

From IELTS 4.0 to IELTS 6.0 with minimum IELTS 4.0 in all skills.
(We accept other qualifications. Check our entry levels page.)

Entry levels

From IELTS 4.5 to IELTS 6.0
(We accept other qualifications. Check our entry levels page.)
Student Visa or Dependant Visa. Find out more about visas.

Visa

No visa required for online study (study at home)
6 - 40 weeks of study, depending on your entry level. Various start dates throughout the year, with university entry in September or January.

Duration

6 - 30 weeks of study depending on your entry level. Start dates in April, July and August 2021, with university entry in September 2021 or January 2022.

Students who successfully complete the presessional programme can start their undergraduate or postgraduate programme at the University of Leicester without having to take an IELTS test.

Outcome

Students who successfully complete the presessional programme can start their undergraduate or postgraduate programme at the University of Leicester without having to take an IELTS test.

Presessional Programme: Learn more and Apply


Online Presessional Programme: Learn more and Apply

Why study at Leicester?

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The English Language Teaching Unit is regularly inspected by the British Council, to ensure that our courses meet the high standards of the Accreditation UK scheme.

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