International Pathways

JYA English PLUS

JYA English PLUS has been designed to meet the needs of students whose first language is not English. The programme consists of three parts:

  1. British and Academic Culture (BAC)
  2. Pre-sessional
  3. Kent Academic Term(s)

British and Academic Culture is designed to help students to become accustomed to their new study and learning environment. This is followed by the Pre-sessional course that develops students’ language and study skills required for UK academic study. In Kent Academic Terms, students study a series of academic models offered by a range of Academic Schools across the University of Kent.

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Full year programme

Sun 15 April 2018 Arrival
Mon 16 April - Fri 27 April 2018 British and Academic Culture
Mon 30 April - Fri 24 August 2018 17 weeks of Pre-sessional (including 1 reading week)
Mid-September: General and academic orientation along with other Kent
undergraduate students
Mon 24 Sept - Fri 14 December 2018 First term of academic study
  Winter break
Mon 14 January - Fri 5 April 2019 Second term of academic study
Fri 5 April 2019 Programme completed.
Sat 6 April 2019 Departure

From September, students select two modules (worth 30 credits) in English language from the following:

• LZ329: Developing English Language Skills
• LZ330: Extending English Language Skills.
• LZ335: Reading and Writing Academic Texts
• LZ336: Advanced Listening Skills for Academic Study
• LZ337: Applied Grammar for Academic Study

Most of our students also choose 90 credits of academic modules from those offered at Stage 1. However, if this level of study is too advanced, we offer foundation modules in History, Literature, Politics, Sociology, Philosophy, Business Management and Economics.
Please note: for advanced students the English language modules are optional – students can choose 120 credits from those offered at Stage 1 or 2.

 

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Part year programme

Sun 15 April 2018 Arrival
Mon 16 Apr - Fri 27 April 2018 British and Academic Culture
Mon 30 May - Fri 24 Aug 2018 17 weeks of Pre-sessional (including 1 reading week)
Mid-September: General and academic orientation along with other Kent undergraduate students
Mon 24 Sept - Fri 14 Dec 2018 First term of academic study
Fri 14 Dec 2018 Programme completed
Sat 15 Dec 2018 Departure

From September, students select one of the following modules in English language (worth 15 credits):

• LZ329: Developing English Language Skills
• LZ335: Reading and Writing Academic Texts
• LZ336: Advanced Listening Skills for Academic Study
• LZ337: Applied Grammar for Academic Study

Most of our students also choose 45 credits of academic modules from those offered at Stage 1. However, if this level of study is too advanced, we offer foundation modules in History, Literature, Politics, Sociology, Philosophy, Business Management and Economics.

Please note: for advanced students the English language module is optional – students can choose 60 credits from those offered at Stage 1 or 2.

 

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Entry Requirements

The language entry requirement for JYA English plus is 4.5–6.0 in IELTS with at least 4.5 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
Please note that, if you are will be applying for a Tier 4 student visa, you need to take the IELTS at a UKVI accredited centre. The correct test is called UKVI Academic IELTS.

We normally require a GPA of 3.0 or above (out of 4.0) or equivalent. However each application is considered on an individual basis.

 

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Programme Dates and Fees

Course Programme dates Tuition fees

JYA English PLUS full year

Mon 16 April 2018 - Fri 5 April 2019 £14,500

JYA English PLUS part year

Mon 16 April 2018 - Fri 14 Dec 2018 £10,500

Living Costs

You will find a brief guide to some of the main expenses including accommodation fees here.
Each student’s lifestyle is different and how much you will spend will depend on your own lifestyle.

 

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How to apply

To apply for JYA English PLUS you will need to make an application by 11 February 2018.

To complete your application, you need to supply the following supporting documents:

  • Certificates of your academic results to date
  • An academic reference
  • A personal statement
  • A copy of your passport

For more information, please email International Partnerships

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Centre for English and World Languages, Chipperfield Building, University of Kent, CT2 7PE

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 824401 or contact us

Last Updated: 03/07/2018