English language for international students

Improve your English

If your level of English language does not meet the entry requirements for our International Foundation Year or Pre-Masters Programme, you can join our English Language Preparation programme or English For Pre-Masters programme** for one term. At the end of the programme, you will be ready to start your chosen pathway at the International Study Centre.

English Language Preparation for International Foundation Year

Our English Language Preparation programme helps you to improve your English language skills to the level needed for the International Foundation Year. The English Language Preparation programme is taught at the International Study Centre. Benefits of studying this programme include:

  • Two hours per week dedicated to supporting vocabulary development and key terminology in preparation for further study
  • Tailored homework to prepare students for the transitional period to their International Foundation Year (relating to both Academic English Skills and subject-specific modules)
  • Monitored progression through personalised tutorials, supporting students adjusting to academic study
  • Help building confidence with spoken English due to the inclusion of University and town exploration

English for Pre-Masters**

English for Pre-Masters helps you to improve your English language skills to the level needed for our three-term Pre-Masters Programme. The one-term programme is taught at the International Study Centre, allowing you to gain the skills necessary to succeed on your choice of Pre-Masters Programme.

English language requirements

One-term English Language Preparation

  • Entry requirement: Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 overall, with 4.5 in writing and listening and no other skills below 4.0 *.
  • Start date: July, September.

One-term English for Pre-Masters**

  • Entry requirement: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 overall, with 5.0 in all skills *.
  • Start date: September.

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Karen from Hong Kong studied International Foundation Year in Business and Management Studies.

"Studying in the International Study Centre helps me to increase my results which I am now really proud of. I received a lot of help from the tutors, and the International Study Centre provides many programmes and materials for study so I can get better marks in my exams."

Karen from Hong Kong studied International Foundation Year in Business and Management Studies

*If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, we can accept alternative proof of your English language skills. Contact us to find out more.

**Subject to approval