Study Skills 2 weeks (Unconditional offer)

Intensive academic language and study skills for students with an unconditional offer from the University of Leicester.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this course will no longer take place in the summer of 2020. For any questions, please contact


Course information
Entry level: Unconditional offer from the University of Leicester
Visa requirement:
No extra visa is required for the Study Skills Course
Classes: 21 hours per week
Fee: £500
Please note:

This course will not be running in Summer 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ELTU has taken the decision to teach presessional modules in the summer term online only.

The ELTU will make a decision about the delivery of presessional courses in term one of 2020/21 at a later date, in line with university policy and government advice.

Course overview

Study SkillsOur Study Skills Course gives international students a head start in their studies, by preparing them in all areas of written work that their are expected to complete during their degree. You will learn how to write an academic essay on your field of study and will receive feedback not only on your language, but also your development of UK academic cultural competencies.

Course aims

The Study Skills Course helps students to:

  • prepare for the type of written work that they will be expected to complete during their degree.
  • improve their subject-specialist language and study skills in preparation for academic courses at the University of Leicester.
  • understand academic cultural differences between the UK and their home country
  • become familiar with the University of Leicester’s teaching methodologies, facilities and resources.

Course content

The syllabus of the Study Skills Course is based around a written project in your specialist subject area. You will go through the creative process of planning, researching and writing step by step, and explore the academic skills of reading, listening and discussion along the way.

The teaching methods that you will experience on the Study Skills Course include seminars, lectures, one-to-one tutorials, group work and independent study. You will learn with students from other countries and with tutors who have a variety of teaching styles. This will not only help you prepare for the University of Leicester learning environment, but you will also make new friends and study buddies.

There is also a social trip to Oxford at the end of the course.

Can I apply for the Study Skills Course?

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this course will no longer take place in the summer of 2020. For any questions, please contact

  • You must have an unconditional offer to study an academic course at the University of Leicester.
  • If you hold more than one unconditional offer, you must choose your academic course BEFORE applying for Study Skills.

Please note that there is a limited number of places available on this course; you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

To apply please click here:

What happens after I finish the Study Skills Course?

After you finish the Study Skills Course, you will begin your main academic programme at the University of Leicester.

After you start your undergraduate degree, Master's degree or PhD, you can continue to receive help from the English Language Teaching Unit. The ELTU provides a range of support classes and tutorials for international students studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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Integrated offers

The University now offers an option to study for a postgraduate masters programme with integrated pre-sessional English language. This combines the 6 week pre-sessional programme delivered by the University’s English Language Teaching Unit with the main programme of study.

Please find more details here: Integrated masters and English language programme