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Entry requirements, fees, start dates and length of study

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EAP – English for Academic Purposes

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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 larger the difference between your current IELTS for UKVI* score and the one required for SHU course entry, 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 Online/Online Autumn Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes.

Course Start Dates

If your degree course begins in September 2020, you can study Online Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes.

If you wish to begin a Master's degree in January 2021, you can study on the Online Autumn Pre-sessional 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.

Online / Online Autumn Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes

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 Online or Online Autumn courses. Your length of study depends on how much you need to improve your IELTS score as shown in the table below.

The face to face delivery of the pre-sessional is no longer running in summer or autumn 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. Please see the information for the online pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes 15-week, 12-week and 7-week courses in the tables below.


Online Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes

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
(minimum of 4.5 in all skills)
 6 Online Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes 15 weeks 18/05/20-28/08/20 £4,350
 5.0
(minimum of 4.5 in all skills)
 6.5
 5.5
(minimum of 4.5 in all skills)
 7
5
(minimum of 4.5 in all skills)
6 Online Pre-sessional English
for Academic Purposes
12 weeks 08/06/20-28/08/20 £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 Online Pre-sessional English
for Academic Purposes
7 weeks 13/07/20-28/08/20 £1,550
6
(minimum of 5.0 in all skills)
6.5
6.5
(minimum of 5.0 in all skills)
7

Online 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 Online Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes 12 weeks 12/09/20–11/12/20 £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 Online Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes 7 weeks 26/10/20–11/12/20 £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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