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Entry requirements, fees, start dates and length of study

* Key to course abbreviations

EAP – English for Academic Purposes
LEAP – Learning English for Academic Purposes
SPEAP – Summer Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes
APEAP – Autumn Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes

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Course* LEAP (students then study on APEAP) SPEAP 10 weeks (degree starts in Sept / Oct 14) SPEAP 5 weeks (degree starts in Sept / Oct 14) APEAP 10 weeks (degree starts in Jan / Feb 15) APEAP 5 weeks (degree starts in Jan / Feb 15) LEAP Entry requirement
Start date June June August September November September  
16/06/14–22/08/14 30/06/14–05/09/14 04/08/14–05/09/14 29/09/14–05/12/14 03/11/14–05/12/14 15/09/14–04/09/15
Number of weeks in total 10 10 5 10 5 42  
Fee £2,500
(21hrs / week)
£2,500
(21hrs / week)
£1,250
(21hrs / week)
£2,600 (21hrs / week) £1,300 (21hrs / week) £9,320
(15hrs / week LEAP for 32 weeks + 21hrs / week SPEAP for 10 weeks)
 
 
£10,920
(21hrs / week LEAP for 32 weeks+ 21hrs / week SPEAP for 10 weeks)
Your current IELTS score Minimum
4
Minimum
5
Minimum
5.5
Minimum
5
Minimum
5.5
Minimum
4
6.0 needed to start degree
Your current IELTS score Minimum
4.5
Minimum
5.5
Minimum
6
Minimum
5.5
Minimum
6
Minimum
4
6.5 needed to start degree
Your current IELTS score Minimum
5
Minimum
6
Minimum
6.5
Minimum
6
Minimum
6.5
Minimum
4.5
7.0 needed to start degree

Example one

If your degree requires IELTS 6.5 to start in January and you have IELTS 4.5, you will need to enrol on the LEAP course in April at the latest.

Example two

If your degree requires IELTS 6.0 to start in January and you have IELTS 4.5, you will need to enrol on the LEAP course in June at the latest.

Example three

If your degree requires IELTS 7.0 to start in January and you have IELTS 6.0, you will need to enrol on the APEAP course in September at the latest.

Please note – to progress onto APEAP from a LEAP course, you need to achieve the minimum IELTS equivalent score on the LEAP end of course assessments.

Course* LEAP LEAP LEAP (students then study on APEAP) SPEAP
10 weeks
(degree starts in Sept / Oct 15)
SPEAP
5 weeks
(degree starts in Sept / Oct 15)
APEAP
10 weeks
(degree starts in Jan / Feb 16)
APEAP
5 weeks
(degree starts in Jan / Feb 16)
LEAP Entry requirement
Start date January April June June August September November September  
12/01/15–04/09/15 13/04/15–04/09/15 22/06/15–28/08/15 29/06/15–04/09/15 03/08/15–04/09/15 dates to be confirmed dates to be confirmed dates to be confirmed
Number of weeks in total 29 18 10 10 5 10 5 to be confirmed  
Fee £6,590
(15hrs / week LEAP for 19 weeks + 21hrs / week SPEAP for 10 weeks)
£4,280
(15hrs / week LEAP for 8 weeks + 21hrs / week SPEAP for 10 weeks)
£2,600
(21hrs / week)
£2,600
(21hrs / week)
£1300
(21hrs / week)
£2600
(21hrs / week)
£1300
(21hrs / week)
   
£7,540
(21hrs / week LEAP for 19 weeks + 21hrs / week SPEAP for 10 weeks)
£4,680
(21hrs / week LEAP for 8 weeks + 21hrs / week SPEAP for 10 weeks)
Your current IELTS score Minimum
4
Minimum
4.5
Minimum
4
Minimum
5
Minimum
5.5
Minimum
5
Minimum
5.5
  6.0 needed to start degree
Your current IELTS score Minimum
4.5
Minimum
5
Minimum
4.5
Minimum
5.5
Minimum
6
Minimum
5.5
Minimum
6
  6.5 needed to start degree
Your current IELTS score Minimum
5
Minimum
5.5
Minimum
5
Minimum
6
Minimum
6.5
Minimum
6
Minimum
6.5
  7.0 needed to start degree

Example one

If your degree requires IELTS 6.5 to start in January and you have IELTS 4.5, you will need to enrol on the LEAP course in April at the latest.

Example two

If your degree requires IELTS 6.0 to start in January and you have IELTS 4.5, you will need to enrol on the LEAP course in June at the latest.

Example three

If your degree requires IELTS 7.0 to start in January and you have IELTS 6.0, you will need to enrol on the APEAP course in September at the latest.

Please note – to progress onto APEAP from a LEAP course, you need to achieve the minimum IELTS equivalent score on the LEAP end of course assessments.

You study this course for five or ten weeks depending on how much you need to improve your IELTS score as below.

Current IELTS score IELTS required by your degree Recommended
length of study
Summer course dates Fees
5.0 (minimum of 4.5 in all skills) 6.0 10 weeks 29/06/15–04/09/15 £2600
5.5 (minimum of 5.0 in all skills) 6.0 5 weeks 03/08/15–04/09/15 £1300
5.5 (minimum of 4.5 in all skills) 6.5 10 weeks 29/06/15–04/09/15 £2600
6.0 (minimum of 5.0 in all skills) 6.5 5 weeks 03/08/15–04/09/15 £1300
6.0 (minimum of 4.5 in all skills) 7.0 10 weeks 29/06/15–04/09/15 £2600
6.5 (minimum of 5.0 in all skills) 7.0 5 weeks 03/08/15–04/09/15 £1300

 

 

 

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