Pre-sessional English language courses for students starting a degree course in September 2021

We are running a range of pre-sessional English courses:

Online courses

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.

Online PSE courses
Column one lists the course, column two lists the course dates, column three lists the fee
CourseDatesEntry requirementsFeesApplication deadline

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

The courses are suitable for students with current IELTS levels between 5.0 and 6.5.

See the English language tests the University accepts.

£3,500 Monday 31 May 2021

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 Monday 28 June 2021

Online course features

  • 25 learning hours delivered per week for the 12-week and 8-week online courses.
  • Half of the teaching will be delivered live through a state-of-the-art virtual classroom, enabling students to engage with other students and with the lecturer.
  • Live virtual classroom sessions will be delivered within the hours of 8:30 and 13:00 GMT.
  • Classes are delivered by experienced and qualified English language teaching staff.
  • Classes will include lectures, interactive quizzes, video, group projects, presentations and writing practice.
  • Students will develop and enhance their skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, research and presentation.
  • Students will be able to balance their study time between live virtual classroom sessions, self-study and group work with fellow students.
  • An IELTS equivalent score at the end of the course.

Online course assessment

Students will have a number of formal tests over the course and a final assessment at the end of the programme.

Accessing online course content

The course will be accessed through INTO University of Stirling’s online learning platform and live virtual classroom technology.

As we approach the start date for your course, you will be sent an email with a unique link and instructions on how to join.

Equipment needed for the online course

To ensure that you can fully participate, it is essential that you have:

  • a desktop or laptop computer
  • good quality headphones and microphone
  • a web camera
  • a reliable internet connection

On campus courses

We're planning to offer a 6 week course 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.

On campus PSE courses
Column one lists the course, column two lists the course dates, column three lists the fee
CourseDatesEntry requirementsFeesApplication deadline

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

The course is suitable for students with current IELTS levels between 5.0 and 6.5.

See the English language tests the University accepts.

£2,755 Monday 5 July 2021

On campus course features

  • 25 learning hours delivered per week for the 6 week course
  • On campus teaching will be delivered in the INTO Building and Cottrell Building, allowing you to study in the heart of the University campus
  • Classes will typically run from 09:30-12:00 then 13:00-15:30
  • Classes are delivered by experienced and qualified English language teaching staff
  • Classes will include lectures, interactive quizzes, video, group projects, presentations and writing practice.
  • Students will develop and enhance their skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, research and presentation.
  • Students will be able to balance their study time between live virtual classroom sessions, self-study and group work with fellow students.
  • An IELTS equivalent score at the end of the course.

On campus course assessment

Students will have a number of formal tests over the course and a final assessment at the end of the programme.

Accommodation

Students need to apply for accommodation separately to applying for the course. Once you have accepted your offer to study at the University of Stirling, you will gain access to the University’s online Applicant Portal – where you can apply for your accommodation. Your accommodation fees are to be paid to the University of Stirling through the online Applicant Portal when you accept your offer of accommodation.

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. 

Want to find out more?

Find out more about studying at Stirling or our pre-sessional English courses.