English Language Pre-sessional Courses

‌‌Our Pre-sessional courses help you meet the language requirements for your degree programme at the University of Wolverhampton.

The University's International Academy is accreditated by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK.

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Course details

The University of Wolverhampton's pre-sessional courses include:

  • Intensive language 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
  • Small class sizes (no more than 22)
  • Highly interactive classes with qualified and experienced teachers

Find out what our students think of our Pre-sessional English language courses

Course routes

The length of course that you need depends on your current level of English and the entry level that you need to start your degree programme.

There are several entry points thoughout the year.

Key dates

Please note – we are making some changes to our presessional courses so the name and length of your course may differ depending on which start date you choose.

Check the table below for information and to apply. Click on the links for more details.

  

Your IELTS 

level*

Your required

IELTS level

Start date

Finish date

Name of course

4.0

6.0

4 Mar 2019

23 Aug 2019

Pre-sessional English and Academic Skills Elementary 

4.0

6.0

8 Jul 2019

20 Dec 2019

Pre-sessional English & Academic Skills : 22 weeks (4.0 entry) 

4.5

6.0

6 May 2019

23 Aug 2019

Pre-sessional English and Academic Skills Pre-intermediate 

4.5

6.0

19 Aug 2019

20 Dec 2019

Pre-sessional English & Academic Skills : 17 weeks (4.5 entry) 

5.0

6.0

17 Jun 2019

23 Aug 2019

Pre-sessional English and Academic Skills Intermediate

5.0

6.0

30 Sep 2019

20 Dec 2019

Pre-sessional English & Academic Skills : 11 weeks (5.0 entry) 

5.5

6.0

22 Jul 2019

23 Aug 2019

Pre-sessional University Preparation: Academic English Language Skills for University 

5.5

6.0

11 Nov 2019

20 Dec 2019

Pre-sessional English & Academic Skills: 6 weeks (5.5 entry) 

                                                                    

* your individual language components are taken into consideration and if you are lower in one or two, you may be offered a different presessional.

 

 

Pre-sessional PLUS

If your chosen degree requires higher than a 6.0, we can support you in this with our Presessional PLUS programmes. In addition to the Presessional courses as detailed above, you will have extra tuition to prepare for our Wolverhampton English Proficiency Exam  which you can take at the end of your course. You will be given practice and mock exams to support you to gain the higher grade that you require.

 

Your IELTS  

level*

Your required

IELTS level

Start date

Finish date

Name of course

4.0

6.5

8 Jul 2019

20 Dec 2019

Presessional English & Academic Skills PLUS : 22 weeks 

4.5

6.5

18 Aug 2019

20 Dec 2019

Presessional English & Academic Skills PLUS : 17 weeks 

5.0

6.5

30 Sep 2019

20 Dec 2019

Presessional English & Academic Skills PLUS : 12 weeks 

5.5

6.5

4 Nov 2019

20 Dec 2019

Presessional English & Academic Skills PLUS : 7 weeks 

 

Please note : if you successfully complete the Presessional but fail to gain 6.5 in the WEPE exam, you will gain the credits for Presessional at 6.0 equivalent only.

 

 

 

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 18-19 (PDF)

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