‘English for Academic Purposes Pre-sessional Course A’ is aimed at people with an IELTS or equivalent score of 4.0, the course aims to improve students level of English by the University of Sunderland equivalent of 2 IELTS bands. If your level of English is higher than IELTS 4 you can study this course and achieve a score 2 bands higher than your entry score. However, you might find one of these alternative courses more appropriate:
If your score is IELTS 4.5: English for Academic Purposes Pre-sessional Course B
If your score is IELTS 5.0: English for Academic Purposes Pre-sessional Course C
If your score is IELTS 5.5: English for Academic Purposes Pre-sessional Course D
All of our English for Academic Purposes Pre-sessional courses have an important cultural and social programme which is an integral part of the course. This improves your knowledge and understanding of UK culture through visits to local and national places of interest and also provides practice in using English socially.
If you pass the course you will receive a Foundation Certificate of Achievement in English for Academic Purposes. This fulfils the University of Sunderland’s standard requirement for English language competence, allowing you to progress to your chosen university course.