If you have applied for a Pre-sessional English courses course at The University of Manchester but have not yet fully met the English language requirement for your academic course you may be eligible to study a pre-sessional course in order to meet those requirements.
We offer courses for 10 weeks, 6 weeks or 3 weeks. Your academic department will advise you on the length of course they would like you to take, and whether you need to take an IELTS/TOEFL exam at the end of your course.
Pre-sessional courses last for between 3 - 10 weeks and focus on improving your academic English. All our courses cover areas such as academic writing, note-taking and presentation skills. The length of course you will be required to take will be determined by the academic School to which you have applied, with advice from the ULC.
For students who do not have a conditional offer from the University of Manchester or who need a longer period of study, our English for Academic Purposes course would be more appropriate.
The Pre-sessional courses aim to:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
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.Schedule IELTS
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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