Pre-Sessional English

The English Language Support Service offer high quality pre-sessional courses that that aim to equip students with the academic English and study skills required to cope with the demands of studying in a British university environment and to succeed on a Loughborough University degree programme.

The Pre-Sessional Courses are primarily for international students who have an offer for a course at Loughborough University or Loughborough University London who have not yet reached the required level of English.

The University also recommends that International students who have met the English language requirements should take a shorter Pre-sessional Course (C - 10 weeks , D - 6 weeks or the Study Skills Summer Course E – 2 weeks) to help them prepare for their studies in the UK.

Course Aims and Progression

2017 fees and dates

Additional Information

All pre-sessional courses will be based at our East Midlands campus. For the duration of the course, you will stay in our East Midlands accommodation and meet students studying at Loughborough University and Loughborough University London. As part of the welcome programme, you will have the opportunity to visit the London campus and get a taste of life as a Loughborough University student in London.

Each course is delivered by a team of highly experienced tutors, who are trained in providing the highest standard of English language teaching. As such, Loughborough University is one of just 24 universities accredited by the global forum for English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP).

All students are assessed by tests and coursework at the end of Pre-sessional Courses C and D. Any students who do not meet the acceptable standard may be required to attend extra English language classes during the academic year.

Students who fail to engage appropriately with a Pre-sessional course will not be considered to have successfully completed the course and will therefore not meet the conditions of their offer from the University. Students whose level of English language is considered to be below the minimum level required by the UK Home Office for a student visa will not be permitted to progress on to their degree.

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