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Level of study:
Tuition fees 2020/21:

International: £1,200 (London)

Entry requirements:

The academic entry requirement of your target course applies.

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 with a maximum of one band score at 5.0 (no band scores under 5.0 therefore acceptable), or equivalent.

Other English language tests are accepted, click here to find out more.

Mode of study:
7 weeks
Assessment method:
Coursework, presentation and exams
Student finance:


Start dates:
Application deadline:


UK based International students: TBC

International: TBC

About this course

The Pre-Sessional Standard programme is designed for students who have a conditional offer to study with Ulster University, but have not yet met the English language requirements of their chosen course.

This full-time programme will develop your English language skills, improve your academic study skills; reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, introduce yourself to British culture and developing your understanding of university systems, services and facilities.

You will gain essential academic skills:

  • Academic writing
  • Referencing and citation
  • Reading techniques
  • Listening and note taking
  • Grammar and vocabulary
  • Communication and discussion
  • Using the internet for study
  • Using the University library
  • Adapt to British culture


Successful completion of this programme will guarantee you entry to your target course with an English language requirement of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

To view our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, please visit the courses page.


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