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If you do not have the required English language level, you may wish to attend a pre-sessional English language course. The Pre-sessional English language course is available for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Courses vary in length depending on students' current level of English. Students on the course will aim for an overall IELTS equivalent score of 6 (undergraduate) or 6.5 (postgraduate).

All prices below include the cost of self-catered accommodation for the duration of the pre-sessional course as well as a £250 accommodation deposit.

University of Chester: Pre-sessional English Language – Summer 2018

6 Week Pre-sessional

  • UG Entry Requirements: IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each band
  • PG Entry Requirements: IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each band
  • Price: £2,585
  • Dates: 30th July - 7th September

10 Week Pre-sessional

  • UG Entry Requirements: IELTS 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in each band
  • PG Entry Requirements: IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each band
  • Price: £3,830
  • Dates: 2nd July - 7th September

14 Week Pre-sessional

  • UG Entry Requirements: IELTS 4.5 with no less than 4.5 in writing and 4.0 in all other bands
  • PG Entry Requirements: IELTS 5.0 with no less than 5.0 in writing and 4.5 in all other bands
  • Price: £5,125
  • Dates: 4th June - 7th September

Payment: All students are required to pay the full pre-sessional tuition fees plus a £3,000 deposit in order for us to issue a CAS.


We have guaranteed student accommodation for the entire duration of the Pre-Sessional English course. You will be automatically charged for allocated accommodation unless requested otherwise. Accommodation consists of a single occupancy, self-catered room with shared bathroom facilities.

If applicable, you will be offered a place on one of the above courses after an application has been submitted.