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Pre-sessional English Language Programmes

Pre-sessional

About the course

Preparing you for university admission

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

In 2022 we are offering the courses on campus, but also online versions supported by Oxford International.

All our Pre-Sessional English course have been designed to help you achieve the English language score required for admission to the University of Hull.

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 lessons. Each 6 weeks of study aims to improve your IELTS score by 0.5.

What you'll study

What you’ll study at Hull


With your hard work and the friendly and professional support of your tutors, your English language skills can be expected to improve in the following areas:

  • Academic writing- you will learn how to organise and express your opinions clearly and fluently and to use references accurately to produce well written academic texts of different types (essays, reports, blogs).
  • Academic reading- you will practise how to read effectively and how to develop the ability to think critically about the views of other writers and how to use these ideas in your writing and speaking.
  • Academic speaking- you will learn how to take part in discussions with other students and how to express and provide evidence for your ideas and to agree and disagree with your classmates. You will also develop the skills and strategies to give interesting presentations, as an individual and in small groups.
  • Academic listening- you will listen to a wide range of recorded material and learn how to organise what you hear into effective notes which you can use in your writing and speaking.

However, as a student you also need to understand the systems the university uses and, just as importantly, you need to feel that you are part of the wider community and for this reason you will also develop:

  • Digital skills -you will learn how to find learning materials, submit assignments and communicate electronically with other students and your tutors.
  • Collaboration skills – it is important to understand how to work together with other people, especially if they come from a different culture- our interactive and communicative activities will help you to do this.
  • Library skills – you will learn how to search for academic sources to support your studies.
  • General English skills- you will learn the everyday language that will help your confidence grow as you adapt to living in the UK.

 

What you’ll study online


Our online Pre-Sessional English courses, in conjunction with Oxford International, 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.

 

Study at Hull programme

To help international students adapt to UK higher education, and studying at Hull we are offering a FREE three-week programme from 29 August to 16 September. Topics covered will include:

  • Understanding of UK Higher Education learning
  • Assessment at a UK university
  • Preparing for written assessments
  • Preparing for spoken assessments
  • Preparing for group discussions
  • Library research

There will also be information on University support services and facilities including the Student Union, the library and Sports facilities.

The programme is open for application to any student who has a conditional or unconditional offer to study at the University of Hull. Whilst there is no tuition fee for this course, you will still need a CAS to cover this period of study.

 

Entry requirements

On campus

 

12 week course

Degree programme requirement: IELTS 6.0 (with no individual element lower than 5.5)
Pre-sessional entry requirement: IELTS UKVI approved 4.5 or higher, with reading and writing components to at least 5.0 and all other components to at least 4.5

6 week course

Degree programme requirement: IELTS 6.0 (with no individual element lower than 5.5)
Pre-sessional entry requirement: IELTS UKVI approved 5.0 or higher, with reading and writing components to at least 5.5 and all other components to at least 5.0

Online

 

12 week course

Degree programme requirement: IELTS 6.0 (with no individual element lower than 5.5)
Pre-sessional entry requirement: IELTS 4.5 or higher, with reading and writing components to at least 5.0 and all other components to at least 4.5

6 week course

Degree programme requirement: IELTS 6.0 (with no individual element lower than 5.5)
Pre-sessional entry requirement: 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

Degree programme requirement: IELTS 6.5 (with no individual element lower than 6)
Pre-sessional entry requirement: IELTS 6.0 or higher, with every component to at least 6.0

12 week course

Degree programme requirement: IELTS 6.5 (with no individual element lower than 6)
Pre-sessional entry requirement: IELTS 5.5 or higher, with every component to at least 5.5

Fees and funding

International Pre-sessional English January 2022

2021/22

The tuition fees are the same for on campus and online programmes.

  • 12-week course: £4,500 GBP
  • 6-week course: £2,250 GBP

 

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

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 offered via a pre-loaded catering card that can be used across the university catering outlets (not including student’s union)

Course dates

On campus

 

12 week course: 13 June to 2 September 2022

6 week course: 18 July to 26 August 2022

Online

 

12 week courses: 30 May to 26 August 2022 

6 week courses: 11 July to 19 August 2022