Pre-sessional students

The Academic 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.

We are currently developing online versions of Pre-sessional Course C (11 week) and Pre-sessional Course D (6 weeks).

For more information about plans for pre-sessional courses this year, please see our pre-sessional pages here.

The pre-sessional courses are primarily for international students who have an offer for a course at Loughborough University or Loughborough University London but who have not yet reached the required level of English. If you are unsure which course you can attend, check on the University’s English language requirements page for the most up-to-date information.

The University also strongly recommends that students who have met the English language requirements take the shorter Pre-sessional Courses (C - 11 weeks, D - 6 weeks and the Preparation for Academic Study Summer Course – 2 weeks) to help them prepare more fully for their studies. 

Visit the Academic Language Support Service website for further information

Important information about the IELTS SELT and Tier 4 visas

From 6 April 2015, a number of IELTS test centres in the UK and worldwide will no longer be approved by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). If you have taken, or are planning to take an IELTS test, you should read the following carefully and be aware of the circumstance that applies to you.

Visit the Loughborough University website to find out more.