Pre-sessional English course

We run a pre-sessional course for five weeks from mid-August each year.

Students who successfully complete CELL’s English Language courses and achieve CEFR B2 in all components are guaranteed progression onto DMU UG and PG programmes providing that all other admissions criteria have been met as indicated in your offer letter.

Pre-sessional - Entry/Exit levels
Route Entry Exit

Route 1

Pre-sessional A

 5.5  6.0

Pre-sessional B

 6.0/6.5  6.5-7.0

Route 2

Pre-sessional A

 5.0  5.5

Pre-sessional B

 5.5  6.0

Course length: Five weeks
Maximum class size: 25
Classroom hours per week: 17.5
Class and timetabled self-study times: Mon - Fri 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm

Aims of the course

To build on the English Language Preparation Programme giving you your final push before going onto your undergraduate or postgraduate course. It consolidates your academic English in all the four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking as well as ensuring you understand British academic life and culture. You will be assessed for your academic skills through a final test at the end of the course as well as writing a 1000 word essay, a 1000 word report and giving a 10 minute presentation.

If your offer is conditional on completing the Pre-sessional course, you must attend at least 80% of the course.

British Council Accredited

In 2008, The Centre for English Language Learning (CELL) was granted British Council Accreditation.   

For more information contact CELL:


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