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Pre-sessional English course

Course type Course dates Application deadline* Action
Medium course – summer 27 Jun – 9 Sept 2016 17 June 2016 11am Closed
Short course – summer 1 Aug – 9 Sept 2016 22 July 2016 11am Closed
Medium course – autumn 3 Oct – 16 Dec 2016 23 Sep 2016 11am Closed
Short course – autumn 7 Nov – 16 Dec 2016 28 Oct 2016 11am Book now

*IMPORTANT: Please see "How to apply" for more guidance on application times.

Why choose this course?

Kingston University's Pre-sessional English course will develop your English language and study skills to prepare you for your main course at university. Our students are ambitious and motivated. They come from a wide range of countries and go on to study on a wide range of degree programmes. Our teaching and administrative team are both highly skilled and experienced in working with international students and we are committed to helping you successfully complete the course. Together this makes for an varied and stimulating academic experience.

Our courses will:

  • develop your academic English language skills so that you become more confident in your use of English and can participate fully on your chosen university programme;
  • develop the study skills you need at university;
  • develop your independence as a learner, which is an important skill for studying at British universities; and
  • introduce you to the University, Kingston and the surrounding area, helping you to settle in to your new environment and meet other students.

Student Arwa talks about the Pre-sessional English course in the following video:

Who are the courses for?

The courses are designed for international and European Union students who want to improve their English language skills and familiarise themselves with studying at university before starting studies at Kingston or another university.

This includes:

  • students who wish to prepare for university study and have met their English language requirement for their main course;
  • students who do not meet the English language entry requirements for their chosen foundation, undergraduate, pre-masters or postgraduate course;
  • students joining Kingston University as part of an exchange programme (eg Erasmus or Study Abroad); and
  • students planning to study at another British university.

Contact us

Pre-sessional administrator
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7042
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7790

Contact us

Pre-sessional administrator
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7042
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7790

See what it's like

See our video of Kingston upon Thames, taking in the bustling town centre and riverside.

Pre-sessional course accreditation

Pre-sessional course accreditation

Our pre-sessional English course is accredited by the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP). This organisation sets rigorous criteria to ensure that courses in English language and study skills for speakers of other languages are of a high standard and provide an excellent quality of service.

Pre-arrival videos

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