Learn English

The University of Stirling offers you the following options to help you to improve your English. These range from a long-term, comprehensive programme to a short course for those who only need a little help. You will benefit both academically and culturally.


Pre-sessional English Course

The University of Stirling offers two study routes for students preparing for degree studies: a 12-week Pre-sessional for those who wish to increase their IELTS score by 1.0 and a 6-week Pre-sessional for students who wish to increase their IELTS score by 0.5.

Students holding an unconditional offer will be able to register on the 3-week Pre-sessional course. View full details of the pre-sessional courses on offer.


General English Course

Aims at developing and improving fluency and giving practice in all four language skills: listening and speaking (with integrated pronunciation) plus reading and writing (with integrated grammar).

IELTS preparation

This programme prepares students for all aspects of the IELTS test. The University will arrange for students to take the IELTS test in Glasgow or Edinburgh.

In-sessional support

The University of Stirling also offers English language and study skills support to international students during their studies.

Choose the programme which best suits your needs or contact: isp@stir.ac.uk

English for University Study

A flexible and intensive English language course to prepare you for your degree. Develop your knowledge, ability and confidence in a variety of skills that are essential for university study. Find out more.

Also, find out more about additional English language programmes offered in partnership with INTO.

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