English Language support
Whether you are a native English speaker or not, our English language support services can help you to improve your academic, language and communication skills.
Support before your studies
The standard University English language requirements are IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each individual element (reading, writing, listening and speaking). Some equivalent qualifications are also accepted. If you intend to study at Loughborough University London but you do not meet these requirements, you may benefit from taking one of our accredited Pre-sessional English Language courses.
Our Pre-sessional English Language courses are accredited by BALEAP, which recognises the highest possible quality of English language tuition across the world. The courses are intended for international students who have received a course offer but have not yet reached the required level of English required to study their course.
The University also offers shorter courses for students who have met the English language requirements but require additional guidance and support ahead of their studies. If you would like to enhance your English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, our 11 week, 6 week or 2 week courses could give you the confidence boost you need before starting your course.
All of our pre-sessional courses are delivered from our East Midlands campus in Loughborough. For the duration of the course, all students will stay in accommodation on the Loughborough campus, alongside other pre-sessional students who intend to study at Loughborough University and Loughborough University London.
As part of each pre-sessional course, you will have the opportunity to visit the London campus and get a taste of life as a Loughborough University London student.
Free coach transfers
We offer a free coach service to transport pre-sessional students from Heathrow Airport to their temporary accommodation ahead of their Pre-sessional course. We also offer Loughborough University London pre-sessional students a free coach transfer from Loughborough University to the London campus ahead of their studies.View our pre-sessional English Language courses