UK University Pre-sessional English

UK University
pre-sessional

pre-sessional with brit LC

BRIT Language Centre has run our UK University pre-sessional course since 2016. 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.  Our Pre-sessional course is accepted by 39 UK 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 to 12 weeks, depending on format, our pre-sessional course is taught by highly qualified, UK University 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 pre-sessional course.

BRIT Language Centre has run our UK University pre-sessional course since 2016. 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.  Our Pre-sessional course is accepted by 39 UK 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 to 12 weeks, depending on format, our pre-sessional course is taught by highly qualified, UK University 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 pre-sessional course.

Why and how to join

If you are planning to attend a UK University, you will need to meet your future university’s language requirement. There are a few ways to do this – the most popular being IELTS and pre-sessional (PSE) courses.

Why take a PSE course instead of the IELTS? Many students find that taking a PSE is not only helpful in skipping the frustrating IELTS exam, but the course also teaches important academic skills and knowledge needed at a UK university. Studying in Thai universities is different to UK universities – different focus, necessary skills, day-to-day life, class structure and more. Our PSE helps acclimate students to these changes to give them a head start.

To join, you can contact us to let us know the conditional offer you have and from which UK university. If you haven’t applied to a UK university yet, our partner agencies, McDucation and BRIT-Ed are great options to help guide you in the process of applying for UK university.

Once we know the university you’d like to attend, we’ll provide a few course options and dates to best match your requirements. If you don’t already have an IELTS score, we can then set up a mock test to make sure your English skills are at the required level to join.

If you are planning to attend a UK University, you will need to meet your future university’s language requirement. There are a few ways to do this – the most popular being IELTS and pre-sessional (PSE) courses.

Why take a PSE course instead of the IELTS? Many students find that taking a PSE is not only helpful in skipping the frustrating IELTS exam, but the course also teaches important academic skills and knowledge needed at a UK university. Studying in Thai universities is different to UK universities – different focus, necessary skills, day-to-day life, class structure and more. Our PSE helps acclimate students to these changes to give them a head start.

To join, you can contact us to let us know the conditional offer you have and from which UK university. If you haven’t applied to a UK university yet, our partner agencies, McDucation and BRIT-Ed are great options to help guide you in the process of applying for UK university.

Once we know the university you’d like to attend, we’ll provide a few course options and dates to best match your requirements. If you don’t already have an IELTS score, we can then set up a mock test to make sure your English skills are at the required level to join.

Our uK university PRE-SESSIONAL IS ACCEPTED BY:

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

University of Aberdeen
Aberstwyth University
Aston University
Bangor University
Bournemouth University
University of Bradford
University of Bristol
Brunel University
Cardiff Metropolitan University
University of Chester
Coventry University
University for the Creative Arts
De Montfort University
University of Dundee
Durham University
Edinburgh Napier University
University of Essex
University of Glasgow
The Glasgow School of Art
University of Gloucestershire
University of Greenwich
Heriot-Watt University
University of Hertfordshire
Keele University
Kingston University London
University of Leeds
Leeds Beckett University
University of Leicester
University of Liverpool
University of Northampton
University of Plymouth
Regents University London
Robert Gordon University
University of South Wales
University of Stirling
University of Strathclyde
University of Sunderland
University of Winchester
University of York
6 to 12 Week pre-sessional

6 to 12 Week UK Uni Pre-Sessional

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

BRIT Language Centre is an official partner of two UK Universities and has run their Pre-sessional courses since 2016.

Extra Details

  • Promotions Available
  • Pay in Installments
  • 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, Pearson and etc.)
    • If a student has completed an international bachelors degree, this qualifies as meeting the English level.
    • If a student does not have either of the above, we can organize a free level test for the student.
    • Deposit of 5,000 baht. Students can pay the remaining tuition 3 weeks before course start.

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Course Structure

The course length will depend on your future UK university and your current level of English.

Option 1: Weekdays

  • 6 weeks: Monday to Thursday
    • 10:00 to 13:00, 14:00 to 16:00
    • 17 October to 25 November, 2022
  •  8 weeks: Monday to Friday
    • 10:30 to 12:00, 13:00 to 14:30
    • 19 June to 11 August, 2023
  • 12 weeks: Monday to Friday
    • 10:30 to 12:00, 13:00 to 14:30
    • 22 May to 11 August, 2023

Option 2: Weekends

  • 11 weeks: Saturday and Sunday
    • 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 16:00
    • 17 September to 25 November, 2022

Instruction consists of:

      • Classroom based learning (dependent on COVID)
      • Lectures, group work, seminars, homework and self-study, e-learning platform, assignments

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 250 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 approved by 39 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.

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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 !

Student 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 the list, 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 (weekdays), or 11 weeks (weekends), while the Strathclyde PSE course is completed over 8 or 12 weeks (weekdays). The price of the Strathclyde PSE course is higher than the HWU PSE course as it is longer.

Thirdly, because the Strathclyde course is longer, you can join the course with lower IELTS subskill scores. The specific IELTS score required for the course will depend on the university you want to attend.

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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