Pre-Sessional English

  • International Students Can Apply


Course Length:6 Weeks Full-Time
Start Dates:July 2019
Department:Language Centre
Location:Edge Hill University
  • Develop your writing, reading, listening and speaking skills in English;
  • Improve your academic skills and focus on your target discipline area;
  • Prepare for Higher Education study in the UK.

This 6-week programme is ideal if you are an international student and have an IELTS score half a band lower (overall or in one or two elements) than the standard entry criteria for your target degree programme.

The Pre-Sessional English course will enhance your communication skills in English, familiarise you with academic study in the UK, build your confidence and provide a full orientation to student life at Edge Hill University.

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Course 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?

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.

A Great Study Environment

Based in 160 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, Edge Hill University is a unique and inspirational place to study. Industry standard resources and cutting edge technology combine to make an interactive and highly advanced teaching and learning environment.

Everything you could want is on one site with 60 acres of sport and leisure facilities, more than 2,200 rooms in halls of residence, and fantastic modern spaces in which you can study and socialise. There is also a University library, providing you with access to thousands of books, journals, online resources and extensive PC and media provision.

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 half a 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.


Tuition Fees

Tuition fees to join this Pre-Sessional English course in academic year 2018/19 are £1,920.

Financial Support

Financial support information for international students can be found at


How to Apply

Apply directly to Edge Hill University.

Download the international undergraduate application form (doc) and notes for guidance (doc).

For more information about the application process, visit the International Office website.

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

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If you have any questions about this programme or what it’s like to study at Edge Hill University, please contact:

Course Changes

Expand All This page 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.

16th October 2018 - Change to Course Length

The programme length has been changed from eight weeks to six weeks. Tuition fees have been revised to £1,920 in light of this change.

18th December 2017 - Change to IELTS Requirements

This 8-week programme is ideal if you have an IELTS score half a band lower (overall or in one or two elements) than the standard entry criteria for your target programme.

International Foundation Programme students can join Pre-sessional English with an overall score half a band lower than the stated requirement of 5.0, with no element below 4.0.

13th July 2017 - Change to Course Length

The 6-week and 12-week programmes have been replaced with a single 8-week programme.