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Academic English (20 hours a week), English Course

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 28 days


Academic English (20 hours a week) 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 taking up your university place
  • you want to begin your university programme with a level of English that will allow you to communicate with confidence 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.

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.
  • Flexibility to add on other types of courses such as IELTS Preparation, Speaking Skills or English Plus

Programme Structure

What is included?
  • 15 hours of Academic English classes each week
  • Option to add five extra hours per week of IELTS Preparation or Speaking Skills
  • Regular tutorials and reviews
  • Free Wi-Fi access across all UAL sites
  • Independent study facilities
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Insurance.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Start dates:

    • 1 April, 
    • 29 April, 
    • 3 June, 
    • 1 July, 
    • 29 July, 
    • 27 August, 
    • 23 September, 
    • 21 October, 
    • 18 November.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 28 days
    • Duration description

      Four 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 of English required: IELTS 5.0 – 6.5

Tuition Fee

  • International

    385 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 385 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 28 days.
  • EU/EEA

    385 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 385 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 28 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • 4 weeks: £385
  • 8-12 weeks: £370
  • 16-20 weeks: £355
  • 24 weeks: £340

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.

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