The aim of this course is to develop students’ understanding and use of English Language in all 4 core skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) to the equivalent of IELTS 5.5 so that they are able to start their next course of study. The course, as well as developing language skills, acquaints students with appropriate study skills and contextual knowledge regarding UK life and institutions.
The programme is designed on the assumption that successful students will continue directly on to further subject based study at Undergraduate or Postgraduate level. It does not therefore seek directly to prepare students for employment. Any students completing the programme and returning to their home country will have a strong command of English, and in addition will possess a high level of competence in analytical skills, pair and group work as well as experience of working in a multinational context. These represent important transferable skills when seeking employment as well as in the HE context or when setting up a business independently.
At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:
1. Understand the general meaning from a range of complex texts e.g. news items, lectures, talks and presentations.
2. Contribute effectively via discussion forums, seminars and presentation in range of technical issues with a degree of fluency, spontaneity and authentic interaction
3. Write clearly expressed and organised complex tasks on a range of topics
Your starting language level: IELTS 5.0 / CEFR B1 (Intermediate)
Please note: we will look at all the elements in your IELTS score (reading, writing, speaking, listening). If you are low in more than one element, you may be advised to do a longer course.
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2017/8. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.