Foundation Department

Pre-sessional English Language Foundation Programmes

  • Full-time
  • Entry requirements: IELTS 5.0

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This course is suitable for students progressing onto undergraduate or postgraduate degree programmes. The minimum English level for admission is IELTS 5.0.

Students can expect to raise their English level by approximately 0.5 IELTS per term of study. So, if your current IELTS score is a 5.5 and your school of study requires a 6.5 for entrance onto the degree, you will usually be expected to take 2-terms of an English language course.

Please check the minimum academic entry requirements for your proposed degree before applying.

The University is a UKVI Tier 4 Sponsor.

Our Admissions Team will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Call us on +44 (0)1280 820227 or email:

Terms and conditions for prospective students

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