If English is not your first language, you may need to join a PSE programme before starting your research degree at De Montfort University. This is a specialist programme to prepare international research degree students for research study in UK higher education.
The Research Degree PSE Programme is 8-weeks of semi-intensive study in English for Academic Purposes (EAP), aimed at prospective students who need to provide evidence of English ability to begin a PhD at De Montfort University.
The overall aims of the PSE are for students to:
• Develop ability in the four language skills of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking, to the level required for a PhD, equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall and no less than 5.5 in each component.
• Develop a vocabulary which is appropriate for various academic contexts, both spoken and written.
• Develop a range of study skills necessary for PhD study.
• Develop an awareness of UK Academic Culture, including key issues such as critical thinking, plagiarism and autonomy.
For further information, please visit our Research Degree PSE programme webpage.