University of Bath

Improving your English language and academic skills

We offer a wide range of courses to help you develop your English language and academic communication skills to support your university study.

Students on a language skills course
Students taking part in a language skills course to get ready for academic study.

Pre-sessional English courses

Pre-sessional courses are specifically designed to help you, as an international student, prepare for study and adjust to life at university. They are externally accredited by BALEAP, the global forum for professionals of English for Academic Purposes.

If you have received an offer to study at Bath or another UK university, but you have not met the English language requirement of your degree course, our pre-sessional courses will help you:

  • communicate effectively in English
  • acquire well-developed academic skills
  • understand the demands of UK higher education
  • become a more confident and independent student

When you have successfully completed your pre-sessional course, you won't need to give us any more evidence of your English language abilities to study at Bath.

We have courses which run from September to June, and our intensive summer courses happen between July and September.

You need to pay a separate course fee for pre-sessional courses, unless you have a combined offer of admission.

Find out more about our pre-sessional courses