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)
09 Jan 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
09 Oct 2017 - 14 Sep 2018
08 Jan 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
Closed
Closed
06 Nov 2017
Jan 2018
Oct 2018
Jan 2019

Presessional 30 weeks
(Modules BCD)

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IELTS 4.5
(Law applicants 5.0)

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
06 Nov 2017
12 Feb 2018

Jan 2018
Oct 2018
Oct 2018
Jan 2019

Presessional 20 weeks
(Modules CD)

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IELTS 5.0
(Law applicants 5.5)

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
06 Nov 2017
12 Feb 2018
14 May 2018

Jan 2018
Oct 2018
Oct 2018
Jan 2019

Presessional 10 weeks
(Module D)

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IELTS 5.5
(Law applicants 6.0)
09 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
09 Apr 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
09 Jul 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
Closed
12 Feb 2018
14 May 2018
Jan 2018
Oct 2018
Oct 2018

Presessional 6 weeks
(Module E)

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IELTS 6.0
(Law applicants 6.5)
Postgraduates only

06 Aug 2018 - 14 Sep 2018

11 Jun 2018

Oct 2018

Study Skills 2 weeks

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Unconditional offer
from the University
of Leicester

17 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018

12 Aug 2018

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

Pre-sessional students are required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure their place on the Pre-Sessional English Language course as set out in the relevant programme specification. If a student withdraws within 14 days of date the University received the non-refundable deposit to secure their place on the Pre-Sessional English Language the deposit paid will be returned in full. Otherwise it will not be refundable. Please click here for full details of the refund policy.

If you start your course and then decide to leave before completing it, you may be entitled to a full or partial refund depending on the date of your withdrawal:

  • If a student withdraws within 14 days of the course start date the fee liability is Nil (there will be a full refund);
  • The fee liability is determined by the course tuition fee based on the number of weeks in attendance as a proportion of the number of weeks specified in the normal period of registration as set out in the relevant programme specification;

A partially completed week is treated as a full week for the fee liability calculation.

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