Pre-sessional courses

The pre-sessional courses are for international students who want to study at undergraduate level and have had an offer from a British university for 2015 but:

  • need to raise their IELTS or equivalent score
  • want to improve their level of General and Academic English
  • seek an introduction to Academic English and develop their study skills to succeed in UK Higher Education

Course content

  • Academic vocabulary extension
  • Academic reading skills and strategy 
  • Listening strategies for lectures and note-taking skills 
  • Grammar practice 
  • Guidance regarding the avoidance of plagiarism 
  • Skills in citing and referencing sources 
  • Presentations 
  • Seminar-style discussions 
  • Time management strategies 
  • Recognition and development of preferred learning styles 
  • Life in Britain today

 

10-week pre-sessional course

Overview

Dates: 24 June - 4 September 2015

Cost: £3,090*

*This includes transport to and from Birmingham airport, tuition, a mandatory two day induction, accommodation at the University of Worcester and a social programme.

Entry requirements:

IELTS score of 5.0 (with not less than 5.0 in writing)

 

6-week pre-sessional course

Overview

Dates: 22 July - 4 September 2015

Cost: £2,060*

*This includes transport to and from Birmingham airport, tuition, a mandatory two day induction, accommodation at the University of Worcester and a social programme.

Entry requirements:
IELTS score of 5.5 (with not less than 5.5 in writing)

 

For more information about our pre-sessional courses, including about how to apply, please contact languagecentre@worc.ac.uk or +44 (0)1905 855241

For general enquiries about studying at the University of Worcester as an international student, please contact international@worc.ac.uk or +44 (0)1905 542640