Pre-sessional English language courses
Our pre-sessional English courses are designed to improve your English language skills to the level required by your chosen degree at Stirling. The courses are delivered in partnership with global education leader, INTO University of Stirling.
Students can study a 12-week online course or an 8-week online course.
The online courses have been designed by our expert partners at INTO University of Stirling to provide the same high-quality level of teaching and student support as the on-campus courses.
12-week pre-sessional English online course - designed to improve your IELTS score by 1.0 in one or more skills
|7 June to 27 August 2021||£3,500|
8-week pre-sessional English course - designed to improve your IELTS score by 0.5 in one or more skills
|5 July to 27 August 2021||£2,000|
On campus courses
We're planning to offer two courses that will be taught face-to-face on campus in summer 2021. Please note this is subject to change based on government guidelines around the Coronavirus pandemic.
10 week pre-sessional English course: designed to improve your IELTS score by 1.0 in one or more skills
|21 June to 27 August 2021||£4,375|
6 week pre-sessional English course: designed to improve your IELTS score by 0.5 in one or more skills
|19 July to 27 August 2021||£2,755|
Pre-sessional English entry requirements
The online courses are suitable for students with current IELTS levels between 5.0 and 6.5.
The University accepts a wide variety of English language tests including IELTS (UKVI & NON-UKVI) and IELTS Indicator, PTE Academic, TOEFL iBT, Password English Language Testing, Duolingo English Test, and China College English Test (CET) for online pre-sessional English courses.
|IELTS and IELTS Indicator, Password Solo||TOEFL iBT||Pearsons Test of English Academic||Duolingo||CET4 (Total) Online PSE only||CET6 (Total) Online PSE only|
|5.0 overall with 5.0 in each part||63 overall with 15 in Listening, 14 in Reading, 19 in Speaking, 16 in Writing||36-41 overall with 36-41 in each part||75-80 overall and in each part||425||N/A|
|5.5 overall with 5.5 in each part||72 overall with 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking, 17 in Writing||42-49 overall with 42-49 in each part||85-90 overall and in each part||550-600||425|
|6.0 overall with 6.0 in each part||80 overall with 19 in Listening, 20 in Reading, 22 in Speaking, 19 in Writing||50-57 overall with 50-57 in each part||95-100 overall and in each part||650-700||550-600|
|6.5 overall with 6.5 in each part||88 overall with 21 in Listening, 22 in Reading, 23 in Speaking, 22 in Writing||58-64 overall with 58-64 in each part||105-110 overall and in each part||650-700||550-600|
|7.0 overall with 7.0 in each part||95 overall with 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing||65-72 overall with 65-72 in each part||115-120 overall and in each part||N/A||650-700|
How to apply
If you have already applied for a course and have received an offer from the University of Stirling, you can apply for our online Pre-sessional English language course via our portal.
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