The Pre-sessional English Language Course is for those wishing to progress to further academic study at Edge Hill University on either undergraduate or postgraduate courses (taught or research). We may also be able to accept students on the Pre-sessional course who are going on to other universities to complete their academic course if the Pre-sessional courses at these institutions are full. We will require agreement and acceptance from other universities if we admit students on this basis. All students must meet our entry requirements for the Pre-sessional course. Edge Hill offers the following Pre-sessional course:
- 6 week course
This course is the ideal programme of study for you if you need to improve your academic skills, focus on your target discipline area and raise your overall English language level.
If you have an IELTS score (overall or in any sub-skill) which is half a band lower than the required entry level for your degree, you can join the 6 week course in summer 2021.
The aims of the Pre-sessional course are:
- to familiarize you with the expectations of academic study in higher education in the UK;
- to improve your academic skills in writing, reading, listening and speaking;
- to provide a full orientation to the learning facilities at Edge Hill;
- to familiarize you with life on campus;
- to increase your confidence for entry on to your academic course;
- to increase your overall communicative confidence in English
Assessment will be through a combination of assignments, tests and coursework.
Successful completion of a Pre-sessional course allows you to progress on to your chosen degree at Edge Hill or another university (if prior agreement is in place).
For more information about the Pre-sessional course, click on the Course Description.
Students also have the option of participating in trips arranged by the International Office. The International Office arranges visits to places of interest such as:
- Tour of Ormskirk
- Tour of Liverpool
- The city of York
- The Lake District
Course Duration and Dates
To start your further academic programme in September 2021, you would complete our 6 week course online in the summer of 2021:
26 Jul – 3 Sep 2021
Please note that teaching will not take place on the following date as this is a public holiday:
Monday 30th August 2021
Mode of Delivery
Our summer 2021 Pre-sessional course will be delivered online. Please note all sessions will be delivered in accordance to British Summer Time (BST). If you have any questions regarding the delivery of this course please email the Language Centre.
6 – 16 (maximum) students
Please see the Course Fees section for the weekly tuition fee. This fee is for tuition only. Please note that if you progress to a main course at Edge Hill University, all your tuition fees for the Pre-sessional course will be refunded by being deducted from your main course fees. Accommodation is available on request. Please contact the International Office on International for more information.
To join the Pre-sessional you will need to have an IELTS score which is half a band lower than your stated English language entry requirements for your main course (overall or in one or two elements).
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. Please contact International Admissions
Please note that all applicants must be over the age of 18 years.
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