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University Language Centre

English for Academic Purposes

Our full-time English for Academic Purposes programme is designed to prepare you for your future degree, whilst studying in the vibrant culture of The University of Manchester. 

This course is ideal for you if you have a B1-B2 level of English (according to the CEFR) and you are aiming to continue to an undergraduate or postgraduate programme either at the University of Manchester or another university in an English speaking country.

We offer three terms of study from October to June, which leads nicely into our Pre-sessional courses in the summer. 

For further information please see our course description:

The University Language Centre is the highest ranked University Language Centre in the UK*, according to the British Council's Accreditation Scheme, with more strengths than any other University. 

*EL Gazette UK Language Centre Rankings 2019 https://www.elgazette.com/top-language-centres/

When does the course run?

Our EAP course runs from October to June wth 3 fixed start dates available. See our course dates and fees for further information

How long is the course?

The minimum period of study is 10 weeks. The length of course you choose will be dependent on your current level of English and the level you wish to attain at the end of the course. 

What is the class timetable?

You will study for 18 hours per week with an additional 5 hours of guided self-study. Classes are normally scheduled Monday to Friday between 09.30am - 3.30pm. You will be expected to do some homework and additional self-study. A timetable will be provided to you on your first day. For further details see the course description.

What is the minimum enrolment age?

The minimum enrolment age is 18.

Do I need a visa?

International students from outside the EU/EAA will require either a Short Term Study Visa or a Tier 4 General Student Visa. Students planning to go on to study on a summer Pre-sessional course will need to obtain a Tier 4 visa. More information can be found on the visa guidance page of the main University of Manchester website.

How do I apply?

Please see our how to apply page.

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