Pre-sessional English Courses, English Course | Online (optional) | The University of Manchester | Manchester, United Kingdom
English Course On Campus Online

Pre-sessional English Courses

1 months
2160 GBP/full
2160 GBP/full
Tuition fee
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The Pre-sessional English Courses offered by The University of Manchester are designed to help you develop the academic skills you need to progress to a university foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate programme. 


If you have applied for a Pre-sessional English Courses at The University of Manchester but have not yet fully met the English language requirement for your academic course you may be eligible to study a pre-sessional course in order to meet those requirements.

We offer courses for 10 weeks, 6 weeks or 3 weeks. Your academic department will advise you on the length of course they would like you to take, and whether you need to take an IELTS/TOEFL exam at the end of your course.

Course description

  • Pre-sessional courses last for between 3 - 10 weeks and focus on improving your academic English. All our courses cover areas such as academic writing, note-taking and presentation skills. The length of course you will be required to take will be determined by the academic School to which you have applied, with advice from the ULC.
  • For students who do not have a conditional offer from the University of Manchester or who need a longer period of study, our English for Academic Purposes course would be more appropriate.


The Pre-sessional courses aim to:

  • develop students’ confidence and competence in using English in an academic environment
  • encourage independent learning
  • help students to be confident users of English in the wider environment beyond the University

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Students on our Pre-sessional courses will be continuously assessed throughout the course. 
  • You will complete written assignments and oral presentations. Unconditional offer holders will also be tested formally in their reading and listening skills. All assessment will contribute to your final ULC assessment band. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 1 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum enrolment age is 18.
  • The decision to allow you to study on a pre-sessional course and evidence your English language proficiency using ULC bands at the end of the course lies with your academic school. However, your school may ask you to take a recognised English language qualification such as IELTS.
  • You should contact your School or refer to your main course offer letter before applying for the pre-sessional course to check the details of your conditional offer. See the main University study pages for more information.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2160 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2160 GBP for the full programme during 1 months.
  • National

    2160 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2160 GBP for the full programme during 1 months.
  • 10 weeks -> £5400
  • 6 weeks -> £3240
  • 4 weeks -> £2160

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 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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