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Pre-Sessional English

Join one of our Pre-Sessional English language courses to meet your English language requirements for your University of Hull degree programme or to boost your confidence before beginning your studies.

About our courses

Our Pre-Sessional English courses will prepare you for your future studies with us.

Our 6 and 12 week courses have been designed to help you achieve the English language level required for admission to the University of Hull. Each 6 weeks of study aims to improve your IELTS score by 0.5.

We also have a free 3 week course, Bridging the Gap. This course can help you transition to your studies at Hull and increase your English language confidence.

What you'll study

Our 6 and 12-week Pre-Sessional English language courses will improve your understanding and use of the English language as well as the academic skills you need for university-level study in the UK.

At the end of your course, you will have improved in the following areas:

  • Writing - Organise and express your opinions clearly and fluently, and develop writing process strategies to produce coherent academic texts
  • Reading - Demonstrate a thorough reading comprehension using a variety of reading subskills and ability to think critically when responding to a variety of texts.
  • Speaking - Participate effectively in-group discussions and develop the skills and strategies you need to give engaging presentations.
  • Listening – Develop key listening strategies and improve your note taking skills.
  • Mediation - Gain ability to work collaboratively with peers, evaluate your work critically and engage actively in academic settings.
  • Digital Literacy - Navigate digital tools such as a VLE and communicate with peers and teachers online.

How you'll study

On our courses, your will receive the following:

  • Teacher led group classes every day.
  • Extended group tasks with other students.
  • Access to additional practice and self-study resources.
  • Regular homework and weekly assignments.

We recommend you spend at least two hours a day on your extended and self-study.

Entry requirements

To gain entry onto our Pre-Sessional English course you will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency level by taking an English language test. Find out more about the English language qualifications we accept here.

The following table shows entry requirements for applicants requiring an IELTS of 6.0 (with nothing below 5.5) or 6.5 (with nothing below 6.0). If you require a higher IELTS band please email pat@hull.ac.uk.

IELTS 6.0

IELTS 6.0 (with no individual element lower than 5.5)

Pre-Sessional Entry Requirement

Course

Location

IELTS 5.0 or higher
(with reading and writing components to at least 5.5 and all other components to at least 5.0)

6 week course

Online

IELTS 4.5 or higher
(with reading and writing components to at least 5.0 and all other components to at least 4.5)

12 week course

Online


*On campus pre-sessional courses require a Secure English Language Test (SELT) approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

IELTS 6.5

IELTS 6.5 (with no individual element lower than 6.0)

Pre-Sessional Entry Requirement

Course

Location

IELTS 5.5 or higher
(with every component to at least 5.5)

12 week course

Online

IELTS 6.0 or higher
(with every component to at least 6.0)

6 week course

Online

 

Fees

12 week course

£4,500 GBP

6 week course

£2,250 GBP

For our on-campus courses, you can book bed and breakfast* accommodation at £182 GBP a week.

Pre-Sessional accommodation is offered in ensuite rooms with shared kitchens. Bedding (duvet & pillow) and bed linen (bottom sheet, pillow case and duvet cover) will be provided.

* Catered element is offered via a pre-loaded catering card that can be used across the university catering outlets (excluding the Student’s Union)

Course dates

IELTS 6.0 (with no individual element lower than 5.5)

Online

  • 12 week course - 30 May to 19 August (application deadline 2 May)
  • 6 week course - 12 July to 19 August (application deadline 13 June)

IELTS 6.5 (with no individual element lower than 6.0)

Online

  • 12 week course - 30 May to 19 August (application deadline 2 May)
  • 6 week course - 12 July to 19 August (application deadline 13 June)

How to apply

Apply for our Pre-Sessional English Language courses using our downloadable application form. If you would like any guidance on which course is most suitable for you or have any queries about our Pre-Sessional English entry requirements, fees or course dates contact our team.

Closing dates for applications are four weeks before the start date. Check the course dates section for specific deadlines.

Any questions? Email pat@hull.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1482 465099

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