English Language Pre-sessional Courses

The University's International Academy is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK. Our range of English language Pre-sessional courses are ideal for those who wish to study a full-time degree course at the University but do not have the required level of English

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Course details

 English language Pre-sessional courses include: 

  • Intensive language development
  • Project work and autonomous learning skills development
  • Practice in academic writing, presentation skills, and dealing with academic texts in English (both spoken and written)
  • An introduction to the University and its academic culture
  • Maximum class size: 22
  • Accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK  


Course routes and dates

To help you understand the levels of Pre-sessional English courses listed below please check the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) (PDF)  table.

The following five courses will take you to a level equivalent to IELTS 6.00.  You then have the further study options depending on the level you need for your future degree and your own learning preferences.

To apply and find out more about each Pre-sessional English language course please choose your course from the links below:

  1. Pre-sessional English and Academic Skills Elementary (IELTS score of 4 (or equivalent) - 21 weeks to IELTS 6)
  2. Pre-sessional English Language Skills Pre-Intermediate (IELTS score of 4.5 (or equivalent) - 15 weeks to IELTS 6)
  3. Pre-sessional English Language Skills Intermediate (IELTS score of 5 (or equivalent) - 10 weeks to IELTS 6)
  4. Pre-sessional University Preparation: Academic English Language Skills for University (IELTS score of 5.5 (or equivalent)- 5 weeks to IELTS 6)

Find out about what our students think of our Pre-sessional English languages courses.


If you need further help and guidance please contact the International Academy:

Email: ia@wlv.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)1902 32 2525


Course Leader

Email G.Outterside@wlv.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)1902 322354

(Note: course information on this page is valid for UK-based courses only).


If you do not have access to a computer you can also apply using the international application form:

Click here (PDF 461K, Downloads file) to obtain the international application form. After completing it, send it by email to: admissions@wlv.ac.uk or by post to: Admissions Unit, University of Wolverhampton, MX Building, Camp Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1AD