• Application Deadline
  • 1 month


In the General English programme from University of Leeds you'll develop so you can communicate confidently in English in everyday situations, such as work, study or travel.

Special features

  • No course books - use articles and current topics to explore English language.
  • Study full or part-time, for three to 40 weeks.
  • There are start dates throughout the year so you can study when it suits you.
  • Discuss your progress and development with a tutor.
  • Take trips to interesting places in Yorkshire to practise what you learn.

Learn to communicate better and gain an understanding of British culture. You'll explore English language through news articles, blogs, social media, and videos, participating in class discussions and conducting interviews with people in the community.


Our General English course is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • word and sentence structure
  • vocabulary and spelling
  • pronunciation
  • gist (getting a general idea) and detail
  • adapting your language to suit different scenarios
  • formality, politeness and appropriateness

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 1 months
    • Duration description

      3 weeks

    • Average part-time duration 9 months
    • Duration description

      40 weeks

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

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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Academic Requirements

  • We normally accept an English language level of between CEFR B1 and C1 (lower intermediate / independent to lower advanced / proficient).
  • This course isn't suitable for beginners, or if your English language level is at CEFR C2 or above. If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you need to supply a UKVI IELTS certificate.
  • If you're accepted onto this course, we'll ask you to complete some placement tests. You won't receive a grade for these tests, we'll look at your results to place you in a class with other students similar to your language level.
  • The minimum age to study on this course is 18.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2830 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2830 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 1 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2830 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2830 EUR 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.
  • Full-time: £2,830
  • Part-time: £2,020

Living costs for Leeds

  • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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