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Pre-Sessional English

Enhance your English language proficiency and academic skills on an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course for international applicants.

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      Overview

      Course Length: 6-11 Weeks Full-Time
      Start Dates: June 2022, July 2022, June 2023, July 2023, June 2024, July 2024
      Subjects: International Study
      Location: Edge Hill University

      Our Pre-Sessional English course is ideal if you are an international applicant and have an IELTS score half a band, or one band, lower (overall or in one or two elements) than the standard entry criteria for your target degree.

      Our six-week course, which starts in July each year, is suitable if you have an IELTS score half a band lower (overall or in one or two elements) while the 11-week course, which starts in June each year, is suitable if you have an IELTS score one band lower (overall or in one or two elements).

      Both the six and 11-week Pre-Sessional English courses will enhance your language and communication skills in English, provide you with the academic skills required for higher education study in the UK, build your confidence to feel ready for higher education study, and provide a full orientation to student life at Edge Hill University.

      The six-week course will run from Monday 25 July to Friday 2 September 2022. The 11-week course will run from Monday 20 June to Friday 2 September 2022.

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      In Depth

      What will I study?

      The course will help you to improve your academic skills and confidence in writing, reading, listening and speaking in English and prepare you for academic study in Higher Education in the UK.

      How will I study?

      The programme is delivered through a mixture of small group seminars, independent study, tutorials and lectures.

      How will I be assessed?

      Assessment will be through a combination of assignments, tests and coursework.

      Who will be teaching me?

      The Language Centre is accredited with the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK, as well as BALEAP, the global forum for English for Academic Purposes (EAP) professionals. It has also been recognised as a centre of excellence by EL Gazette, a key English language teaching industry publication.

      You will be taught by a team of tutors who understand the needs of international students and are committed to supporting you at all times, aiming to make your studies both stimulating and enjoyable.

      Facilities

      The Language Centre is located on the ground floor of the £6million Law and Psychology building. The three-storey building includes a 265-seat lecture theatre, seminar and tutorial rooms, and social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning.

      The facilities include a dedicated language laboratory with 16 computer stations, a reading corner and work space. The language laboratory is used for teaching and also as a self-study facility, enabling you to participate in language learning activities in 15 different languages.


      Entry Criteria

      English Language Requirements

      If you are an international student wishing to join an Edge Hill University course but have an IELTS score which is either half a band, or one band, lower than the required entry level, either overall or in one or two elements, this Pre-Sessional English course is ideal to enhance your writing, reading, listening and speaking skills in English.

      Career Prospects

      What are my career prospects?

      Successful completion of a Pre-Sessional English course will ensure that you are well placed to progress onto a suitable Edge Hill University degree.

      Finance

      Tuition Fees

      Tuition fees to join the six-week Pre-Sessional English courses are £1,995 for academic year 2021/22 and £2,000 for academic year 2022/23.

      Tuition fees for the 11-week course are still to be announced. You are advised to check this page regularly and once the position has been confirmed we will update this information.

      If you subsequently progress to a full-time undergraduate degree (BA/BEng/BSc/LLB), full-time integrated Masters degree (MComp/MEng/MSci), or full-time taught Masters, MBA or Masters by Research degree (MA/MSc/MBA/MRes) at Edge Hill University, a cost equivalent to the tuition fee for the six-week Pre-Sessional English course will be discounted from the tuition fee for Year 1 of the target award. This discount will apply if you successfully completed the six-week or 11-week course.

      Financial Support

      Financial support information for international students can be found at www.edgehill.ac.uk/international/fees.

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      How to Apply

      There is no direct application process for the Pre-Sessional English programme which can only be studied if you are progressing onto further study such as an undergraduate degree or postgraduate course.

      You should apply for your chosen course and send us your academic IELTS certificate as part of the application process. If you are offered a place but have an IELTS score of either 0.5 or 1.0 below the required level, either overall or in any individual element, you may be asked to complete either the 6-week or 11-week Pre-Sessional English course as part of your offer conditions.

      Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

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      Course Changes

      Expand All This tab outlines any material changes to course content, programme structure, assessment methods, entry criteria, and modes of study or delivery, implemented in the past two years. Future material changes will be added here as amends are made to course information.

      25th November 2020 - Language Centre Accreditation

      The Language Centre is accredited with the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK, as well as BALEAP, the global forum for English for Academic Purposes (EAP) professionals.

      Covid-19 - English Essential Information

      Teaching and Learning at Edge Hill University in 2020

      In this video Pro Vice-Chancellor, Lynda Brady, answers your questions and explains how teaching will work when you join us at Edge Hill University in September.


      Campus Facilities at Edge Hill University in 2020

      In this video Pro Vice-Chancellor, Lynda Brady, explains how we’re preparing the campus for your arrival in September and the facilities that will be available.


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