Ulster University (London and Birmingham) - Pre-Sessional Standard

Ulster University (London and Birmingham)

Pre-Sessional Standard

  • Course Starts in March 2024  & July 2024.

The Pre-Sessional Standard programme is designed for students who have a conditional offer to study with Ulster University, but have not yet met the English language requirements of their chosen course.

This full-time programme will develop your English language skills, improve your academic study skills; reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, introduce yourself to British culture and developing your understanding of university systems, services and facilities.

You will gain essential academic skills:                                                                                          

  • Referencing and citation
  • Reading techniques
  • Listening and note taking
  • Grammar and vocabulary
  • Communication and discussion
  • Using the internet for study
  • Using the University library
  • Adapt to British culture


Successful completion of this programme will guarantee you entry to your target course with an English language requirement of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

The academic entry requirements of your target course applies.

English language requirements

Applicants must satisfy our general entry requirements as well as meeting specific requirements.

You must have IELTS 5.5 with a maximum of one band score at 5.0 (no band scores under 5.0 therefore acceptable).

Course Details

  • Rather than having specific modules, our teaching methods are designed to boost your academic writing, reading techniques, grammar and vocabulary, using the internet and library for study.
  • You will attend 21 hours of classes a week which will be taught via a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, directed study, guest lectures, project work and group work.
  • In addition to your time in class, you will be expected to engage in approximately 19 hours of self-study time per week.
  • You will taught by our highly qualified tutors of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). The Centre for English Learning and Teaching team has proven experience of helping students just like you succeed.
  • You will have access to Blackboard, our online learning environment, where you can access module resources and reading lists that will assist your preparation for classes and self-study.
  • On average, you will study in a class of 14 students and no more than 16.
*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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