To help you decide the most appropriate course we have two Pre-sessional pathways: 

Management Studies Pre-sessional Pathway: for students intending to study an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the University of Liverpool Management School. 

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Pre-sessional Pathway: for students intending to study an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any of our schools and departments other than the University of Liverpool Management School.

The Pre-sessional English courses are delivered by University of Liverpool. 

Duration and Tuition Fees:

  • 6 weeks (Stage 5 entry) - £1,800
  • 10 weeks (Stage 4 entry) - £3,000
  • 19 weeks (Stage 3 entry) - £5,700
  • 29 weeks (Stage 2 entry) - £8,700
  • 40 weeks (Stage 1 entry) - £12,000

What are the main aims of the Pre-sessional Courses?

  • Help you to fulfil any remaining conditions of entry to your academic programme.
  • Develop your English language skills.
  • Improve your academic skills and language in preparation for academic study.
  • Raise your awareness of UK academic culture.
  • Help you to become a more autonomous learner.
  • Familiarise you with University systems, facilities and regulations.

Programme Structure


  • Language Development
  • Language Development II
  • Academic Skills
  • Language Development
  • Academic Skills II
  • General English for Academic Purposes Module
  • Discipline Specific English for Academic Purposes

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • 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.

    Schedule IELTS

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Academic Requirements

Our Pre-sessional English Courses commence at specific stages throughout the year.  The course you apply for will depend on your current English Language level and the English Language requirement for the academic programme that you wish to study. For more information please visit the programme website.

Living costs for Liverpool

  • 556 - 1040 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.

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.