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University Language Centre

English for University Study

Joining this pathway will give you the opportunity to develop your general English skills while addressing more specific personal, professional or academic needs through our target modules.

This pathway is designed for students who have A2-C1 level of English (according to the CEFR) who are aiming to continue to an undergraduate or postgraduate programme either at the University of Manchester or another university in an English speaking country.

For further information please see our course description:

When does the course run?

The courses run all year round, with various start points throughout the year. See our course dates and fees.

How long is the course?

The minimum period of study is four weeks. The length of course you choose will be dependent on your reasons for study.

What is the class timetable?

You will study for a minimum 20 hours per week: Monday to Friday. Classes are normally scheduled between 09.30am - 3.30pm. You will be expected to do some homework and 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. 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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