Pre-sessional English courses

Notice

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, all our summer 2020 Pre-sessional English courses will be run online, through a combination of live remote classes and interactive distance learning materials developed by our CELL team. I can assure you that you will receive our usual excellent standard of teaching, and that successful completion of the course will enable you to meet the English entry requirement for your bachelor's or master’s programme at DMU (Philip Rule, Director of CELL).

We understand that this can be a difficult and worrying time for everyone. For more information about COVID-19 and DMU’s response, please visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Advice and information page. We particularly recommend reading our information for international students page.

Pre-sessional English courses allow you to study English with the objective of reaching the language requirements necessary to enrol on your chosen undergraduate or postgraduate course. On a Pre-sessional English course, you will learn and improve your:

  • vocabulary
  • grammar
  • writing
  • listening
  • reading
  • speaking

As well as this, you will be able to develop study skills such as independent learning, critical thinking and research. These skills are all vital for successful study at undergraduate and postgraduate level at DMU. 

If you have already reached the required level, attendance at the Pre-sessional is not compulsory but highly recommended. Non-DMU students are also welcome to study English at the university on the standard route.

If your English is at a low, pre-intermediate level, such as IELTS 3.0, you are recommended to complete the Intensive General English Course (IGEC). 

Which course(s) do you need?

Find your current IELTS level in the table. The first tick (✔) that is below it indicates which Pre-sessional English language courses you will need to begin from.

To achieve an IELTS equivalent of 6.0, which is necessary for enrolling onto many DMU undergraduate courses, you will need to complete Route 1 (with Pre-sessional D as your final course).

To achieve an IELTS equivalent of 6.5, which is necessary for students applying for MPhil/PhD study, you will need to complete Route 2 (with Pre-sessional E as your final course).

Each course is intended to raise your English level by the equivalent of 0.5 of an IELTS score.

 

Which English language courses do you need to take?
Course IELTS 3.0 IELTS 3.5 IELTS 4.0 IELTS 4.5 IELTS 5.0 IELTS 5.5 IELTS 6.0
IGEC/PREPP

 

 

 

 

 

Route 2Route 1
Pre-sessional A


 

 

 

 

Pre-sessional B

 

 

 

Pre-sessional C

 

 

Pre-sessional D

 

Pre-sessional E    

Fees and dates 

Below are the dates for the intensive general English courses and pre-sessional courses.

Course dates and fees 2019/20
Course (entry IELTS) Exit 
IELTS*
Start and end dateCostDuration
Online Pre-sessional English Language course - 10-15 hours per week of face-to-face teaching plus asynchronous instruction
B (IELTS 4.5) 5.0 15 June 2020 - 17 July 2020 £1,275 5 weeks
C (IELTS 5.0) 5.5 20 July 2020 - 14 Aug 2020 £1,062 4 weeks
D (IELTS 5.5) 6.0 17 Aug 2020 - 11 Sept 2020 £1,062 4 weeks

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Course dates and fees 2019/20

Course (entry IELTS)Exit
IELTS*
Start and end dateCostDuration
Intensive General English Course - 21 Hours Per Week
IGEC Autumn (IELTS 3.0) 3.5 14 Oct 2019 - 13 Dec 2019 £3,013 9 weeks
IGEC Spring (IELTS 3.5) 4.0 6 Jan 2020 - 28 Feb 2020 £2,678 8 weeks
Online Pre-sessional English Language course - 10-15 hours per week of face-to-face teaching plus asynchronous instruction
C (IELTS 5.0) 5.5 15 June 2020 - 17 July 2020 £1,275 5 weeks
D (IELTS 5.5) 6.0 20 July 2020 - 14 Aug 2020 £1,062 4 weeks
E (IELTS 6.0) 6.5 17 Aug 2020 - 11 Sept 2020 £1,062 4 weeks

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*IELTS equivalent

Note: All fees are subject to change.

New course dates and fees for 2020/21 are being decided and we will add information here as soon as we can. If you have a specific query about our courses from October, please email englishlanguage@dmu.ac.uk.

 


 

For more information, please contact us at:

E: englishlanguage@dmu.ac.uk

Click here to view the Centre for English Language Learning (CELL) brochure.

 
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