The pre-sessional courses are designed to help you develop the academic skills you need to progress to a university foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate programme.
If you have applied for a course at The University of Manchester but have not yet fully met the English language requirement for your academic course you may be eligible to study a pre-sessional course in order to meet those requirements.
For further information please see our course description.
We offer courses for 20 weeks, 10 weeks, 6 weeks or 3 weeks. Your academic department will advise you on the length of course they would like you to take, and whether you need to take an IELTS/TOEFL exam at the end of your course.
Students requiring longer study will be advised to follow the English for University Study pathway.
You will study for a minimum of 20 hours per week. Classes will usually take place Monday - Thursday from around 9:30am - 3.30pm and on Friday 9:30am - 1pm. You will be expected to do some homework and self-study.
The minimum enrolment age is 18.
International students from outside the EU/EAA will require a Tier 4 General Student Visa.
More information can be found on the visa guidance page of the main University of Manchester website.