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Cardiff University provides an excellent opportunity for pre-university students holding offers from or applying to Cardiff University to take short courses in English for Academic Purposes.
Students can apply for our Summer "Pre-sessional" courses, which are are highly intensive and designed specifically for students who are going to study at Cardiff University in the Autumn.
The Pre-sessional English Course at Cardiff University is an 8 week or 10 week course undertaken in the summer months prior to September. It is a full-time, intensive English language programme specifically designed for international students with an offer to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level at Cardiff University.
Information on the Summer Pre-sessional courses can be found here.
Students applying for postgraduate research degrees starting in January can apply for our Postgraduate Research Pre-sessional course, which is specifically for students who need to improve their English language skills before joining the research environment at Cardiff. This course is a highly intensive three-month course starting in September and designed specifically for students who are planning to start their research degree study in January.
More information about the Postgraduate Research Pre-sessional is available here.
Successful completion of the Pre-sessional English Course can provide you with the level of English and study skills necessary to meet the requirements of, and participate fully in, your academic subject at Cardiff University.
To progress to your chosen degree, you may need to take the IELTS exam at the end of your course to meet the condition of your offer. For more information see the Progression page.
The length of your course depends on your level of English and academic requirements:
15 July to 6 September 2013
1 July to 6 September 2013
23 September to 13 December 2013
Please note that successful completion of a Pre-sessional summer course may not replace your condition of entry. Some offers will require you to take a recognised English language examination, such as IELTS (Academic), at the end of the course. For more information, please check your offer letter or contact your academic department.
The minimum English Language entry requirement for our Pre-sessional courses is IELTS (Academic) 6.0 (with at least 4.0 in all skill areas).
To apply, please complete the application form or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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