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University Preparation Courses

INTO Queen's English Language courses

INTO Queen's offers the following English Language course options:

Academic English

Pre-Sessional English

In-Sessional English

Academic English

Prepare the skills and English language you need for a degree at a UK university.

Academic English will prepare you for successful undergraduate or postgraduate study at a UK university, or for entry to one of the academic preparation courses offered by INTO Queen's University Belfast.

Why apply for this course?

The course suits a range of needs and will teach you to:

  • adapt to university-style teaching
  • learn the necessary research skills for university study
  • improve your overall English language ability and academic presentation techniques

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Pre-Sessional English

A short, intensive preparation course for students due to start their degree course in September

Pre-sessional English provides high quality Academic English lessons which prepare international students for academic study at Queen's University Belfast.

Why apply for this course?

The course will:

  • improve your English language proficiency in the core skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, within a university context
  • focus on subject-related work in your chosen area of study including a written project
  • help you to study independently using our extensive online materials

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Insessional English 

INTO Queen’s University offers a programme of language support to Queen’s University students whose native language is not English. The in-sessional programme provides free English language classes aimed at helping international students improve their English in order to successfully follow their academic courses. 

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Summer Schools

INTO Queen’s also provide English language summer schools for groups who wish to study a short summer course. For enquiries, please email

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