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Pre-sessional English, Pre-Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 105 days
University rank #801 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
The Pre-sessional English programme offered at the University of Roehampton is ideal if you do not currently meet the academic English requirements of your target undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of Roehampton.
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The pre-sessional course will help you to:

  • develop your academic English so that you can cope better with university-level study
  • develop your study skills and understand what is expected of you as a student in the UK higher education system

What will I study?

  • Essays: using reading in your writing, organisation, critical and analytical skills
  • Academic vocabulary and grammar development
  • Seminars: presentation and discussion based on your reading
  • Lectures: understanding the argument, note-taking, taking an active role
  • Listening and reading: understanding key ideas in an academic context

Outside your course we organise trips to famous London attractions to help you get to know the city and spend some fun time together as a group.

The Pre-sessional English programme is offered at the University of Roehampton.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 105 days
    • Duration description

      5, 10 and 15 week options available

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course overview:

The example modules that you will study on your programme are detailed below, all of which are core.

  • Academic Reading, Writing and Language
  • Academic Speaking, Listening and Language
  • Project

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • The academic requirements of your target course apply.
  • The programme that you study will depend on your target course's entry requirement and your current IELTS level. Please refer to our course page to see which programme you will be eligible for.

Tuition Fee

  • 5 week option - £1,430
  • 10 week option - £2,840 
  • 15 week option - £4,290

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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