University of Huddersfield International Study Centre

English Language Preparation

Improve your English

Improve your English language level before you start your course with our English language study programmes. If you do not meet the English language requirements to study the International Foundation Year, you can join the English Language Preparation to develop and improve your English language ability.

International Year One and Pre-Master’s students can join a Pre-Sessional English programme for their specific course, ensuring everyone can get the best start to your time at University.

You will study between eight and twelve weeks, depending on your chosen programme and English level.

Benefits of our English language programmes

There are some great benefits for those looking to study English in the UK. English language programmes not only help you reach the essential entry requirements to continue your international studies in the UK, but they can also widen your scope, opening up a wealth of potential programme options for you. With a better level of English, you will be eligible for more courses.

You will also improve your confidence communicating and help boost your in-class participation, as well as helping you settle in to your new surroundings before starting your more challenging academic programme.

Another benefit of studying an English language preparation programme for international students is that it can help improve your results. You will develop your language abilities and increase your academic skills, helping to improve your understanding in class and increasing your ability to fully express your ideas and knowledge in written assignments.

You will need an Academic IELTS for UKVI of 4.5 (minimum 4.0 in writing)* to begin the International Foundation Year. We offer two English Language Preparation options for entry to the International Foundation Year:

  • 12-week English Language Preparation: If you have an Academic IELTS for UKVI of 4.0 (4.0 in all components) *. You can start in June or September.
  • 24-week English Language Preparation: If you have an Academic IELTS for UKVI of 3.5* (3.5 in all components) *. You can start in June.

You will need an Academic IELTS for UKVI of 5.5 (minimum 5.5 in all components) * or equivalent to begin International Year One.

  • 8-week Pre-Sessional English Programme: If you have an Academic IELTS for UKVI of 5.0 (with 5.0 in all components) *. You can start in July or October.
  • 12-week Pre-Sessional English Programme: If you have an Academic IELTS for UKVI of 4.5 (with 4.5 in all components) *. You can start in June or September.

You will need an Academic IELTS for UKVI of 5.5 (minimum 5.5 in all components)* or equivalent to begin the Pre-Master’s.

  • 8-week Pre-Sessional English Programme: One term English for Pre-Master's: If you have an Academic IELTS for UKVI of 5.0 (minimum 5.0 in all components) *. You can start in April or July.
  • 12-week Pre-Sessional English Programme: If you have an Academic IELTS for UKVI of 4.5 (minimum 4.5 in all components) *. You can start in March or June.

If you do not have a current Academic IELTS for UKVI* grade, you may still be able to apply to the International Study Centre. Please contact us to find out about alternative assessment of your English Language level.

*If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.

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