Sussex Centre for Language Studies

Pre-sessional English

If English is not your first language, you may need to improve your skills on a pre-sessional language course before starting your degree at Sussex. Pre-sessional courses are specialist courses to prepare international and overseas students for study in UK Higher Education.

There are several different lengths of pre-sessional course and which course is the right one for you will depend on your incoming language level, and the level you need to achieve for your chosen degree. The table below shows the length of pre-sessional study you need, based on the gap between your current IELTS level and the English language requirement for your course at Sussex.

Extended Pre-sessional Courses

Pre-sessional CourseEntrance Requirement
40-week Extended Pre-sessional IELTS Overall 4.5 with no less than 4.0 in writing
28-week Extended Pre-sessional

IELTS Overall 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in writing

16-week Extended Pre-sessional

For conditional offers of IELTS 6.0 OR 6.5 - IELTS overall 5.0 with no less than 5.0 in writing

For conditional offers of IELTS 7.0 - IELTS overall 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in writing

Standard Pre-sessional Courses

Pre-Sessional CourseEntrance requirement
10-week Standard Pre-sessional

For conditional offers of IELTS 6.0 OR 6.5 - IELTS overall 5.0 with at least 5.0 in every section

For conditional offers of IELTS 7.0 - IELTS overall 5.5 with at least 5.5 in every section

5-week Standard Pre-sessional

or

5-week Integrated Pre-sessional

For conditional offers of IELTS 6.0 -  IELTS overall 5.5 with at least 5.0 in every section

For conditional offers of IELTS 6.5 - IELTS overall 6.0 with at least 5.5 in every section

For conditional offers of IELTS 7.0 - IELTS overall 6.5 with at least 6.0 in every section

September 2015 - August 2016 dates and fees

Extended Pre-sessional Courses

Pre-sessional CourseFromToPrice
40-week Extended Pre-sessional 21st September 2015 2nd September 2016 £12,500
28-week Extended Pre-sessional 18th January 2016 2nd September 2016 £8,750

16-week Extended Pre-sessional

9th May 2016 2nd September 2016 £5,000

Standard Pre-sessional Courses

Pre-Sessional CourseFromToPrice
10-week Standard Pre-sessional 27th June 2016 2nd September 2016 £3,130

5-week Standard Pre-sessional

1st August 2016 2nd September 2016 £1,565

 

Please note SCLS accepts all SELTs (Secure English Language Tests) recognised by UKVI for Tier 4 visas. We also accept a wider range of English tests for Short-term Study Visas or students who do not require a visa. Please contact us for more details.

If you do not meet the requirements stated above, please enquire about our Intensive English courses.

Application forms, dates and prices