Academic Skills Centre

Songul Erken

Songul Erken, Turkey

10-week summer Pre-sessional (PSG4) 2016
MSc Molecular Biology

My experience of the Pre-sessional course was good teaching, quality learning materials and very friendly and helpful staff.

Course content

Our Pre-sessional learning experience offers a stimulating academic environment in which to prepare for your future studies. All our courses are designed to help you meet the English language entry requirements of your degree course*, communicate in English with confidence, develop your academic skills and adjust to UK university life.

Classes are interactive with a mix of pair work, group work, class discussions and peer review so you can develop a critical and reflective approach. In your independent study time, you will have the opportunity to explore your field of study and build your independence through mini research projects, and access to our online learning environment and Self Access Language Centre.

*If you complete your Pre-sessional course successfully, you will meet the English language entry requirements for your undergraduate, postgraduate taught or postgraduate research programme at Bath without having to retake a formal English language exam e.g. IELTS. You may need to take another formal English language exam if you have an offer from another UK university.

Delivered by an experienced and qualified team of teachers, key course components include:

  • English language development and academic skills classes (an average of 20 hours tuition per week)
  • lectures delivered by academics and other experts
  • independent and group research projects and presentations
  • 1:1 tutorials with your teacher or course leader
  • regular assessment and personalised feedback on your progress.

You will also benefit from:

  • small class sizes
  • an integrated Social and Cultural Programme
  • full access to University services and facilities on and off campus.

Our courses

Pre-sessional with entry points in January, April, July and August.
Pre-sessional (Management) with entry points in July and August.

Read one of our student stories to find out about the benefits of doing a Bath Pre-sessional English course.

Watch our latest video to find out more about the benefits of doing a Bath summer Pre-sessional. The content of the video will be of special interest to students intending to enter the Faculty of Engineering & Design.