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Academic English (15 hours a week), English Course

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    Application Deadline
  • 1 month
Academic English courses at UAL Language Centre are ideal for students who wish to study at a UK university or in another English-speaking country. They are perfect for students who want to experience British life and culture before they start their university course.


Why choose this programme?

Academic English classes at University of the Arts London (UAL) are ideal for you if:

  • you intend to study at a university or work in the UK or in another English-speaking country
  • you want to experience British life and culture before starting your university course
  • you want to begin your university programme with a level of English that allows you to communicate confidently, and to get the most from your studies
  • you want to improve your IELTS score through developing your academic English skills in order to gain admission to a university or for professional reasons.

What is included?

  • 15 hours of Academic English classes each week
  • Regular tutorials and reviews
  • Free Wi-Fi access across all UAL sites
  • Independent study facilities
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Insurance.


UAL Language Centre English courses are accredited by the British Council.

Programme Structure

Key features
  • Focus on academic language skills: research and study skills, presentation skills, listening to lectures, note taking, extended writing
  • A variety of delivery modes to prepare for a university learning experience: seminars, lectures, project work, tutorials, private study
  • Specialist language and vocabulary input.


If you wish to improve your English skills on a short course before you attend university, this course is ideal. Many international students from all over the world attend our Academic English courses.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Academic English starts every month during the year, on a Monday (except for UK bank holidays and public holidays). 

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
    • Intensity 15 hrs/week
    • Duration description

      Students can take Academic English for 4 to 24 weeks.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Level required: IELTS 5.0-6.5

Minimum age to take this course is 18

Tuition Fee

  • International

    290 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 290 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 1 months.
  • EU/EEA

    290 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 290 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 1 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • 4 weeks: £290
  • 8–12 weeks: £280
  • 16–20 weeks: £270
  • 24 weeks: £260

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Academic English (15 hours a week)
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