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Pre-sessional Information for Staff and Agents

Information on pre-sessional courses for University of Bath staff and external agents.

Course information

Programme Dates Tuition fees
20 week Pre-sessional English (full-time) Programme 20 April - 11 September 2020 £8,100
10 week Pre-sessional English (full-time) Programme 6 July - 11 September 2020 £4,050
5 week Pre-sessional English (full-time) Programme 6 August - 11 September 2020 £2,200

Course requirements

Current IELTS score Recommended course
No more than 0.5 of a band away from required IELTS scores (overall and elements) 5 week Pre-sessional English (full-time) Programme
No more than 1.0 of a band away from required IELTS scores (overall and elements) 10 week Pre-sessional English (full-time) Programme
No more than 2.0 of a band away from required IELTS scores (overall and elements) 20 week Pre-sessional English (full-time) Programme

Combined vs standalone offers

A standalone offer means that the pre-sessional course is separate from the degree course, and the student needs to apply for their pre-sessional course via the Skills Centre. We are only able to accept IELTS SELT certificates for standalone applications – these must be taken at a UKVI approved test centre.

A combined offer can only be made to postgraduate students, and means that the pre-sessional course is combined with a postgraduate degree, making a fourteen-month or thirteen-month course. Students may be eligible for a combined offer if their English level is within a 1.0 IELTS band of the entry requirements for their programme (and they have a minimum of 5.5 in each skill). Students must apply for a combined offer by contacting the Postgraduate Taught Admissions Team, or the School of Management.