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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.

University of Chester: Pre-sessional English Language – Summer 2017

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: £1,500 (Cost does not include accommodation)
  • Dates:1st August – 8th September (Accommodation from 29th July - 23rd 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: £2,350 (Cost does not include accommodation)
  • Dates: 3rd July – 8th September (Accommodation from 1st July - 23rd September)

14 Week Pre-sessional

  • UG Entry Requirements: IELTS 4.5 with no less than 4.5 in Writing and 4.0 in remaining bands
  • PG Entry Requirements: IELTS 5.0 with no less than 5.0 in writing and 4.5 in all other bands
  • Price: £3,200 (Cost does not include accommodation)
  • Dates: 5th June – 8th September (Accommodation from 3rd June - 23rd 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.

Accommodation:

We have guaranteed student accommodation for the entire duration of the Pre-Sessional English course. The cost each week is £105 for a single occupancy, self-catered room with shared bathroom facilities. To apply for a room please email University of Chester’s Accommodation Services department directly at accommodation@chester.ac.uk, title your email ‘PSE Accommodation’, and include the following information:

  • Full Name
  • University of Chester Reference Number
  • Length of Pre-sessional course you are joining
  • Pre-sessional course start date