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University for the Creative Arts

Farnham , England ,United Kingdom

Autumn Pre-sessional English: 5 weeks

Our Pre-Sessional English language course is specifically designed to prepare you to study art and design at UCA. The 5 week course will improve your IELTS by 0.5 which can help you to meet the language requirement for your main course of study. 

We welcome students who speak English as second language, and those who are simply new to a university environment. Our tutors can help you to communicate effectively and creatively in your chosen field as well as develop intercultural skills.

By undertaking a Pre-Sessional English course you will not only improve your IELTS score, but also improve your academic English, expand your art and design vocabulary, develop your research skills, boost your confidence as a creative arts student in the  UK and help you to understand more about living and studying here.

This Autumn Pre-Sessional English courses is available if you are progressing onto the Graduate Diploma: Art, Design & Design or the International Foundation in Art, Design & Media courses starting in January 2021.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 7

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

To be able to study one of our Pre-sessional English courses, you must:

Have an offer for a UCA course
Meet the minimum English language requirement for the Pre-Sessional English course (based on the main course you intend to progress onto).

Minimum English language requirements
The level of English language you need depends on the course you are progressing onto. You can find more information about this on our English language requirements page.

For example, studying a Graduate Diploma: Art, Design and Media course, you need to have an minimum overall IELTS* score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. By taking a five-week Pre-sessional English course (which improves your score by 0.5), the minimum IELTS* score you need is 5.0 overall with 5.0 in each component.

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Short Courses and Summer Schools
  • Duration: 01 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 2100 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
    Application Fee: N/A