Programme details

  • Duration: 4 - 44 weeks
  • Fee: See Fees tab

Pre-Sessional Course Overview

This course is for you if you: 

  • Are looking for an overview of academic culture in the UK 
  • Currently hold an offer for a degree programme at Regent’s or another UK university 
  • Want to develop your general and academic English  
  • Want to explore different types of academic assessment 
  • Want a flexible course, tailored to your individual needs and personal goals 
  • Are interested in joining extra-curricular activities provided by Regent’s* 
  • Want to use the University’s facilities – library, study areas, café 

Upon successful completion of the course, you can progress directly to you chosen degree course at Regent’s (provided you have met the course requirements) and you will not need to take IELTS. Students receive a certificate detailing their CEFR band in each of the skills.   

If you have any questions or would simply like to chat through your options, please get in touch via email at [email protected].  


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Click on 'book now' and submit an online form. You will be asked to provide a copy of your passport and pay a deposit fee. Once we’ve received your online form and deposit, we are going to contact you via email to finalise your booking.


 Duration Tuition
 4 weeks £1,640
 6 weeks £2,460
 8 weeks £3,280
 10 weeks £4,100
 12 weeks £4,920
 16 weeks £6,560
 20 weeks £7,600
 24 weeks £9,120
 34 weeks £11,560
 44 weeks £14,960

These fees will apply from 01 January 2023 until 31 December 2023.

Fees include:

  • The university induction
  • English language lessons
  • Access to the library and virtual learning environment
  • Access to extra-curricular activities (weekly Conversation Club, London trips)
  • Access to Student Support services
  • Course certificate and monthly progress reports

Additional fees:

Course registration fee: £60

Accommodation booking fee: £100

Materials fee based on duration

Duration Material cost
2 - 16 weeks £30
17 - 24 weeks £60
25+ weeks £90


Teaching and assessment

Practical learning 

To prepare you for a degree level course at Regent’s (or another English-speaking university) this course covers: 

  • Academic reading, writing listening and speaking 
  • Study skills, note-taking, presentation skills 

Classes are practical, fun and engaging with a focus on task-based activities that promote critical thinking, problem-solving and an understanding of British culture.  

You’ll do much more than complete worksheets: you’ll practise your presentation skills, learn to write professional and personal emails and talk to classmates about topics relevant to you. 

Outside the classroom, our weekly Conversation Club offers the chance to improve your fluency   and boost your confidence by mixing with other students. 

Plus, informal class trips take you on walking tours to London’s top sights, like the River Thames, where you’ll test your language skills through mini challenges as you explore the city. 

Personal support 

You’ll learn in a supportive, personalised environment where staff and students get to know each other by name.  

All students take a placement test on their first day, followed by regular progress tests. Staff will give continuous feedback and regular one-to-one tutorials are available. 

Course Schedule 

Monday to Thursday (21 hours per week) 

09:15-11:00 – lessons 
11:00-11:15 – break 
11:15-12:30 – lessons 
12:30-13:30 – lunch 
13:30-15:00 – lessons 


09:15-11:00 – lessons 
11:00-11:15 – break 
11:15-12:30 – lessons 

On Friday afternoons you can have free time or participate in extra-curricular activities – from walking tours of London’s sights to our informal Conversation Club. 

Sample itinerary


Entry requirements

Please check the entry level criteria for each pre-sessional course. Download the pre-sessional entry criteria.

    To identify your current level of English, we offer a free English proficiency test and an informal interview – book now

    You must also hold an offer for a degree programme at Regent’s or any other UK-based university. The entry requirements for degree programmes at Regent’s are: 

    • Foundation 5.5 (with a min. of 5.5 in each skill) 
    • Undergraduate 6.0 (with a min. of 5.5 in each skill) 
    • Postgraduate 6.5 (with a min. of 5.5 in each skill) 

    Terms and conditions

    Payment, Cancellation and Refund Policy

    • All fees must be paid two weeks prior to course start date 
    • The course deposit and housing fee is non-refundable 
    • Other fees are refundable up to two weeks prior to start date 
    • You can change/cancel a homestay with two weeks’ notice (for over four weeks)
    • By cancelling campus accommodation, you'll be charged a cancellation rate 
    • Refunds will be sent within 30 days. Post and bank fees will be deducted  
    • No refunds will be given once the course has started 

    For full terms and conditions visit our ELC Policies & Procedures page.

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    Class information 

    •    Please note all our classes have a maximum of 15 students

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