Pre-sessional 21 weeks (PS21)

If you have achieved an overall IELTS Academic score of 1.5 below the required level for your degree programme with 1.0 lower in writing and 1.5 lower in all other components, we will accept successful completion of this 21 week pre-sessional course as a condition of entry, without the need to take any additional external language tests.

We will issue a CAS (if required) for the PS21 in the first instance. This can be extended to the main course of study from inside the UK, after successful completion of the Pre-sessional English language programme.

Pre-sessional English Language PS21

Course overview

In pre-sessional 21, students study for a total of 462 hours. After 10 weeks students will be assessed and, subject to successful completion, placed in new tutor groups to join PS11.

You will need to have applied for a degree course at the University of Surrey to be accepted for our pre-sessional English language courses.

Pre-sessional 21 will help you to:

  • Improve your language fluency and accuracy
  • Participate in discussions and develop academic presentation skills
  • Develop your academic study skills and your ability to write fully referenced academic essays
  • Develop skills for listening and note-taking in lectures
  • Develop your reading skills including your ability to understand the structure, ideas and arguments presented in academic texts
  • Achieve the English level required for your degree course
  • Engage in independent learning, adapt to university life at Surrey, learn time management, independent study and other organisational skills
  • Become familiar with the University’s learning facilities.

All students will experience:

  • A full-time course
  • A safe, welcoming environment
  • Highly experienced and qualified tutors
  • Individual support including one to one tutorials
  • Introduction to current UK study methods and procedures
  • Full access to all university facilities including the library and IT
  • Use of a well-equipped multi-media language study area.

Minimum entry requirements

The following table shows the minimum requirements for entry for students who need 6.5 overall with no lower than 6.0 in each component: 

 2019/20

IELTS Academic

Overall

5.0

Listening

4.5

Speaking

4.5

Reading

4.5

Writing

5.0

The following table shows the minimum requirements for entry for students who need 6.5 overall with no lower than 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in all other components: 

 2019/20

IELTS Academic

Overall

5.0

Listening

4.0

Speaking

4.0

Reading

4.0

Writing

5.0

For students who are required to have a higher or lower IELTS Academic score for the degree offer condition, the minimum entry levels for all pre-sessional courses will be correspondingly higher or lower. 

If you require a CAS for a Tier 4 visa you will need to supply a UKVI IELTS report.

Dates

Date (2019/20) Activity
02 March – 27 March 2020 Pre-sessional 21 teaching
28 March - 19th April 2020 Holiday
20 April – 29 May 2020 Pre-sessional 21 teaching
30 May – 22 June 2020 Holiday
23 June – 04 September 2020 Pre-sessional 11 teaching

This includes:

  • 21 weeks of teaching
  • 6 weeks of holiday

Tuition fees

The total cost for the first 10 weeks: £3700. A 10% deposit or proof of sponsorship for the total 21 weeks is necessary to receive a CAS and be accepted.

  • 10% Deposit: £830 
  • Course fees for the first 10 weeks (less deposit): £2870
  • Total cost for the first 10 weeks: £3700
  • Remaining fee for the final part of the course: £4600
  • Total cost for 21 weeks: £8300

We will require the remaining fee for the final part of the course, £4600, four weeks before PS11 starts, when the first ten weeks have been successfully completed.

Additional costs

Throughout the duration of your studies it is likely that you will incur additional costs related to your degree. For example, some of our programmes (particularly those with a practical element) may require you to pay for clothing, materials, field courses, special equipment or bench fees. Find out more.

Contact us

Find us

Address
School of Literature and Languages
Elizabeth Fry Building, Room 01 AD 02
University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7XH