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Entry requirements, fees, start dates and length of study

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TESOL

The English course you need depends on

  • the gap between your current and required level of IELTS for UKVI*

*= IELTS may be accepted if you do not require a Tier 4 student visa

IELTS for UKVI* (or equivalent) level

We measure your English language level using IELTS for UKVI* bands (or equivalent). The bigger the difference between your current IELTS for UKVI* score and the one required, the longer you will need to study English.

If the gap between your current level and required level of IELTS for UKVI* is 1 band or less (including each skill) you can study on Summer / Autumn Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes (SPEAP/APEAP).

Course Start Dates

If your degree course begins in September, you can study on the Summer Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes.

If you wish to begin a Master's degree in January, you can study on the Autumn English for Academic Purposes courses.

Fees

Fees are listed on the tables below. Please see your offer letter for information on deposits, payments of fees and the refund policy.

Summer / Autumn Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes (SPEAP/APEAP)

If your SHU course entry required IELTS level is 1.5 band, 1 band or 0.5 band above your current IELTS level, or if you have the required SHU course entry IELTS level, but wish to develop your academic language and skills prior to your degree, you can study on the SPEAP or APEAP. You study this course for five, ten, fifteen or twenty weeks depending on how much you need to improve your IELTS score as below.

Autumn Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes (APEAP)

For undergraduate and postgraduate courses starting in January / February 2020

For Degree Programmes starting Jan / Feb 2020 Current IELTS for UKVI*Score IELTS for UKVI*score required by your degree Course Course length Course dates Fees
5 (minimum of 4.5 in all skills) 6 Autumn Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes 10 weeks 30/09/19–06/12/2019 £2,900
5.5 (minimum of 4.5 in all skills) 6.5
6 (minimum of 4.5 in all skills) 7
5.5 (minimum of 5.0 in all skills) 6 Autumn Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes 5 weeks 04/11/19–06/12/2019 £1,450
6 (minimum of 5.0 in all skills) 6.5
6.5 (minimum of 5.0 in all skills) 7

Summer Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes (SPEAP)

For undergraduate and postgraduate courses starting in September/October 2020

For Degree Programmes starting Sept / Oct 2020 Current IELTS for UKVI* Score IELTS for UKVI* score required by your degree Course Course length Course dates Fees
4.5
(no more than two skills at 4.0 IELTS)
 6.0 Summer Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes 20 weeks 27/04/20–11/09/20 £5,800
5.0
(no more than two skills at 4.0 IELTS)
 6.5
5.5
(no more than two skills at 4.0 IELTS)
 7.0
4.5
(minimum of 4.5 in three skills/no more than one skill at 4.0 IELTS)
 6.0 Summer Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes 15 weeks 01/06/20–11/09/20 £4,350
 5.0
(minimum of 4.5 in three skills/no more than one skill at 4.0 IELTS)
 6.5
 5.5
(minimum of 4.5 in three skills/no more than one skill at 4.0 IELTS)
 7.0
5
(minimum of 4.5 in all skills)
6 Summer Pre-sessional English
for Academic Purposes
10 weeks 06/07/20–11/09/20 £2,900
5.5
(minimum of 4.5 in all skills)
6.5
6
(minimum of 4.5 in all skills)
7
5.5
(minimum of 5.0 in all skills)
6 Summer Pre-sessional English
for Academic Purposes
5 weeks 10/08/20–11/09/20 £1,550
6
(minimum of 5.0 in all skills)
6.5
6.5
(minimum of 5.0 in all skills)
7

Autumn Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes (APEAP)

For undergraduate and postgraduate courses starting in January / February 2021

For Degree Programmes starting Jan / Feb 2021 Current IELTS for UKVI*Score IELTS for UKVI*score required by your degree Course Course length Course dates Fees
5 (minimum of 4.5 in all skills) 6 Autumn Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes 10 weeks 28/09/20–04/12/20 £3,100
5.5 (minimum of 4.5 in all skills) 6.5
6 (minimum of 4.5 in all skills) 7
5.5 (minimum of 5.0 in all skills) 6 Autumn Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes 5 weeks 02/11/20–04/12/20 £1,550
6 (minimum of 5.0 in all skills) 6.5
6.5 (minimum of 5.0 in all skills) 7


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