Pre-sessional Courses

COVID-19 Update

The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is our highest priority. To help keep everyone safe, we have made some changes to our courses.  Our 10-week course will now be online only.

The 6-week and 4-week courses continue to be both online and on-campus. As part of your application to these courses, we ask you to confirm your preference for online or on-campus study.

To help you plan your studies, we will give you a further update by 21st April 2021.

We offer 10, 6 and 4 week courses:

Online course dates        
On-campus course dates   
Pre-course welcome week     

 If you have made an application to The University of Manchester, but do not have the English language requirements for your degree programme, a Pre-sessional course may be appropriate in helping you achieve the level you need. 

Our Pre-sessional courses are intensive and academically challenging. They have been designed to help you develop the language and academic skills you need to progress onto your course at The University of Manchester.

We offer 10, 6 and 4 week courses. The length of the course you study on will depend on your current English language level, and the level required for the degree programme you are applying to. 

If your School requires you to study on our 10-week course, you can study with us online from your home country.

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August  Sept.

If your School requires you to study on our 6-week course, you currently have 2 choices:

  1. study online for 6 weeks;
  2. study on-campus in Manchester for 6 weeks.
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  July August Sept.

If you have achieved your English language requirements, but would like to develop your academic skills, you currently have 2 choices:

  1. study online for 4 weeks;
  2. study on-campus in Manchester for 4 weeks.
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  August Sept.

Even if you passed the language exams, you can still participate in Pre-sessional courses. It is a good place for you to make new friends and will of course help you take a further step in your English skills.

Junjie Wang from China / studying on the online 10-week Pre-sessional course in 2020.

On all of our courses there are tutor-led lessons with interactive tasks. You will complete these interactive tasks outside of class in both small study groups and individually. Online and on-campus options follow the same programme.

All University of Manchester courses are taught by enthusiastic, qualified and experienced tutors. Our courses are accredited by The British Council and BALEAP and we are proud we are recognised as the number one University Language Centre in the UK*

*according to the EL Gazette University Language Centre ranking 2019 & 2020.