Academic Skills Centre

Pre-sessional students

 

Pre-sessional Management (PSM) Artem Garusev

I really enjoyed the PSM course. Useful materials, well structured, important skills development

— Artem Garusev, Pre-sessional Management & MBA student 2014-15

 

For future students

Pre-sessional programme

If you are applying for an undergraduate, Masters or research degree programme at the University of Bath or another university and you need to improve your English language level, we have a number of courses available to help you.

We deliver three Pre-sessional courses to prepare students for study at university. 

To choose the right course for you, consider your current English language level and future degree programme.

You should apply for Pre-sessional Preparation (PSP), if:

  • your English language level is IELTS 3.5-4.5 (or equivalent)
  • you want to study academic English with a focus on writing, reading and language accuracy.

You should apply for Pre-sessional General (PSG), if:

  • your English language level is IELTS 5.0 or above (or equivalent)
  • you want to improve your academic English and study skills in order to join an undergraduate or postgraduate programme in the future.

You should apply for Pre-sessional Management (PSM), if:

  • your English language level is IELTS 5.0 or above (or equivalent)
  • you want to improve your academic English and study skills in order to join a degree programme in Business or Management.

If you are not sure, we have more information to help you choose which course you need.  

Disclaimer: The Skills Centre will make all reasonable efforts to deliver planned Pre-sessional courses in the periods September to June. However, if student numbers are not sufficient to form a cohort, we may need to withdraw a Pre-sessional course, and we reserve the right to do so, before any formal offers are made. If it is necessary to withdraw such a course we will endeavour to do so 8 weeks before its due start date and we will always announce it at the earliest possible opportunity.

Features of our courses

All our courses offer:

  • academic language development
  • academic study skills including essay and report writing, and presentation skills
  • lectures, tutorials and educational visits
  • small class sizes
  • full access to all university services
  • advice and help with the university application process.

Read about a typical student's day to find out more about student life on a Pre-sessional course.

Combined offers

If you have an offer for a taught postgraduate degree within the University of Bath, and you meet all the conditions of this offer except for the English language requirement, you may be eligible for a combined offer of admission.  Please note that you will need to apply to your Graduate School for a combined offer, not to the ASC.