heriot-watt pre-sessional

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BRIT Language Centre has run the Heriot-Watt University (HWU) pre-sessional course for over five years. This pre-sessional course is a great option for future UK university students and can be used in lieu of an IELTS score, allowing you to skip that sometimes-frustrating exam.  This course is accepted by over 25 universities (please see below) – as long as your future university is on the list, you can join this course and skip the IELTS. Students will not only improve their English, but also learn and practice key academic skills that will give them a head start in their university studies.

Run over 6 weeks, the Heriot-Watt pre-sessional course is taught by highly qualified, Heriot-Watt certified instructors. Students will learn how to use and make academic references, create academic posters, write reports, how to take exams, write dissertations, and more. 

Please see below for more specific details on the Heriot-Watt pre-sessional course.

BRIT Language Centre has run the Heriot-Watt University (HWU) pre-sessional course for over five years. This pre-sessional course is a great option for future UK university students and can be used in lieu of an IELTS score, allowing you to skip that sometimes-frustrating exam.  This course is accepted by over 25 universities (please see below) – as long as your future university is on the list, you can join this course and skip the IELTS. Students will not only improve their English, but also learn and practice key academic skills that will give them a head start in their university studies.

Run over 6 weeks, the Heriot-Watt pre-sessional course is taught by highly qualified, Heriot-Watt certified instructors. Students will learn how to use and make academic references, create academic posters, write reports, how to take exams, write dissertations, and more. 

Please see below for more specific details on the Heriot-Watt pre-sessional course.

heriot-watt university

Heriot-Watt University was established in 1821 and has been developing transformational solutions to specific global problems. They are specialists in engineering, business and science and leaders in innovative global education for a future world.

  • Heriot-Watt has five campuses across the world in Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia. Heriot Watt also has 53 Approved Learning Partners (ALPs) such as BRIT Language Centre.
  • Heriot-Watt has over 31,000 students studying with at their campuses and online through distance learning 

Ranked Worldwide

  • Heriot-Watt ranks 23rd in UK and 5th in Scotland
  • The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranked Heriot-Watt 22nd in the UK, with 82% of research as world-leading or internationally excellent
  • Ranked 9th in the UK and 1st in Scotland for research impact

Heriot-Watt University was established in 1821 and has been developing transformational solutions to specific global problems. They are specialists in engineering, business and science and leaders in innovative global education for a future world.

  • Heriot-Watt has five campuses across the world in Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia. Heriot Watt also has 53 Approved Learning Partners (ALPs) such as BRIT Language Centre.
  • Heriot-Watt has over 31,000 students studying with at their campuses and online through distance learning 

Ranked Worldwide

  • Heriot-Watt ranks 23rd in UK and 5th in Scotland
  • The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranked Heriot-Watt 22nd in the UK, with 82% of research as world-leading or internationally excellent
  • Ranked 9th in the UK and 1st in Scotland for research impact

HERIOT-WATT PRE-SESSIONAL IS ACCEPTED BY:

There is a full list of the universities at the bottom of this page

Bangor University
De Montfort University
Durham University
Edinburgh Napier University
Heriot-Watt University
Keele University
Kingston University London
Queen Mary University of London
Regents University London
Robert Gordon University
Swansea University
University of Aberdeen
University for the Creative Arts
University of Bradford
University of Bristol
University of Dundee
University of Essex
University of Glasgow
University of Greenwich
University of Hertfordshire
University of Leeds
University of Northampton
University of Plymouth
University of South Wales
University of Stirling
University of Strathclyde
University of Sunderland
University of Winchester
6-week pre-sessional

6-week Pre-Sessoinal

  • Meet university language requirements
  • Gain key academic skills for future university studies

BRIT Language Centre is an official partner of Heriot-Watt University and has run their Pre-sessional course for over 5 years. To read more information at the Heriot-Watt website, please click on the button below:

Course Structure

  • Options 1: Weekday
    • 6 weeks: Monday to Thursday
    • 10:00 to 13:00, 14:00 to 16:00 (Until 17:00 on Tuesdays)
  • Option 2: Weekend
    • 12 weeks: Saturday and Sunday
    • 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 16:00 (Until 17:00 on Sundays)
  • Instruction consists of:
    • Classroom based learning (dependent on COVID)
    • Lectures, group work, seminars, homework and self-study, e-learning platform, assignments

Extra Details

  • Total Course Cost: 2,150 GBP
  • Entry Requirements: Depending on your future University Program but typically an IELTS 5.5 in all skills 
  • Any student who does not meet the required score can request a free English language test to measure their language level. We can also provide a booster course to reach this requirement.
    • Documents Required for Enrolment
      • Offer letter from your UK university (if applicable)
  • To submit the documents for showing English level:
    • Students can submit an official score (IELTS, TOEFL, Duolingo, Pearson and etc.)
    • In the event that students completed an international program at the bachelor’s level, students can send the documents stating that the student has taken an international program.
    • If a student does not have either of the above, the student can contact the us for a level test and we can organize one.
    • Deposit of 5,000 baht. Students can pay the remaining tuition 3 weeks before course start.

Course Content

  1. Academic Literacy module introduces students to a range of different material:
    • Texts with conventional structures and purposes, study activities, and assessment tasks found at university.
  2. Academic Engagement module creates discussions and critical reflection so students can learn how to interact appropriately in seminars and contribute evidence-based views. 
    • Students will learn how to correctly listen to lectures and engage in activities in order to raise their awareness of the type of language used in different contexts.
  3. Students will also learn:
    • Techniques for studying listening, reading and taking notes.
    • Techniques for writing, reporting, taking an exam, writing a dissertation.
    • Techniques for using and making references.
    • Techniques for making an academic poster presentation.
  4. Material is also tailored to each student’s field of study so students can get a head start on researching interesting topics that are relevant to them.

Why Choose BRIT Language Centre for your Pre-Sessional?

  • We have assisted more than 150 students with meeting their university entrance language requirement with a pre-sessional course.
  • The instructors are approved and certified for teaching Pre-sessional English from a UK university.
  • Although the course is offered in Thailand, it is certified by Heriot-Watt and approved by over 25 UK Universities.
  • Student can keep their scores for up to 2 years. This course certificate is suitable for students who will want to join a UK university in the two years from the original course date.
  • Students can pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degree without taking IELTS after graduation.
  • Receive an unconditional offer before you travel to the UK for your degree program.

How To Apply

1. Email or Call us

2. Provide an IELTS Score or Take Our Test

3. Make a deposit payment

4. Make full payment 3 weeks before course

5. Start your course !

TESTIMONIALS

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! One of the main benefits is that students who take and pass the course can forgo the IELTS exam. As long as your future university is on the relevant page for the PSE (Strathclyde or Heriot-Watt PSE Page), then you can use it in lieu of the IELTS.

No – this course is mostly aimed at improving academic skills and getting students ready for the type of study found at a UK university. This gives students a great head start for their UK studies, and will definitely put them on the right path to success. 

The improvement in their English is another objective of the course and students will see solid improvement in all four skills of English, in a true academic environment like they will have at university.

No, all the teachers are non-Thai, native English speakers who are highly qualified, having a masters or above, and are trained/approved by the university for PSE teaching.

Although both courses can be used in lieu of an IELTS score for university entrance, they have slightly different purposes. First, although some UK universities accept both courses, some universities only accept one or the other. Our counselors will make sure that your future university accepts the course before you join. 

Secondly, the Heriot-Watt (HWU) course is completed over 6 weeks weekday, or 11 weeks weekend, while the Strathclyde PSE course is completed over 12 weeks weekday. The price of the Strathclyde PSE is around double the HWU course as it is double in length.

Thirdly, because the Strathclyde course is longer, you can join the course with lower IELTS subskills. On the HWU PSE you need a 5.5 overall and on all subskills, while for the Strathclyde PSE you need a 5.5 overall and at least 5.0 on all subskills.

Definitely – about 30% of our students on any given PSE course normally already have the required IELTS score. They’ve joined in order to get the many benefits of an academic course which prepares students for UK university studies. If you want to be as successful as possible in your university, a pre-sessional gives you a huge boost.

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9th Floor, The Trendy Office Building, Sukhumvit Soi 13, Khlongtoey-Nua, Wattana, Bangkok, 10110, Thailand

Heriot-Watt Pre-sessional is accepted by:

  • Bangor University
  • De Montfort University
  • Durham University
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Keele University
  • Kingston University London
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Regents University London
  • Robert Gordon University
  • Swansea University
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University for the Creative Arts
  • University of Bradford
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Dundee
  • University of Essex
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Northampton
  • University of Plymouth
  • University of South Wales
  • University of Stirling
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of Sunderland
  • University of Winchester

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