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Pre-Sessional English Courses

Please note that due to COVID-19, there may be alterations to the course to ensure the safety of staff and students. All applicants will be informed of any significant change to their course in good time. You can find the most up-to-date information below, or you are welcome to contact us directly.

Our Pre-Sessional English courses are designed for international students who wish to enter an undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme at a British university, or who are holding an offer of study at the University of Liverpool and who need support in meeting the English language requirements.

Our Pre-Sessional English course normally has six entry stages; you can join us for a 40-week, 30-week, 20-week, 12-week, 10-week or 6-week course. In order to join the course, you must meet the minimum entry requirements for that stage. The length of the course you need to attend is determined by your current level of English and the entry requirements of your academic programme.

Successful completion of the course at the required level will allow you to progress to academic study at the University of Liverpool, whether you study online or on campus.

Course dates for the 2022/23 academic year are now available here.

If you are making a new application for a 12, 10 or 6-week course in the 2021/22 academic year, you have the option of studying completely online or on-campus. If you want to know more about the differences between online and on-campus learning, see our page here.

For the 2021/22 academic year, it will not be possible to switch between fully online and on-campus courses. As a result, we ask you decide which course is most suitable for you prior to applying.

For the 2022/23 academic year, all Pre-Sessional English courses are scheduled to take place on-campus.

On-campus teaching will continue to take place according to UK government COVID-19 guidelines at the time at which the teaching is scheduled.

Protecting Students from COVID-19

The safety of students is of paramount importance to the ELC. Throughout the pandemic we have followed the most recent University and UK government guidelines to ensure your safety when you are on campus and in the classroom.

All current University safety guidelines can be found here.