Our 10-week Presessional Programme will give you the English language and academic skills you need for successful study at a UK university. Our supportive and friendly teachers guide you in developing your academic language ability, as well as study skills, and as classes have sixteen students or less, you will also learn through interaction with their classmates.
All materials are included in the cost of the programme and are carefully selected to prepare you for the level of language you will meet in in an English academic environment.
IELTS 5.5 (IELTS 6.0 for academic programmes requiring 7.0).
At each stage of the programme there are exams to test your skills and check your progress in reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will also do regular written work, which will be marked by your teacher.
After the programme
After the programme
Students who complete the Presessional Programme will receive a University of Leicester Assessment of English (ULAE) score. If the ULAE meets the language conditions of your offer, you will receive an unconditional offer for your academic programme.
After you start your degree, master's, or PhD, you can continue to receive help from the English Language Teaching Unit. The ELTU provides a range of support classes and tutorials for international students studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Our 10-week Presessional Programme will give you the English language and academic skills you need for successful study at a UK university.
Learn how to structure and write academic essays
Develop reading skills to deal with long academic texts quickly and effectively
Develop speaking skills for seminars, tutorials and presentations
Build your academic and general English vocabulary across a range of topics
Practise your note-taking by attending real lectures given by guest lecturers from departments across the University of Leicester
Research and write a 1,500 word essay in your subject area, and learn key academic research and study skills such as referencing and how to avoid plagiarism.
Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.
CoursePresessional English (On Campus)
Start DatesJanuary, April, July and October each year