Our Pre-sessional Academic English course will prepare you for entry on to one of our undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses. We offer a five-week course and a 10-week course depending on your current level of English.
This intensive full-time course, which is taught in English, will prepare you for your university studies if you're coming to study from outside the UK.
Successful completion of the course will demonstrate that your language skills meet the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) B2 level or higher (depending on your course's entry requirements). It can also allow entry to undergraduate or postgraduate study without retaking a secure English language test, such as IELTS.
This course is suitable if you're:
The course will help you to:
The course is structured around academic project work to develop your language skills. It will include:
Each course includes structured assessments in reading, writing, speaking and listening. You'll also receive individual feedback, helping you stay on track.
Assessment tasks will include:
In order to obtain the level of English required to study an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at London Met, we require you to have a certain International English Language Testing System (IELTS for UKVI) score. The majority of our courses require a score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each component. However, some courses require slightly higher grades of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each component (please see our English language requirements for details).
Our five-week and 10-week Pre-sessional Academic English courses are specifically designed to help you achieve those grades, depending on your level of English. In order to take a Pre-sessional English course at London Met, you're required to have already achieved the following IELTS scores. Please note, the entry requirements differ depending on the type of study you wish to pursue following the pre-sessional course.
|For entry on to an undergraduate/postgraduate course requiring 6.0 overall and 5.5 in each component||For entry on to a postgraduate course with entry requirement of 6.5 overall and 6 in each component|
|Five-week course||6.0 overall with 5.0 in any components or 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all components||6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all components|
|10-week course||5.0 overall with 5.0 in any components or 5.5 overall with a minimum of 4.5 in one skill||5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all components or 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in one skill|
To join the course as an independent Academic English programme only (without plans for undergraduate or postgraduate study at London Met), a similar level of English (IELTS 5.0 or more) is expected. Please contact us if you would like to discuss your suitability for the course to your level and needs.
Five-week pre-sessional course starting in December 2019 (for degree courses starting in January/February 2020):
|Latest date to arrive in the UK||1 December 2019|
|Pre-sessional course dates||
2 to 20 December 2019
|Latest enrolment date||5 December 2019|
|Resits, visa renewal, enrolment and induction||20 to 30 February 2020|
|Degree course start date||3 February 2020|
Five-week and 10-week pre-sessional course starting in July/August 2020 (for degree courses starting in September 2020):
|10-week course||Five-week course|
|Latest date to arrive in the UK||4/5 July 2020||8/9 August 2020|
|Pre-sessional course dates||6 July to 11 September 2020||10 August to 11 September 2020|
|Latest enrolment date||14 July 2020||13 August 2020|
|Resits, visa renewal, enrolment and induction||14 to 25 September 2020||14 to 25 September 2020|
|Degree course start date||28 September 2020||28 September 2020|
The fee for the 10-week course covers 200 hours of contact time (£13 per hour) and 100 hours of self-study.
The fee for the five-week course covers 100 hours of contact time (£14 per hour) and 50 hours of self-study.
There is no official closing date for this course. However, if you need to apply for a visa you must allow enough time to do so. You're advised to apply as early as possible as we'll only consider your application if there are places available on the course.
Please select when you would like to start: