English Language Courses

Pre-sessional English

GCU London offers Pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet the minimum English Language requirements for direct entry to their chosen postgraduate programme.

Our courses help students improve their English language skills and provide expert preparation for students who are already academically qualified to start a Master’s programme at GCU London.

Course description:

The Pre-sessional English courses run in both the summer (June to August) and in the autumn (October to December). You will be required to take one of the following, depending on your current language level and requirements;

  • 6-week Standard course (20 hours per week)
  • 6-week Intensive course (30 hours per week)
  • 10-week Standard course (20 hours per week)
  • 10-week Intensive course (30 hours per week)

Course aims:

These high quality Academic English courses prepare international students for academic study at a UK university. The Pre-sessional English course will enable you to improve your English language proficiency in the core skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, and to develop the academic study skills required for Master’s studies. 

Why take a Pre-sessional English Course?

Students who successfully complete the course and meet the minimum English language requirements for entry to their chosen Master’s course, are guaranteed an unconditional offer and entry to GCU London.

Loyalty Scholarships

International students who complete a GCU London Pre-sessional English course and progress onto their chosen GCU London Master's programme may receive up to £2,000 Loyalty Scholarships which will be subtracted from your tuition fees.

This Scholarship is awarded as a discount on the relevant standard tuition fee. 

Key Course facts

All sessions will be held online.

Those applying with an IELTS score of 0.5 below the admission criteria are recommended to take the 6-week programme. Those requiring an increase to their IELTS score of 1.0 are recommended to take the 10-week programme.

English language course dates & Tuition fee 2021:

Summer 2021

Pre-sessional English Course Course Dates Tuition fee 2021

10 week intensive

(30 hours per week)

14 June - 20 August  £3,750

10 week standard

(20 hours per week)

14 June - 20 August £2,500

6 week intensive

(30 hours per week)

12 July - 20 August £2,250

6 week standard

(20 hours per week)     

12 July - 20 August  £1,500

 Autumn 2021

Pre-sessional English Course Course Dates                                           Tuition fee 2021

10 week intensive

(30 hours per week)

11 October - 17 December £3,750

10 week standard

(20 hours per week)

11 October - 17 December £2,500

6 week intensive

(30 hours per week)

08 November - 17 December £2,250

6 week standard

(20 hours per week)

08 November - 17 December £1,500

 

How to apply

Complete our enquirer form here to allow our admissions team to contact you with further details.

To apply for a Pre-sessional English course you must have a valid UKVI IELTS test result (or other language qualification which is recognised by the University), and hold a conditional offer to study on a Master's programme at GCU London.

If you are applying to GCU London for the first time, you can apply for Pre-Sessional English by ticking the box on the postgraduate application form. If you have already received a Conditional Offer and require an improved IELTS score, please email our admissions team on admissions@gculondon.ac.uk.

If you have any further questions, please contact the admissions team on admissions@gculondon.ac.uk.