Pre-sessional English language courses

If you do not meet the English requirements for your chosen academic course, you may still be able to come to Lancaster if you complete an English language course before you start your studies.

All our pre-sessional courses will help you develop skills and strategies to:

  • meet the English language expectations of your chosen academic programme
  • communicate in a range of academic contexts
  • succeed in a UK higher education context
  • help you to create a network of friends and establish you as a valued member of our student community

The programmes vary in length, depending on the standard of your English when you apply.

To be eligible, you must have:

  • An active offer for an academic course at Lancaster University
  • An English language test score that meets the requirements for entry to one of our pre-sessional programmes

If you are still waiting for your academic results, you need to be confident that you are on track to meet the academic requirements before you start a pre-sessional programme. If you fail to meet the academic requirements after starting a pre-sessional programme you will not be able to progress to your academic course.

The pre-sessional programmes will be delivered in person on campus. If you are unable to attend in person, there may be the option to take the programme online, please contact us for further information.

How to apply

Information on how to apply for our pre-sessional programmes is detailed below.

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Pre-sessional English language programmes

The following programmes are available for both undergraduate and postgraduate applicants if your chosen academic course offers the option of a pre-sessional course.

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More information

Below is some information that you might find useful:

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Contact the admissions team

If you need any further information, please contact us:

Undergraduate Admissions
ugadmissions@actoolsupply.com or telephone us on +44 (0)1524 592028

Postgraduate Admissions
pgadmissions@actoolsupply.com or telephone us on +44 (0) 1524 592032