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Academic English (15 hours a week), English Course

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Academic English (15 hours a week) at University of the Arts London (UAL) is ideal for you if:

  • you intend to study at a university or work in the UK or in another English-speaking country
  • you want to experience British life and culture before taking up your university place
  • you want to begin your university programme with a level of English that will allow you to communicate with confidence and to get the most from your studies
  • you want to improve your IELTS score through developing your academic English skills in order to gain admission to a university or for professional reasons.
  • You want to study in a British Council accredited school.

Key features

  • Focus on academic language skills: research and study skills, presentation skills, listening to lectures, note taking, extended writing
  • A variety of delivery modes to prepare for a university learning experience: seminars, lectures, project work, tutorials, private study
  • Specialist language and vocabulary input
  • Flexibility to add on other courses such as IELTS Preparation, Speaking Skills or English Plus


UAL Language Centre English courses are accredited by the British Council.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 1 months
    • Duration description

      4 to 24 weeks.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

What is included?

  • 15 hours of Academic English classes each week
  • Option to add 5 extra hours per week of IELTS Preparation or Speaking Skills, or 7 extra hours of art, fashion or media classes
  • Regular tutorials and reviews
  • Free Wi-Fi access across all UAL sites
  • Independent study facilities
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Insurance.


If you wish to improve your English skills on a short course before you attend university, this course is ideal. Many international students from all over the world attend our Academic English courses.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

What is the minimum age?

  • 18.
What is the minimum level of English?
  • Minimum IELTS score of 5.0 - maximum IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.
  • If your level is below this, we recommend that you start with a General English course and progress to Academic English once you have reached the required level. You will be provided with an online English test when you book your course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    290 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 290 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 1 months.
  • EU/EEA

    290 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 290 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 1 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • 2-4 weeks: £290
  • 8-12 weeks: £280
  • 16-20 weeks: £270
  • 24 weeks: £260

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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