SELECT UCS.mcr_ucrs UcasCode,srs_ipo.ipo_seqn,srs_ipp.ipp_code,srs_ipp.ipp_iref,srs_ipp.ipp_titl,srs_ippn.*,ins_dpt.dpt_name,ins_dpt.dpt_snam,men_xon.xon_newv,UCS.mcr_olbc,UCS.mcr_olb3,srs_ipo.ipo_begd,ins_lca.lca_name,srs_crs.crs_leng crs_leng,UCS.mcr_cgpc ApplyRoute,ins_moa.moa_name , ins_moa.moa_code,srs_ipp.ipp_iuse IPPUSE, UCS.mcr_iuse MCRUSE,UCS.mcr_schc, ins_cmp.cmp_name, ins_dpt.dpt_code, Case WHEN srs_ipo.ipo_iuse is null then 'Y' else srs_ipo.ipo_iuse end AS ipo_iuse, srs_crs.crs_uomc, srs_ipo.ipo_end2,srs_ipo.ipo_ayrc,UCS.MCR_RECR, srs_ipo.ipo_udf9, srs_ipp.ipp_prgc, CRS_UDFI, srs_ipp.ipp_subj, CASE WHEN (SELECT TOP 1 mcr_uvst FROM srs_mcr WHERE mcr_code LIKE Substring(srs_ipp.ipp_code, 1, 6) + '%' AND mcr_uvst = 'Y' AND mcr_iuse = 'Y' AND mcr_aesc = 'U') = 'Y' THEN 'True' ELSE 'False' END AS Clearing, CASE WHEN (SELECT TOP 1 crs_udf4 FROM srs_crs WHERE crs_code LIKE Substring(srs_ipp.ipp_code, 1, 6) + '%' AND crs_udf4 IS NOT NULL AND crs_iuse = 'Y' AND crs_schc = 'PWLV') IS NOT NULL THEN 'True' ELSE 'False' END AS PGLoans FROM srs_ipp INNER JOIN srs_ippn on srs_ippn.ippn_ippc = srs_ipp.ipp_code LEFT OUTER JOIN srs_mcr UCS On UCS.mcr_code = srs_ipp.ipp_code LEFT OUTER JOIN ins_dpt On ins_dpt.dpt_code = srs_ipp.ipp_dptc LEFT OUTER JOIN ins_prg On ins_prg.prg_code = srs_ipp.ipp_prgc LEFT OUTER JOIN srs_ipo On srs_ipo.ipo_ippc = srs_ipp.ipp_code LEFT OUTER JOIN ins_lca ON srs_ipo.ipo_lcac = ins_lca.lca_code LEFT OUTER JOIN srs_crs ON srs_crs.crs_code = substring(srs_ipp.ipp_code,0,len(srs_ipp.ipp_code)) LEFT OUTER JOIN ins_moa On ins_moa.moa_code = UCS.mcr_moac LEFT OUTER JOIN srs_CBO ON (srs_CBO.cbo_crsc = srs_crs.crs_code And srs_cbo.cbo_ayrc = srs_ipo.ipo_ayrc and srs_cbo.cbo_blok = srs_ipo.ipo_blok AND srs_cbo.cbo_occl = srs_ipo.ipo_occl ) AND cbo_cmp1 IS NOT Null LEFT OUTER JOIN ins_cmp On ins_cmp.cmp_code = srs_CBO.cbo_cmp1 LEFT OUTER JOIN men_xon On men_xon.xon_oldv = ins_prg.prg_code WHERE srs_ipp.ipp_code LIKE 'WL024Z%' AND srs_ipp.ipp_iuse = 'Y' AND UCS.mcr_iuse = 'Y' AND (srs_ipp.ipp_stat = 'P' OR srs_ipp.ipp_code != 'WL024Z01UVD') ORDER BY ipp_iref DESC, ipp_code
The University of Wolverhampton

UGCREDIT20Pre-sessional University Preparation: Academic English Language Skills for University Study

Why choose this course?

  • To enable international students whose first language is not English, and who already have IELTS 5.5 or equivalent (CEF B2), to reach the English Language level required for entry to the University (IELTS 6.0).
  • To introduce international students to the learning context in the UK and to the academic skills necessary for study at undergraduate level.

What happens on the course?

Listening: understanding authentic spoken material in a variety of media and styles including lectures, seminars and academic discussions; taking notes and summarising; becoming familiar with different accents and speaking styles including those of classmates.

Writing: developing academic voice, expressing and supporting opinions; presenting, developing drafting, editing and error correction skills; developing academic referencing skills.

Reading: examining in detail academic and other texts; developing strategies for deriving meaning and understanding form complex texts.

Speaking: speaking at length in academic contexts; taking part in discussions and seminars.

Critical skills: Finding and evaluating a range of sources in order to prepare a Critical Analysis on a topic related to the proposed subject of undergraduate study.

Why Wolverhampton?

  • As well as learning English language skills you will develop academic and learning skills that will equip you for undergraduate study
  • You will be able to start to engage in your chosen academic subject weekly tutorial with your lecturer
  • Weekly inter-cultural communication sessions where you can practice your English at the same time as developing an understanding of culture and how to better be a better communicator across cultures
  • Authentic materials generated by members of staff at the university

Career path

The programme is designed on the assumption that successful students will continue directly on to further subject based study at Undergraduate 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.

What skills will you gain?

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

  1. Communicate with accuracy, fluency and range in the academic contexts relevant to undergraduate study
  1. Respond appropriately, effectively and spontaneously both orally and in written form, on a range of relevant technical and subject-specific topics to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  1. Comprehend both gist and specific detail in a range of complex written and oral texts e.g. academic articles, lectures, seminars, etc.
  1. Research, evaluate and use a wide range of sources in English in order to demonstrate comprehension of relevant theories.

Entry requirements

IELTS 5.5 or equivalent with no element below CEF B2.

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.

Course fees and finance

2017/8 Home/EU International
Full time - * £1,165
2016/7 Home/EU International
Full time - * £1,165

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.

* We are currently unable to confirm these fees.

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