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Pre-sessional English courses

Pre-sessional English courses


Academic English & Study Skills courses

Our Pre-sessional English courses will help to prepare you for the demands of UK academic study. You will gain the language and study skills that you need to succeed on the course you wish to progress on to. You will be taught by highly qualified and experienced tutors, who have experience teaching international students.

The Pre-sessional English programme is a full-time course that will:

  • help you meet the minimum language requirements needed for your chosen Coventry University degree programme
  • improve your reading and writing skills - including how to write in the correct academic style using references and sources
  • develop your speaking and listening skills - including presentations and seminar discussions
  • help you learn important study skills, such as time management and avoiding plagiarism
  • allow you to get to know the University’s resources ahead of your degree course 
  • practice the specific language used by your chosen subject of study

Use the steps below to see which Pre-sessional English course may be suitable for you and learn how the enrolment process works. 

Entry Requirements

In order to know which Pre-sessional English course you might need, it's important to find out your current level of English.

To do this, you will need a Secure English Language Test (SELT) certificate. To get your SELT certificate, you must sit an IELTS test at a test centre that is approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). The IELTS test will give you an overall score, from 1.0 to 9.0, on your understanding of the English language. 

Please be aware that 4.0 is the minimum IELTS score that Coventry University will accept for a Pre-sessional English course.

Your SELT certificate must include the following to be valid for entry onto a Pre-Sessional English course:

1. Top right box must state ‘Academic'

2. Centre Number must be a centre number that shows on the UKVI approved test centres list

3. Must have a UKVI reference number

Available Courses

The length of your Pre-sessional English course will be determined by:

 -  Your current level of English
 -  The entry level you will need to reach for your undergraduate or postgraduate degree

Use the tables below to calculate the length of course you will need. All of your SELT scores must all be considered (reading, writing, speaking and listening). In order to be successful in your degree, you will need to be able to use all four English language skills.



Pre-sessional English courses for degrees starting in January 2018

 

IELTS Required Current English Level Minimum Component Level Length of Pre-sessional English Course Enrolment Start Date Course Fees
6.0 Undergraduate (Year 1 and 2) Study   4.0 4.0 30 weeks 20th April 2017 £9,300
4.5 4.5 15 weeks 3rd August 2017 £4,650
5.0 4.5 10 weeks 28th September 2017 £3,100
5.5 5.0 5 weeks  2nd November 2017 £1,550
6.5 Top Up/Postgraduate Study  4.5 4.0 30 weeks 20th April 2017 £9,300
5.0 4.5 15 weeks 3rd August 2017 £4,650
5.5 5.0 10 weeks 28th September 2017 £3,100
6.0 5.0 5 weeks  2nd November 2017 £1,550
7.0* Specific Courses 5.0 4.5 30 weeks 20th April 2017 £9,300
5.5 5.0 15 weeks 3rd August 2017 £4,650
6.0 5.5 10 weeks 28th September 2017 £3,100
6.5 6.0 5 weeks  2nd November 2017 £1,550

 

Teaching finishes on all the above courses on Wednesday 13th December 2017 – this is subject to change dependant on January 2018 start dates. You are advised NOT to book a return flight home until the January 2018 degree start date is confirmed.


Pre-sessional English courses for degrees starting in May 2018

 

 

30 week course

15 week course

10 week course

5 week course

Course code

Not available for Spring term

Not available for Spring term

PSE010

PSE005

Course fees

n/a

n/a

£3,250

£1,625

Accommodation start date

 

 

7 Feb 2018

14 March 2018

Enrolment dates

 

 

8, 9 & 12 Feb

15, 16 & 19 March

Student induction

 

 

13 Feb

20 March

Teaching dates

 

 

14 Feb-Tues 27 March &

4 April-2 May

Study Break:

Wed 28 March-Tues 3 April

21-Tues 27 March &

4 April-2 May

Study Break:

Wed 28 March-Tues 3 April

Results release date and Accommodation end date

 

 

Thurs 10 May 2018

Thurs 10 May 2018


Pre-sessional English courses for degrees starting in September 2018

 

 

30 week course

15 week course

10 week course

5 week course

Course code

PSE030

PSE015

PSE010

PSE005

Course fees

£9,750

£4,875

£3,250

£1,625

Accommodation start date

10th Jan 2018

16th May 2018

27th June 2018

1st Aug 2018

Enrolment dates

11th, 12th and 15th Jan

17th, 18th and 21st May

28th, 29th June and 2nd July

2nd, 3rd and 6th Aug

Student induction

16th Jan

22nd May

3rd July

7th Aug

Teaching dates

Block 1: 17th Jan-28th March

Study Break 1: 29th March-10th April

Block 2: 11th April- 20th June

Study Break 2: 21st June - 3rd

July

Block 3: 4th July - 12th Sept

Block 1: 23rd May - 27th June

Study Break 1: 28th June - 3rd July

Block 2: 4th July - 12th Sept

 

4th July - 12th Sept

8th Aug - 12th Sept

Results release date and Accommodation end date

19th Sept 2018

19th Sept 2018

19th Sept 2018

19th Sept 2018


Pre-sessional English courses for degrees starting in January 2019

 

 

30 week course

15 week course

10 week course

5 week course

Course code

PSE030

PSE015

PSE010

PSE005

Course fees

£9,750

£4,875

£3,250

£1,625

Accommodation start date

4th April 2018

1st Aug 2018

26th Sept 2018

31st Oct 2018

Enrolment dates

5th, 6th and 9th April

2nd, 3rd and 6th Aug

27th, 28th, Sept and 1st Oct

1st, 2nd and 5th Nov

Student induction

10th April

7th Aug

2nd Oct

6th Nov

Teaching dates

Block 1: 11th April - 20th June

Study Break 1: 21st June - 3rd July

Block 2: 4th July - 12th Sept

Study Break 2: 13th Sept - 2nd Oct

Block 3: 3rd Oct - 12th Dec

Block 1: 8th Aug - 12th Sept

Study Break 1: 13th Sept - 2nd Aug

Block 2: 3rd Oct - 12 Dec

 

3rd Oct - 12 Dec

2nd Nov - 12 Dec

Results release date and Accommodation end date

19th Dec 2018

19th Dec 2018

19th Dec 2018

19th Dec 2018

How to Enrol

There is no separate application process for Pre-sessional English courses.

You must submit your application for the degree programme you wish to study on. When we process your application, we will offer you a place on the necessary Pre-sessional English course as required.

Please note that enrolment on a Pre-Sessional English course does not guarantee progression onto your chosen degree at Coventry University. In order to meet the English requirements of your course you need to:

  • arrive on the first day of the course
  • attend all of your timetabled lessons
  • be committed to participating fully in English in all classes
  • complete all homework, assessments and other work set by your tutors
  • spend time on self-study throughout the duration of your course.

By achieving the level of performance required in the Pre-sessional English course, meeting the University’s academic entry requirements and any other outstanding conditions, you will be able to progress on to your Coventry University course without needing to retake an IELTS exam.


 

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