Sussex Centre for Language Studies

Pre-sessional English Summer 2014

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. Only those who already hold an offer to study at Sussex may apply for these courses.

In Summer 2014 there are two pre-sessional courses: a 10-week course and a five-week course. 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.

English Language Requirement of Degree CourseMinimum requirements for entry to 10 week pre-sessionalMinimum Requirements for entry to 5 week pre-sessional (Integrated or Standard)
IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)

IELTS 5.0 with no band lower than 5.0

or equivalent

IELTS 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0

or equivalent

IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)

IELTS 5.0 with no band lower than 5.0

or equivalent

IELTS 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5

or equivalent

IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent)

IELTS 5.5 with no band lower than 5.5

or equivalent

IELTS 6.5 with no band lower than 6.0

or equivalent

IELTS equivalences

*The integrated option is only available to postgraduate students who have met all academic conditions of their degree.

Pre-sessional Course2014 dates2014 tuition fees
Standard 10-week pre-sessional 23rd June - 29th August £3,000.00

Integrated 5-week pre-sessional

or

Standard 5-week pre-sessional

 

28th July - 29th August

 

£1500.00

If you do not meet the requirements stated above – enquire about Pre-Masters or Intensive English.