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Pre-sessional Programme

Language and study skills for international students

Accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK

The Programme focuses on the development of University-level academic language and study skills for those planning to undertake degree programmes delivered in English.

Please note these courses are only for those aged 18 years or older.

10 Week Programme 5 Week Programme 
About the course This 10-week programme is designed to raise students' IELTS score by 1.0. This 5-week programme is designed to raise students' IELTS score 0.5.
Entry Requirements Minimum entry requirement

IELTS
4.5 in all four components (reading, writing, speaking and listening) or equivalent.

For degree courses requiring a 5.5 overall
Minimum requirement 4.5

For degree courses requiring a 6.0 overall
Minimum requirement 5.0

For degree courses requiring a 6.5 overall
Minimum requirement 5.5

Minimum entry requirement

IELTS
5.0 in all four components (reading, writing, speaking and listening) or equivalent.

For degree courses requiring a 5.5 overall
Minimum requirement 5.0

For degree courses requiring a 6.0 overall
Minimum requirement 5.5

For degree courses requiring a 6.5 overall
Minimum requirement 6.0

Start date 17 June 2024 22 July 2024
End date 29 August 2024 29 August 2024
Fees £2,625 £1,470
How to apply
  • First apply for your undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme.
  • Wait until you receive an offer from us indicating you will need a higher English language test (e.g. IELTS) score or that you will need to take a Pre-Sessional course.
  • When you receive this, fill in the online form to apply for the Pre-Sessional programme (please specify 5-week or 10-week).
Pre-enrolment information We will send you a welcome letter with all the necessary information in advance of the programme start date. You are also welcome to contact business-school@chi.ac.uk if you have any questions.

The University of Chichester also accepts other tests as proof of language proficiency. You can see details on our English Language Requirements page.

Contact our Admissions team with any enquiries about English language tests.

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