The Pre-sessional English course provides a short and intensive preparation in academic English for students who are already academically qualified and due to start an undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme at Queen’s University Belfast.More information
Pre-sessional English provides high quality Academic English lessons which prepare international students for academic study at Queen’s University Belfast.
This course is designed to:
This 20-hour per week course is suitable for you if you are academically qualified, hold an offer from Queen’s University Belfast, and need to improve your English language level before starting an undergraduate or a postgraduate degree at Queen’s University Belfast. The Pre- sessional course runs from July to early September. Your course length will vary depending on your current language level and degree programme requirements.
You will be assessed to determine whether you have met the University’s English requirements before progressing to your degree programme. Methods of assessment include:
The course will be accessed through INTO’s online learning platform and live virtual classroom technology.
As we approach the start date for your course, you will be sent an email with a unique link and instructions on how to join.
To ensure that you can fully participate, it is essential that you have:
Assuming you have already met the University’s academic entry requirements and any other outstanding conditions, achieving the level of performance required in the Pre-sessional English course to fulfil the conditions of your offer will allow you to progress to your university course without needing to retake the IELTS test.
Mon 21 Sep 2020 – Fri 11 Dec 2020 (12 weeks)
Mon 19 Oct 2020 - Mon 11 Dec 2020 (8 weeks)
8 or 12 weeks
20 hours per week
17 years and above
Academic entry requirements
You must hold an offer of a place on a degree programme at Queen’s University Belfast
If your IELTS score does not meet the minimum requirement for Pre Sessional English, please contact INTO Queen’s University. You may meet admission requirements using other standards.
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Please ensure you consult Queen’s University Belfast for details of the English language level required for entry onto your chosen course.
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