English Language

UWE Bristol offers a series of courses to help you improve your English Language skills in the UK before studying for a degree at our University.

Pre-Sessional English Programme

This programme is designed for international students who need to acquire the level of English language skills required to undertake a course of Higher Education at UWE Bristol

You must have already applied for a UWE Bristol degree programme and have a UWE Welcome ID to be eligible to study Pre-Sessional courses at UWE Bristol.

Our Pre-Sessional courses enable you to cope with all aspects of studying and living in the UK, including:

  • Understanding Lectures
  • Understanding academic texts
  • Participating in seminars and discussions
  • Presentation skills
  • Working in groups and individually
  • UK culture
  • Assessment preparation
  • Subject specific lectures (available for selected subject areas)
  • Social activities including days out shopping or in Bristol

Course details

The course is offered in a variety of durations depending on your current English ability level.

Degrees starting 2017

Intensive Pre-sessional for main programmes starting in January 2017

Start date End date Duration IELTS entry level Price Hours per week
19 September 2016 16 December 2016 12 weeks 5.0 (UG), 5.5 (PG) £3,630 22.5
17 October 2016 16 December 2016 8 weeks 5.5 (UG), 6.0 (PG)  £2,420 22.5

Standard Pre-sessional for main programmes starting September 2017

Start date End date Duration IELTS entry level Price Hours per week
3 October 2016 1 September 2017 36 weeks 4.0 (UG), 4.5 (PG) £10,285 18
16 January 2017 1 September 2017 26 weeks 4.5 (UG), 5.0 (PG) £7,535 18
24 April 2017 1 September 2017 16 weeks 5.0 (UG), 5.5 (PG) £4,785 18

Intensive Pre-sessional for main programmes starting in September 2017

Start date End date Duration IELTS entry level Price Hours per week
8 May 2017 1 September 2017 17 weeks 4.5 (UG), 5.0 (PG) £5,445 22.5
19 June 2017 1 September 2017 11 weeks 5.0 (UG), 5.5 (PG) £3,630 22.5
24 July 2017 1 September 2017 6 weeks 5.5 (UG), 6.0 (PG) £2,050 22.5
29 August 2017 8 September 2017 2 weeks 6.0 (UG), 6.5 (PG) Applicants with overall required score but with one skill at IELTS 5.0 £500 22.5

All international students who have accepted an unconditional offer to study a degree at UWE are eligible to enfrol on a free two-week English Language and Academic Cutlure (ELAC) course.

English Language and Academic Culture (ELAC) 2 week intensive 2017

Start date End date Duration IELTS entry level Price Hours per week
29 August 2017 8 September 2017 2 weeks 6.0 (UG), 6.5 (PG) Free 22.5

 UWE only accepts UK Border Agency (UKBA) approved Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) as evidence of English language ability.

Please see the UWE Bristol web pages for English language requirements for more details about these tests and for further information about the Pre-Sessional English Programme including how to apply.