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 or equivalent
28-week Extended Pre-sessional

IELTS Overall 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in writing or equivalent

16-week Extended Pre-sessional

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

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

Standard Pre-sessional Courses

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

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

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

5-week Standard Pre-sessional

or

5-week Integrated Pre-sessional

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

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

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

September 2014 - August 2015 dates and fees

Extended Pre-sessional Courses

Pre-sessional CourseFromToPrice
40-week Extended Pre-sessional 22nd September 2014 28th August 2015 £12,000
28-week Extended Pre-sessional 19th January 2015 28th August  2015 £8,400

16-week Extended Pre-sessional

27th April 2015 28th August 2015 £4,800

Standard Pre-sessional Courses

Pre-Sessional CourseFromToPrice
10-week Standard Pre-sessional 22nd June 2015 28th August 2015 £3,000

5-week Standard Pre-sessional

27th July 2015 28th August 2015 £1,500
September 2015 - August 2016 dates and fees

Extended Pre-sessional Courses

Pre-sessional CourseFromToPrice
40-week Extended Pre-sessional 21st September 2015 26th August 2016 £12,500
28-week Extended Pre-sessional 11th January 2016 26th August  2016 £8,750

16-week Extended Pre-sessional

25th April 2016 26th August 2016 £5,000

Standard Pre-sessional Courses

Pre-Sessional CourseFromToPrice
10-week Standard Pre-sessional 20th June 2016 26th August 2016 £3,130

5-week Standard Pre-sessional

25th July 2016 26th August 2016 £1,565

 

 

IELTS equivalences for reference.

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

Application forms, dates and prices