Which course is right for me?

Please note: this page is for courses taking place in the 2021/22 academic year. For 2022/23, all Pre-sessional English courses are schedule to take place on campus.

Pre-Sessional English courses are designed not just to fulfil the language requirements of your offer from the University of Liverpool, but to maximise your potential success by developing the communication and study skills necessary for academic study in the UK.

The level of language required by your department and your current language level will define the length of course you will need. All courses finish on the same date, but your start date may differ depending on the length of the course you need.

Because of the uncertainty around travel in 2021/22, the English Language Centre is offering both on-campus and fully online courses which follow the successful curriculum of our on-campus Pre-sessional programmes.

Whether you choose to study fully online or on campus, both methods of study give essential training in the academic skills necessary to succeed at University and both have the same forms of assessment.

On-campus teaching will continue to take place according to UK government COVID-19 guidelines at the time when the teaching is scheduled. If you want to know more about blended learning, you are welcome to contact us.

The University of Liverpool ELC is dedicated to providing a valuable, effective education for international students, so you can be sure that whichever method of study you choose you will be in the best possible position to succeed in your academic career. Our Pre-sessional courses offer more than just an assessment of your language level; they create a strong foundation for your future academic career by developing your academic skills, confidence and digital literacy.

For the 2021/22 academic year, it will not be possible to switch between online and on-campus courses. As a result, we ask that you think carefully about the best course option for you prior to applying.

However, to protect the student experience, the fully online course can only go ahead if there are sufficient students to form a viable group. If this is the case, we will inform any affected students in advance and provide guidance on the next steps they should take.