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 Preparation programme. You will study one or two terms of English depending on your current level.

Improve your English language level before you start your course with our English Language Preparation programme. If you do not meet the English language requirements to study the International Foundation Year, International Year One or Pre-Master’s at the University of Huddersfield International Study Centre then you can develop and improve your English language ability with our English Language Preparation course. 

You will study one or two terms of English depending on your current level.

Benefits of studying an English Language Preparation programme

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.  

  • One term 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.
  • Two term English Language Preparation: If you have an Academic IELTS for UKVI of 3.5*. You can start in April or June.

You will need an Academic IELTS for UKVI of 5.0 (minimum 5.0 in writing)* or equivalent to begin International Year One.

  • One term English Language Preparation: If you have an Academic IELTS for UKVI of 4.5 (with 4.5 in writing)*. You can start in June or September.
  • Two term English Language Preparation: If you have an Academic IELTS for UKVI of 4.0 (with 4.0 in writing)*. You can start in April or June.

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.

  • 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 September or January.
  • Two term English for Pre-Master's: If you have an Academic IELTS for UKVI of 4.5 (minimum 4.5 in all components)*. You can start in June or September.

Key facts

English Language Preparation

Course length: One or two terms

Entry points:

  • One term: September or June start
    • September 2018 start:
      17/09/2018-07/12/2018
    • June 2019 start:
      17/06/2019-20/08/2019
  • Two terms: April or June start
    • April 2019 start:
      01/04/2019-07/06/2019
      10/06/2019-09/08/2019

English for Pre-master’s

Course length: One or two terms

Entry points:

  • One term: September or January start
    • September 2018 start:
      17/09/2018-07/12/2018
    • January 2019 start:
      07/01/2019-22/03/2019
  • Two terms: September or June start
    • September 2018 start:
      17/09/2018-07/12/2018
      07/01/2019-22/03/2019
  • 25 hours per week tuition plus 10 hours per week of self-study

To learn more about course costs visit our fees page.

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.

Our 2018 prospectus is now available

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