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Academic English is a quick and intensive way for students to reach the IELTS level and academic language needed to progress to their university degree. The course offers progress of up to one IELTS band per term.

Features of the Academic English course:

  • Study 30 learning hours, with 25 hours face-to-face contact, and 5 hours of teacher-supported online language development.
  • Choose from two specialist modules on this personalised course.
  • Developed in partnership with Cambridge Assessment, tailored online assessment enables your progress to be accurately monitored.
  • Benefit from interactive lessons with small classes of no more than 16 students.
  • Free INTO Get Ready for English course available online pre-arrival.

You will:

  • Develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, and learn to communicate effectively in English.
  • Grow your vocabulary through discussion of current affairs.
  • Study real-world subjects to make learning come alive.
  • Learn to express your opinions and challenge the ideas of others.
  • Learn how to give presentations and write academic essays.
  • Access dedicated teaching and online resources to prepare you for your exams.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 4 months
    • Duration description

      1 - 4 Terms

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Core modules:
  • Integrated Language Skills
  • Teacher Supported Online Language Development
  • Engagement and Communicative Language Skill
  • Research and Study Skills
  • Preparation for International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Topics for University Study

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.

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General Requirements

Age requirements

  • 16 years and above. You must also meet the minimum age requirements for your chosen academic programme. Please contact INTO Admissions for further information.
English language requirements:
  • From IELTS 3.0.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4430 GBP/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4430 GBP per semester and a duration of 4 months.
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The tuition fee listed is for one term of Academic English only.

Living costs for Stirling

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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