On passing the module, we’d expect your IELTS scores to be in the range of 6.5–7.0. Aimed at those studying (or planning to study) internationally or in the UK, this online module will improve your performance in English-taught university study. It will develop your academic reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, enabling you to study successfully.
At the end of the English for Academic Purposes Online course offered at The Open University UK, you’ll have developed your understanding and practice of:
You’ll have a tutor to help you with the study materials and to mark and comment on your work. You’ll be able to ask your tutor for advice and guidance and, if you’re new to The Open University, help you with study methods.
An important element of the module is the feedback you receive from your tutor on the work you do as part of the module. Feedback provides the basis for your development as a student, and you will be able to contact your tutor by email or phone throughout the module.
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.
StudyPortals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.