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Pre-sessional English

Learn about the course below
Start
Runs throughout the year
Duration
From 6-30 weeks depending on your IELTS score
Attendance
Full-time
Fees
See Fees and Funding tab

Our pre-sessional English courses will prepare you for study in the UK at degree level and once completed you will have the Academic English and confidence for your future studies in the UK. And, you won't need to take any further English language tests, such as IELTS.

Why study Pre-sessional English at Middlesex University?

We are proud to say our courses are accredited by the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP). BALEAP sets rigorous criteria to ensure that courses in English language and study skills for speakers of other languages are of a high standard, and provide an excellent quality of service for their students.

During the course you will:

  • improve your Academic English
  • develop study skills
  • build your confidence
  • learn about British education
  • take part in social activities
  • make friends

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Further information

For more information about these courses, please read our brochure or contact our Pre-sessional English Team.

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How is Pre-sessional English taught?

This course is taught throughout the year with classes five days a week - Monday to Friday. You can usually expect 21 hours of lessons each week in addition to homework and self-study.

We aim to maintain small class sizes with around 10-16 students and you will take part in group work and collaborative projects. You will also benefit from guided research and iIndividual tutorials

Throughout the course you will develop the following skills:

  • general and academic English
  • reading and writing, including taking notes
  • undertaking research
  • group discussions and presentations

Assessment

You will need to achieve an overall pass according to our assessment criteria.

The assessment involves:

  • written research project on an academic subject
  • portfolio of written tasks built up during the course
  • oral presentation on an academic topic
  • reading to writing exam
  • listening exam
  • seminar skills assessment

If you successfully pass the assessments you will not have to take another English exam, such as IELTS.

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  2. How to apply
  • Choose your degree level and start date

    • I'm starting an undergraduate course in January 2018

      English level

      Duration

      Dates

      Price

      IELTS 4.5

      13 weeks

      28 Sept 2017 – 10 Jan 2018

      £3,700

      IELTS 5.0

      9 weeks

      26 Oct 2017 – 10 Jan 2018

      £2,600

      IELTS 5.5

      6 weeks

      16 Nov 2017 – 10 Jan 2018

      £1,700

    • I'm starting a postgraduate/masters course in January 2018

      English level

      Duration

      Dates

      Price

      IELTS 4.5

      17 weeks

      31 August  2017 – 10 Jan 2018

      £4,800

      IELTS 5.0

      13 weeks

      28 Sept 2017 – 10 Jan 2018

      £3,700

      IELTS 5.5

      9 weeks

      26 Oct 2017 – 10 Jan 2018

      £2,600

      IELTS 6.06 weeks16 Nov 2017 – 10 Jan 2018£1,700
    • I'm starting an undergraduate course in October 2018

      English level

      Duration

      Dates

      Price

      IELTS 4.0

      30 weeks

      25 Jan 2018 – 05 Sept 2018

      £7,800

      IELTS 4.5

      13 weeks

      07 June 2018 – 05 Sept 2018

      £3,900

      IELTS 5.0

      9 weeks

      05 July 2018 – 05 Sept 2018

      £2,750

      IELTS 5.5

      6 weeks

      26 July 2018 – 05 Sept 2018

      £1,800

    • I'm starting a postgraduate/masters course in October 2018

      English level

      Duration

      Dates

      Price

      IELTS 4.5

      17 weeks

      10 May 2018 – 5 Sept 2018

      £5,000

      IELTS 5.0

      13 weeks

      7 June 2018 – 5 Sept 2018

      £3,900

      IELTS 5.5

      9 weeks

      5 July 2018 – 5 Sept 2018

      £2,750

      IELTS 6.0

      6 weeks

      26 July 2018 – 5 Sept 2018

      £1,800

  • Hailong Jiang

    Hailong Jiang

    Pre-sessional English / BA Business Management (Top-up) graduate from China

    London is a very multicultural city, and at Middlesex I've made friends from all different countries. Our teachers organised lots of social activities for us. We went on a trip to Brighton, and even out for drinks at English pubs. This helped me make friends and improve my English. I really like studying in the UK because we have seminars after lectures. This gives you a chance to discuss the lecture, and share ideas with people from different countries. Other people from China should study at Middlesex because of its great location and the personal support you get.

    Read more of Hailong Jiang's profile

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