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Pre-sessional English Courses

Our pre-sessional courses take place before you start your degree at Kent. They focus on developing your English language & study skills so you can meet the level of proficiency needed for your degree.

 

Why study Pre-sessional?

These courses are specially designed to prepare international students for study at Kent, developing skills in:

  • UK academic culture and familiarity with the facilities, IT systems and e-learning platforms on campus
  • Academic reading, writing and critical thinking and using academic sources
  • Listening to lectures and in the general academic environment; using information and note-taking
  • Speaking in seminars, delivering presentations

Further benefits of studying on a Pre-sessional course

  • A chance to meet other students through a variety of organised social events (most events are free of charge)
  • Accommodation offered for your main programme of study (if you apply for it before the end of July)
  • Free Tier 4 visa application service delivered by Kent Union with assistance from CEWL
  • Special pre-registration and payment day for your main programme of study prior to the University arrivals weekend to avoid queuing
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See what a pre-sessional course at Kent is like according to the winners of our Pre-sessional video competition

 

 

 

This course has helped me learn the proper way of writing essays, including how to reference and generally improve my academic skills.

~ 5 week course student

 

 

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Course Dates and Fees

We offer a series of pre-sessional courses throughout the academic year. They range from 17 to 5 weeks. All of the courses are available at our Canterbury campus and the six-week course is also taught at our Brussels centre. Which course you take depends on your current level of English and the level required for your future degree.

If you plan to study at our Medway campus, please note that your pre-sessional course is likely to take place in Canterbury.

Course IELTS entry level IELTS exit level Dates Tuition fees only Tuition fees and accommodation Application deadline

 

17 weeks

 

5.0 IELTS (with minimum of 5.0 in all skills)


5.5 IELTS (with minimum of 5.5 in all skills)

6.5

 

7.0

29 April 2018 - 24 August 2018

 

£5,040


£7,560 30 March 2018

10 weeks

5.5 IELTS (with a minimum of 5.5 in reading and writing and 5.0 in listening and speaking)

 

 

6.0 IELTS (with minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing and 5.5 in listening and speaking)

6.5

 

 

7.0

17 June 2018 -

24 August 2018

£3,150

£4,788

 

£5,575 (en suite)

25 May 2018

6 weeks

6.0 IELTS (with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing and 5.5 in listening and speaking)

 

6.5 IELTS (with minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing and 6.0 in listening and speaking)

6.5

 

 

7.0

15 July 2018 -

24 August 2018

£1,890

£3,006

 

£3,542 (en suite)

22 June 2018
6 weeks (Brussels)

6.0 IELTS (with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing and 5.5 in listening and speaking)

 

6.5 IELTS (with minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing and 6.0 in listening and speaking)

6.5

 

 

7.0

15 July 2018 -

24 August 2018

€2,750
Kent does not offer campus accommodation in Brussels. For advice on rental options, see here 22 June 2018
5 weeks This course is for students who already have an unconditional firm offer for their Kent degree, but who wish to take a pre-sessional course before starting their degree. N/A

12 August 2018 -

14 September 2018

£1,050

£1,662

 

£1,956 (en suite)

23 July 2018

Please note, if your scores in any section of the test are lower than your overall grade, we may require you to join a longer course than may appear to fit your needs in the table above.

For further information, please contact: the Pre-sessional admin team, pathways@kent.ac.uk

Tel: (+44) (0)1227 82 4401

 

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Entry Requirements

This is a summary of the requirements for each course. Contact us if you require any further information or have any questions.

Tier 4 visa students, please note: your IELTS test must have been taken at a UKVI approved centre and the certificate must bear the UKVI number.


Course name IELTS

17 Weeks

 

5.0 IELTS (with a minimum of 5.0 in all skills) to achieve an exit level of 6.5

5.5 IELTS (with a minimum of 5.5 in reading and writing and 5.0 in listening and speaking) to achieve an exit level of 7.0

10 Weeks

 

5.5 IELTS (with a minimum of 5.5 in reading and writing and 5.0 in listening and speaking) to achieve an exit level of 6.5

5.5 IELTS (with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing and 5.5 in listening and speaking) to achieve an exit level of 7.0

6 Weeks

 

6.0 IELTS (with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing and 5.5 in listening and speaking) to achieve an exit level of 6.5

6.5 IELTS (with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing and 6.0 in listening and speaking) to achieve an exit level of 7.0

6 Weeks (Brussels)

6.0 IELTS with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading, Writing and 5.0 in Listening and Speaking to achieve an exit level of 6.5

or

6.5 IELTS with a minimum of 6.5 in Reading & Writing and 5.5 in Listening and Speaking to achieve an exit level of 7.0

5 Weeks

No English language requirements for this course, but you must hold an unconditional offer for your main programme of study.

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Course Options

17 Weeks

This course (May to August) is delivered in Canterbury with approximately 25 hours of classes per week.

The programme is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate International students intending to study at Kent, who do not have the required level of English to allow them to start their intended degree programme; this includes all degree programmes with an entry requirement of IELTS 6.5, 7.0 or equivalent. If you complete the Pre-sessional Course, and achieve a final grade which meets your condition of entry, you will not need to take an IELTS examination.

For more information, click here

10 Weeks

This course (June to August) is delivered in Canterbury with approximately 25 hours of classes per week. 

The programme is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate International students intending to study at Kent, who do not have the required level of English to allow them to start their intended degree programme; this includes all degree programmes with an entry requirement of IELTS 6.0, 6.5, 7.0 or equivalent. If you complete the Pre-sessional Course, and achieve a final grade which meets your condition of entry, you will not need to take an IELTS examination.

For more information, click here

6 Weeks

This intensive course (July to August) is delivered in Canterbury* with approximately 25 hours of classes per week.

The programme is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate International students intending to study at Kent, who do not have the required level of English to allow them to start their intended degree programme; this includes all degree programmes with an entry requirement of IELTS 6.5, 7.0 or equivalent. If you complete the Pre-sessional Course, and achieve a final grade which meets your condition of entry, you will not need to take an IELTS examination.

For more information, click here

6 Weeks (Brussels)

This intensive course (July to August) is delivered at our Brussels School of International Studies, with approximately 25 hours of classes per week.

The programme is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate International students intending to study at Kent, who do not have the required level of English to allow them to start their intended degree programme; this includes all degree programmes with an entry requirement of IELTS 6.5, 7.0 or equivalent. If you complete the Pre-sessional Course, and achieve a final grade which meets your condition of entry, you will not need to take an IELTS examination.

For more information, click here

5 Weeks

This intensive course (August to September) is delivered in Canterbury and has approximately 25 hours of classes per week (for 4 weeks), with feedback provided through one-to-one tutorials with your tutor during final week.

The programme is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate International students intending to study at Kent, who have already met the English language requirements related to their academic course and hold an unconditional offer.

For more information, click here

 

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Terms and Conditions

Refunds:

Notification of your withdrawal from any Pre-sessional course must be sent by email to the Presessional mailbox (pathways@kent.ac.uk) as soon as you know that you will not be attending the course and prior to travelling to the UK. A £250 administration fee will be retained from your full payment. If your visa has been refused, please also ensure that you forward your visa refusal letter to us as soon as you receive it.

Please note: Attendance on any of our Pre-sessional courses does not guarantee that you will automatically progress onto a main programme of studies with the University of Kent.

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Centre for English and World Languages, Keynes College, University of Kent, CT2 7NP

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

Last Updated: 09/01/2018