LBIC Pre-Sessional English

Overview

The Pre-sessional English courses have been designed to provide you with intensive English language support  in a friendly and supportive environment prior to your studies with LBIC. 

This course offers you the ideal opportunity to improve your academic language skills for your future studies with LBIC and Brunel, as well as helping you settle into student life in the UK. 

Course Features                                                                                                                            

  • Flexible start dates that have been designed to fit in with the LBIC start dates                                
  • Small class sizes, maximum 14LIBT Students
  • Classes focus on academic English, preparing you for your LBIC course
  • Learn valuable academic skills to help you succeed in your studies
  • A fun social programme which includes regular social events and trips to top UK destinations
  • Visa support at the end of the programme

 

 

Course Content

The course focuses on improving your academic English, covering areas such as:

  • How to research and write an extended essay
  • Pronunciation and presentation skills
  • Listening and note taking
  • Seminar skills
  • vocabulary workshops

 

Course Dates and Fees

 

Students planning to begin their LBIC studies in September 2016 should consider the following Pre-sessional English courses:

 

English Course Start Date

English Course End Date

Cost

Weeks

Application Deadline 

24 February 16

13 May 16

£2,230

8

27 January 16

13 April 16

09 September 16

£5,410

20

16 March 16

11 May 16

09 September 16 (Postgraduate Only)

£4,350

16

13 April 16

8 June 16

09 September 16 (Postgraduate Only)

£4,350

12 Extended*

11 May 16

8 June 16

09 September 16 (Postgraduate Only)

£3,290

12

11 May 16

22 June 16

09 September 16 

 £2,760

10

 25 May 16

06 July 16

09 September 16 (Postgraduate Only)

£2,230

8

08 June 16

20 July 16

09 September 16 (Postgraduate Only

£1,700

6

06 July 16

 * Timetabled classes to match the standard 12 Week course but with an additional 2 hours of small group tuition each week

 

Courses for LBIC Students with a January 2017 start:

 

English Course Start Date English Course End Date Cost Weeks Application Deadline 
28 September 16 19 December 16 £2,980 10 31 August 16
27 July 16 19 December 16 £5,260 18 29 June 16


If you plan to start your LBIC course in May 2017, Pre-sessional dates most suitable for you will be published in due course.

 

 

For those planning to start an LBIC course in September 2017, the following course options are listed below:

 

English Course Start Date

English Course End Date Cost Weeks Application Deadline 
28th September 2016 15th September 2017 £12,100 42 31 August 16
19th October 2016 15th September 2017 £11,245 39 21 September 16
11th January 2017 15th September 2017 £8,680 30 07 December 16
8th  February 2017 15th September 2017 £7,540 26 11 January 17
3rd May 2017 15th September 2017 £5,260 18 05 April 17
14th June 2016 15th September 2017 £3,550 12 17 May 17
28th June 2017 15th September 2017 £2,980 10 31 May 17
12th July 2017 15th September 2017 £2,410 8 14 June 17

 

 Non-Teaching Dates and Holidays

We recommend that students only make plans to leave the UK during the longer Brunel Language Centre closure periods of 3 weeks. 


Students are advised not to make plans to leave the UK during term time.

 

Teaching will not take place on the following dates, which include Brunel Language Centre holiday dates and Bank Holidays. Bank Holidays are public holidays and the university and many businesses will be closed on these dates.

 

29th August 2016 (Bank Holiday)

19th December 2016 – 8th January 2017 (Christmas Holiday)

8th April 2017 – 23rd April 2017 (Easter Holiday)

1st May 2017 (Bank Holiday)

29th May 2017 (Bank Holiday)

28th August 2017 (Bank Holiday)

 

 

 

Entry Requirements

Here at the International Pathways and Language Centre, our aim is to help our students achieve the English Language scores they need to progress onto their chosen LBIC course.

Improving language skills can take time. The length of English Language course that a student requires will be determined by their current English Language level in addition to the entry requirements for their chosen academic course.

To help you decide how many weeks English Language you will need to undertake please use the links below.

LBIC Pre-Masters

LBIC Undergraduate (e.g. Foundation) 

Please note that these are for guidance only. For specific advice please feel free to send your most recent English Language qualification to iplc@brunel.ac.uk


Changes to IELTS test centres from April 2015

 If you need to undertake a Pre-sessional English course at Brunel University London in order to meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree course and you do not have a valid IELTS taken before April 6 2015, you MUST sit a new version of the IELTS test that is called the ‘IELTS test for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) purposes’. This is because you will only be able to apply for a Tier 4 student visa for a Pre-sessional English course if you hold an ‘IELTS for UKVI’ from a UKVI approved test centre. To book a UKVI recognised IELTS at a UKVI approved centre, visit http://ielts.org/ and select a country under: Applying for a UK visa? Find a test.

 Please note: some IELTS centres run both kinds of Academic IELTS so you must make sure you book the UKVI recognised Academic IELTS called ‘IELTS test for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) purposes’.

 You will only be able to apply for a Tier 4 student visa to undertake a Pre-sessional English course if you take the ‘IELTS for UKVI’ test.

Apply

To apply for a LBIC Pre-sessional course you must have:

  • Applied for an LBIC course (If you have not done so, you can apply here.
  • If you need to undertake an LBIC Pre-sessional English course at Brunel University London in order to meet the entry requirements for your LBIC course, you MUST sit a new version of the IELTS test that is called the ‘IELTS test for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) purposes’. This is because you will only be able to apply for a Tier 4 student visa for a Pre-sessional English course if you hold an ‘IELTS for UKVI’ from a UKVI approved test centre. To book a UKVI recognised IELTS at a UKVI approved centre, visit http://ielts.org/ and select a country under: Applying for a UK visa? Find a test.

     Please note: some IELTS centres run both kinds of Academic IELTS so you must make sure you book the UKVI recognised Academic IELTS called ‘IELTS test for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) purposes’.

     You will only be able to apply for a Tier 4 student visa to undertake an LBIC Pre-sessional English course if you take the ‘IELTS for UKVI’ test.

  • Checked to see what start date is suitable for you.

Once you have done this, you can apply online

 

For more information please contact us here 

 

Page last updated: Tuesday 26 August 2014