strathclyde pre-sessional

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The Strathclyde pre-sessional course is another great option for future UK university students. This 12-week course can be used in lieu of an IELTS score so our students can skip that sometimes-frustrating exam.  As this course is twice as long as our Heriot-Watt PSE course, this course accepts students with a bit lower initial English level. This course is accepted by 15+ universities (please see below) so 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 get to learn and practice key academic skills that will give them a head start in their university studies.

Run over 12 weeks, the Strathclyde pre-sessional course is taught by highly qualified, Strathclyde 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 Strathclyde pre-sessional course.

The Strathclyde pre-sessional course is another great option for future UK university students. This 12-week course can be used in lieu of an IELTS score so our students can skip that sometimes-frustrating exam.  As this course is twice as long as our Heriot-Watt PSE course, this course accepts students with a bit lower initial English level. This course is accepted by 15+ universities (please see below) so 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 get to learn and practice key academic skills that will give them a head start in their university studies.

Run over 12 weeks, the Strathclyde pre-sessional course is taught by highly qualified, Strathclyde 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 Strathclyde pre-sessional course.

University of Strathclyde

Located in Glasgow, the University of Strathclyde was established in 1796 “as ‘a place of useful learning’, they’re a leading technological University with around 23,000 students from more than 100 nations.” The university was named “University of the Year” in 2012 and 2019 by Times Higher Education.

  • Strathclyde is ranked 1st in the UK for various subjects such as account, finance, and social policy.
  • Strathclyde Business School is ranked in the top 10 for the UK. 

Ranked Worldwide

  • Ranked 406 in the world, 41st in UK and 6th in Scotland

Located in Glasgow, the University of Strathclyde was established in 1796 “as ‘a place of useful learning’, they’re a leading technological University with around 23,000 students from more than 100 nations.” The university was named “University of the Year” in 2012 and 2019 by Times Higher Education.

  • Strathclyde is ranked 1st in the UK for various subjects such as account, finance, and social policy.
  • Strathclyde Business School is ranked in the top 10 for the UK. 

Ranked Worldwide

  • Ranked 406 in the world, 41st in UK and 6th in Scotland

STRATHCLYDE PRE-SESSIONAL IS ACCEPTED BY:

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

Aberystwyth University
Bangor University
Bournemouth University
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Coventry University
Keele University
Kingston University London
Leeds Beckett University
Queen Mary University of London
Swansea University
University for the Creative Arts
University of Gloucestershire
University of Hertfordshire
University of Leicester
University of Liverpool
University of Northampton
University of Plymouth
University of South Wales
University of Winchester
12-week pre-sessional

12-week Pre-Sessoinal

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

BRIT Language Centre is an official partner of the University of Strathclyde and run their pre-sessional course in Thailand. As the course is run over 12-weeks (compared to our Heriot-Watt 6-week pre-sessional), students can join with a lower initial English level and still gain unconditional acceptance to their university of choice, upon passing the course.

Course Structure

  • Weekday
    • 12 weeks: Monday to Friday
    • 15:00 to 16:30, 17:00 to 18:30
    • 10-15 minute 1:1 tutorial on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday 17:30-18:30
    • 20+ hours of weekly independent study
  • 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: 4,400 GBP
  • Entry Requirements: Depending on your future University Program but typically an IELTS 5.5 overall and 5.0 in all subskills 
  • 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

  • Reading for Research and Study Skills, preparing students to read critically and efficiently, and identify the main and supporting points in a text;
  • Written Literacy, preparing students to write in an appropriate academic style, summarising and synthesising ideas from a number of different academic sources, and follow academic conventions to avoid plagiarism;
  • Oral Communication Strategies, developing students’ ability to speak fluently with peers in seminar discussions and deliver formal academic presentations;
  • Listening Strategies, focussing on students’ listening and notetaking skills in extended academic speech in preparation for lectures;
  • Exam Strategies, preparing students for the course exams in Listening and Reading, with practice exam material;
  • Academic Genres, supporting students to read academic sources within their discipline area and related to their Research Project topic;
  • Academic Workshops, consolidating the input from the week, and responding to students’ needs;
  • Vocabulary Focus in Pre-sessional Foundation, to support Listening Strategies and Oral Communication Strategies.

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 the University of Strathclyde and approved by 19 UK Universities.
  • 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

Strathclyde Pre-sessional is accepted by:

  • Aberystwyth University
  • Bangor University
  • Bournemouth University
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Coventry University
  • Keele University
  • Kingston University London
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Swansea University
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University for the Creative Arts
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Northampton
  • University of Plymouth
  • University of South Wales
  • University of Winchester

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