English language for international students

Improve your English

If your level of English language does not meet the entry requirement for our International Foundation Year, you can join our English Language Preparation programme for one term. At the end of the programme, you will be ready to start the International Foundation Year.

What is English Language Preparation?

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 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, October.

*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.

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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