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Language for Education, Pre-Sessional Programme

University of Leeds, the United Kingdom

University of Leeds

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
Pre-Sessional ProgrammeFull-time6 weeksAugustGBP 2100 per totalGBP 2100 per total

About Language for Education, Pre-Sessional Programme - at University of Leeds

If English is not your first language, this pre-sessional programme will aim to train you to perform effectively in the academic environment of the University of Leeds.

You'll develop the language skills, knowledge and understanding required for postgraduate study in the fields of social science and education. Assessments will be tailored to test the skills required in this context. Throughout the programme you'll receive constructive feedback on your progress in these areas, in class and through tutor consultation.

  • Course content

    This programme is an English language content-based pre-sessional. You'll study language in the context of your future subject discipline, helping you to develop your English language skills and your ability to communicate at an appropriate academic level within your chosen field.

    Course structure

    These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

    For more information on typical modules, read Language for Education in the course catalogue

    Learning and teaching

    Each 2 week unit will be based around an introductory academic lecture. You will work on understanding the content and the language used, as well as that of related core academic texts through a series of language classes and seminars. You will have the chance to work both individually and with others.

    Classes will typically take place between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday (you can find out dates when the University will be closed at the Almanac). Typically maximum class sizes are between 16 and 18 students per class, however this may vary suited to the type of class. The minimum age for students studying on this course is 18 years old.

    Assessment

    The final assessments will be based specifically on the core areas of academic language and subject specific literacy. They will ensure that all 4 skills of speaking, writing, reading and listening are covered appropriately for the discipline requirements and as required of a Secure English Language Test (SELT). We will also assess your developing ability to present a critical argument in the context of an independent academic study using appropriate language.

  • Applying, fees and funding

    Entry requirements

    If your degree requires an overall IELTS score of 6.5, to study this language course you will need a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0. You can have one component with a score below 6.0, but no scores below 5.5.

    If your degree requires an overall IELTS score of 7.0, to study this language course you will need a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5. You can have one component with a score below 6.5, but no scores below 6.0 (unless applying to MA TESOL, where no scores below 5.5 are permitted).

    If your degree requires an overall IELTS score of 6.0, to study this language course you will need a minimum overall IELTS score of 5.5, but no scores below 5.5.

    For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

    How to apply

    Students applying to study on a taught postgraduate programme

    If you have applied for a taught postgraduate programme at the University of Leeds and you are eligible for a summer pre-sessional, you will be contacted by the Language Centre. If you are not applying for a taught postgraduate programme at the University of Leeds and you would like to apply for this pre-sessional, please visit application.leeds.ac.uk/sign-up. Please contact the Language Centre (langc@leeds.ac.uk) if you have any questions about this.

    Students applying to study on a research postgraduate programme

    Please apply to the Language Centre using the application form on the Applying for English language courses webpage.

    Fees

    UK/EU: £2,100 (total)

    International: £2,100 (total)

    Read more about how to pay.

    Additional cost information

    All programme and learning materials are included in the tuition fees. The Language Centre provides a weekly programme of optional leisure activities during the summer, some of which are free, and some have a cost, typically no more than £30.

    There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs

  • Entry requirements

    IELTS overall score no more than 0.5 below the degree programme you have applied to.

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