Which English Language Course can I take?
Q I am a current student at Durham University:
A You can receive In-sessional tuition. These courses are available for all international students currently studying at Durham University and are free of charge.
Q I would like to study at Durham but do not have the necessary IELTS (or equivalent) score:
A You can take a Pre-sessional course. We offer Year-round Pre-sessional courses or Summer Pre-sessional courses:
|Year-round Pre-sessional||Summer Pre-sessional|
|Year-round Academic English||32 week Pre-sessional||22 week Pre-sessional||12 week Pre-sessional||8 week Pre-sessional||4 week Pre-sessional|
|What is the minimum IELTS (or equivalent) score I need to take this course?*||5.0 (no element under 4.5)||5.0 (no element under 4.5)||5.0 (no element under 5)|| |
5.5 (no element under 5.5)
|6.0 (no element under 5.5)|| |
6.0 (no element under 6.0)
|*Please note that required IELTS scores differ across departments and your department may require a higher score to start a Pre-sessional course. You can find this information in the Learning and Teaching Handbook|
|When does the course begin and end?||October, April or January (for 1, 2 or 3 terms)||January - September||April - September||July - September||August - September||September|
|Do I need an offer from a Durham department before I can start this course?||An offer is not necessary but is preferable||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Where can I find more information?||Year-round Pre-sessional firstname.lastname@example.org||Summer Pre-sessional email@example.com|
Q What will I study on a Pre-sessional course?
A Our Pre-sessional courses will help you develop the academic language and literacy skills you need to suceed in your department
Q I do not want to study at Durham University but I would like to develop my academic English language skills
A You can take the Year-round Pre-sessional course starting in September, January or April.
Q I have an offer from Durham University and I have met my language condition but I would like to develop my academic writing and academic literacy skills