English language courses

Improve your English 

If you do not meet the English language requirements to study the International Foundation Year, International Year One, or Pre-Masters, you can improve your level of English by studying an English language course at the International Study Centre. 

Our English language courses:

  • English Language Preparation (ELP)
  • English for Pre-Masters (EPM)
  • Language Lift 

English Language Preparation (ELP)

This one or two-semester course is designed for students who want to go on to study the International Foundation Year or the International Year One. Entry requirements are listed below:

If you want to study... And your IELTS is... You will need to study...
International Foundation Year Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.0 (with 4.0 in all skills)*
1 semester of ELP
International Foundation Year Academic IELTS for UKVI 3.5 (with 3.5 in all skills)*
2 semesters of ELP
International Year One Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0*
1 semester of ELP
International Year One  Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5*
2 semesters of ELP

English for Pre-Masters (EPM)

This one or two-semester course is designed for students who want to study a Pre-Masters course. Entry requirements are listed below:

If you want to study... And your IELTS is... You will need to study... 
Pre-Masters
Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 (with 5.0 in all skills)*
1 semester of EPM
Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 (with 4.5 in all skills)*
2 semesters of EPM

Language Lift

This 6-week course is designed for students who need to raise the level of their written English. Language Lift starts at the same time as your academic course, so you will study courses at the same time. Entry requirements are listed below:

International Foundation Year International Year One Pre-Masters**
Academic IELTS for UKVI score is 5.0 overall with 4.5 in writing*
Academic IELTS for UKVI score is 5.5 overall with 5.0 in writing*
Academic IELTS for UKVI score is 6.0 overall with 5.5 in writing*

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

** For students who want to study the 1 semester Pre-Masters course. Language Lift is optional if you plan to join the 2 semester Pre-Masters.