10 Week English

The Global Study Centre pre-sessional programmes are provided by the University of Leicester Centre for International Training and Education (CITE). CITE is accredited by the British Council and has nearly 30 years of experience in offering pre-sessional English.

Successful completion meets the English language requirement for all Global Study Centre programmes. There is no need to take another English language test, such as IELTS.

Why take a pre-sessional English course?

  • Develop your English to the level required for admission onto the foundation programme
  • Focus on academic English and study skills 
  • Familiarise yourself with UK study culture
  • Practice language skills in an English-speaking environment
  • Familiarise yourself with the campus and the city environment 

About the pre-sessional English

  • High pass rates
  • Maximum class size of 16
  • Qualified and friendly teachers
  • 21 hours of classes per week
  • All study materials provided
  • Course day trip
  • Extra curriculum activities such as English CLUB, Book Club and Newspod (dependent on intake)
  • Access to all university facilities, such as the library and IT account
  • Student accommodation available

About the Centre for International Training and Education

  • 30 years’ experience of offering English support for University of Leicester students
  • British Council accredited for English language teaching to adults
  • One of the largest departments of its kind in the UK
  • Ranked among the top three university departments of its kind in the UK by the British Council 


July (leading into September intake) October (leading into January intake)



Entry Level


4.5 minimum in all bands

IELTS for UKVI required

Age 18 and above

Course Date

8th July – 13th September 2019

7th October – 13th December 2019


21 hours per week

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