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English for University Studies, English Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 3 months
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Upon successful completion, and subject to specific requirements, you will be guaranteed a place on one of our pathway programmes (including the International Foundation Programme and Graduate Certificate in Business).

In this English for University Studies programme from Northumbria Newcastle Branch you will then have a place on one of Northumbria University’s undergraduate or postgraduate programmes subject to successful completion of the pathway programme.

Key facts

  • Ideal for students who do not meet the language entry requirements for the pathway programme
  • Upon successful completion of this course, we will offer you guaranteed progression to one of our pathway programmes which provides a route to an undergraduate or postgraduate programme at Northumbria University
  • Develop your English language skills and learn in a university environment
  • Develop your awareness of academic culture in the UK as you integrate into student life within a UK university

Teaching and assessment

The programme is designed to provide a solid foundation to studying in a British university and you will benefit from staff who are used to supporting international students through this important transition.

Teaching and learning is carried out through seminars, lectures, tutorials and workshops, totalling between 16-20 hours per week. In addition, you will be expected to spend 15-20 hours a week on independent study through self-directed learning. Teaching and self-directed learning also makes use of the University’s electronic learning portal (Blackboard) where you will have access to a range of learning materials and you will be encouraged to use the technology in preparation for your future studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 3 months
    • Duration description

      1, 2 or 3 semesters (3, 6 or 9 months)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Reading and Writing 
  • Listening and Speaking 
  • Language Development

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Academic requirements

  • Meet the academic entry criteria of your target programme

English language requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement is 4.0 with no single element below 4.0
  • 4.0 – 4.5 for Band 1
  • 5.0 – 6.0 for Band 2

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3250 GBP per year and a duration of 3 months.
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Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

  • 560 - 1000 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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