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Entry requirements, fees, start dates and length of study

English language entry requirements

The entry requirements for our Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes courses are based on your most recent IELTS for UKVI result (or equivalent other) and the English language requirements for the degree course you plan on studying.

Visit our English Language entry page for more information on the other English language qualifications we accept.

All Sheffield Hallam University degrees require a minimum of 5.5 IELTS for UKVI (or equivalent other) in each skill. IELTS may be accepted if you do not require a Tier 4 student visa.

Course start dates and fees

We offer a range of start dates for our pre-sessional English courses to support each intake to our degree programmes. Course length depends on the English language requirement for your degree and your current IELTS for UKVI score (or equivalent other).

Please see your Sheffield Hallam University degree offer letter for information on deposits, payments of fees, and the refund policy.

Select the start date of your degree course from the options below to view the relevant pre-sessional English courses:

Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes courses

For undergraduate and postgraduate courses starting in January / February 2021

IELTS for UKVI score required by your degree Course length Minimum Entry Score (IELTS for UKVI) Course dates Fees
6.0 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 12 weeks 5.0 (minimum of 4.5 in all skills) 21/09/20–11/12/20 £3,100
6.0 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 7 weeks 5.5 (minimum of 5.0 in all skills) 26/10/20–11/12/20 £1,550
6.5 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 12 weeks 5.5 (minimum of 4.5 in all skills) 21/09/20–11/12/20 £3,100
6.5 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 7 weeks 6.0 (minimum of 5.0 in all skills) 26/10/20–11/12/20 £1,550
7.0 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 12 weeks 6.0 (minimum of 4.5 in all skills) 21/09/20–11/12/20 £3,100
7.0 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 7 weeks 6.5 (minimum of 5.0 in all skills) 26/10/20–11/12/20 £1,550


For undergraduate and postgraduate courses starting in September/October 2021

IELTS for UKVI score required by your degree Course length Minimum Entry Score (IELTS for UKVI) Course dates Fees
6.0 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 20 weeks 4.5 (no more than two skills at 4.0) 19/05/21–06/09/21 £6,200
6.0 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 15 weeks 4.5 (no more than one skill at 4.0) 31/05/21–06/09/21 £4,650
6.0 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 10 weeks 5.0 (minimum of 4.5 in each skill) 05/07/21–06/09/21 £3,100
6.0 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 5 weeks 5.5 (minimum of 5.0 in all skills) 09/08/21–06/09/21 £1,550
6.5 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 20 weeks 5.0 (no more than two skills at 4.0) 19/05/21–06/09/21 £6,200
6.5 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 15 weeks 5.0 (no more than one skill at 4.0) 31/05/21–06/09/21 £4,650
6.5 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 10 weeks 5.5 (minimum of 4.5 in each skill) 05/07/21–06/09/21 £3,100
6.5 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 5 weeks 6.0 (minimum of 5.0 in all skills) 09/08/21–06/09/21 £1,550
7.0 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 20 weeks 5.5 (no more than two skills at 4.0) 19/05/21–06/09/21 £6,200
7.0 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 15 weeks 5.5 (no more than one skill at 4.0) 31/05/21–06/09/21 £4,650
7.0 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 10 weeks 6.0 (minimum of 4.5 in each skill) 05/07/21–06/09/21 £3,100
7.0 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 5 weeks 6.5 (minimum of 5.0 in all skills) 09/08/21–06/09/21 £1,550


For undergraduate and postgraduate courses starting in January/February 2022

IELTS for UKVI score required by your degree Course length Minimum Entry Score (IELTS for UKVI) Course dates Fees
6.0 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 10 weeks 5.0 (minimum of 4.5 in all skills) 04/10/21–06/12/21 £3,100
6.0 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 5 weeks 5.5 (minimum of 5.0 in all skills) 08/11/21–06/12/21 £1,550
6.5 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 10 weeks 5.5 (minimum of 4.5 in all skills) 04/10/21–06/12/21 £3,100
6.5 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 5 weeks 6.0 (minimum of 5.0 in all skills) 08/11/21–06/12/21 £1,550
7.0 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 10 weeks 6.0 (minimum of 4.5 in all skills) 04/10/21–06/12/21 £3,100
7.0 overall (minimum of 5.5 in each skill) 5 weeks 6.5 (minimum of 5.0 in all skills) 08/11/21–06/12/21 £1,550

Find out more

To find out more, including information on how to apply for one of the intakes detailed above, please visit about our Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes course page.

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