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English for Academic Purposes, English Course

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    Application Deadline
  • 2 months


This English for Academic Purposes from The University of Manchester is ideal for you if you have a B1-B2 level of English (according to the CEFR) and you are aiming to continue to an undergraduate or postgraduate programme either at the University of Manchester or another university in an English speaking country.

Course description

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course lasts for between 1 and 3 terms (10 – 29 weeks). The course will provide you with the necessary academic English language proficiency to progress to a Pre-sessional or degree level course. The length of course you take will depend on your current level of English.

You will study for up to 24 hours per week (including tutorials and self-study) in classes of no more than 16 students. The course offers a combination of academic English language classes along with an introduction to academic study skills to help prepare for further study in the UK. The course will focus on the four language skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking, along with grammar, vocabulary and study skills.

Programme Structure

  • You will study for up to 24 hours per week including tutorials and periods of self-study. Core EAP classes will focus on all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), grammar, vocabulary and study skills.
  • You will also have classes in extended reading, culture and communication, grammar for writing and extended listening. 
  • One-to-one tutorials will take place on a regular basis throughout the course to allow students the opportunity to discuss their progression and individual English language learning needs. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 2 months
    • Duration description
      9 or 10 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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Academic Requirements

  • The minimum enrolment age is 18.
  • We require you to demonstrate a minimum level of English Proficiency to study on our full-time English Language courses. You must have a minimum IELTS 4.5 overall, with 4.5 in writing and no less than 4.0 in any other sub-skill (or equivalent at B1 on the CEFR). We also accept TOEFL iBT scores of 32 overall with 12 in writing and no less than 11 in any other sub-skill and 41 in Pearson Test of English.
  • This course is not suitable for advanced students (C1/C2 on the CEFR or IELTS 7.0 overall or in a subskill).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4150 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4150 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 2 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4150 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4150 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 2 months.
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Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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