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Pre-Sessional English Language Programmes


About the course

Preparing you for university admission

The International Pre-Sessional Course (IPSE) offered by the University of Hull, in partnership with Oxford International, is a 6 or 12 week online programme that provides you with an initial period of intensive English language training and assessment – preparing you for your future higher education degree.

Our online Pre-Sessional English course has been designed to help you achieve the English language score required for admission to the University of Hull. What makes our course different is that we strengthen your abilities through additional academic-enriched course materials. Our course is delivered entirely online and includes a comprehensive amount of live teaching time with our teachers based in the UK.

As our student, you are assigned to a class with a maximum of 12 students and a dedicated teacher. The class teacher assesses all of your work and is available to offer support to you outside the live online lessons. Each 6 weeks of study aims to improve your IELTS score by 0.5.

What you'll study

Our online Pre-Sessional English course will improve your understanding and use of the English language and academic skills for university-level study. At the end of your course you will have improved in the following areas:

  • Writing - write opinion essays on a variety of topics and develop writing process strategies to produce coherent 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 - express oneself effectively and improve presentation skills. Listening - know how to navigate digital tools such as a VLE and communicate
  • Digital Literacy - know how to navigate digital tools such as a VLE and communicate with peers and teachers online.
  • Mediation - gain ability to work collaboratively with peers, evaluate one’s work critically and engage actively in academic settings.


What our students and partners say

We pride ourselves on delivering market-leading preparation for university applicants. Our online Pre-Sessional English course has helped thousands of students progress onto one of our university partner degree courses in the UK.

"First of all, it has taught me a lot of learning methods that I can use in my future study, such as how to take class notes, cooperate effectively in groups, and to make a presentation more attractive. Secondly, the interaction effectively trained my English communication ability. Moreover, the teacher’s encouragement greatly enhanced my self-confidence, let me dare to try boldly, and be willing to show my own ideas! To sum up, this course makes me look forward to my future study, not only in terms of knowledge but also in terms of spirit!"

- March 2020 Cohort Student

"The teachers often point out our problems patiently and give me a lot of materials to improve my English skills. Every day, during my study, was very full and I could feel my progress. Generally speaking, I have enjoyed this course very much."

- March 2020 Cohort Student

Entry requirements

These entry requirements are for applicants requiring an IELTS of 6.0 (with nothing below 5.5). If you require a higher level IELTS, please email

12 week course: IELTS 4.5 (nothing below 4.5)

6 week course: IELTS 5.0 (nothing below 5.0)

Fees and funding

EU/International Fees


12 week course: £4,080

6 week course: £2,040

Course dates

6 week course

  • 12 July - 20 August

12 week course

  • 14 June - 3 September