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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 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: Wednesday 22nd June - Friday2nd September 2016

Cost: £3,500*

*Cost includes transport from Birmingham International airport (arrival day 22nd June), tuition, a mandatory two day induction (23rd and 24th June), accommodation at the University of Worcester and a social programme.

Entry requirements: Undergraduate: IELTS score of 5.0 overall with no less than 4.5 in any element

Postgraduate: IELTS score of 5.5 overall with no less than 5.0 in any element


6-week pre-sessional course

Overview

Dates:Wednesday 20thJuly - Friday2nd September 2016

Cost: £2,500*

*Cost includes transport from Birmingham International airport (arrival day 20th July), tuition, a mandatory two day induction (21st and 22nd July), accommodation at the University of Worcester and a social programme.

Entry requirements: Undergraduate: IELTS score of 5.5 overall with no less than 5.0 in any element

Postgraduate: IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any element


For more information about our pre-sessional courses please contact languagecentre@worc.ac.uk or +44 (0)1905 855241. To apply, please complete the application form and email it to admissions@worc.ac.uk.

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