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Pre-sessional for LBIC

Our Pre-sessional English for LBIC 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 University, as well as helping you settle into student life in the UK.

Click here to find out more about why you should choose Brunel Language Centre

We offer a wide range of start dates, with courses suitable for students with different English Language abilities.

 Courses for students planning to begin their academic studies in January 2020

 Weeks Start Date End DateFeeApplication Deadline 
11 25 September 2019 20 December 2019 £3,795 21 August 2019
7 23 October 2019 20 December 2019 £2,415 25 September 2019

Courses for students planning to begin their academic studies in May 2020

 Weeks Start Date End DateFee  Application Deadline
26 25 September 2019 8 May 2020 £8,320 21 August 2019
22 23 October 2019 8 May 2020 £7,040 25 September 2019
14 8 January 2020 8 May 2020 £4,830 4 December 2019
10 5 February 2020 8 May 2020 £3,450 8 January 2020

Courses for students planning to begin their academic studies in September 2020

 Weeks Start Date            Fee       Application Deadline
42 25 September 2019 11 September 2020 £13,230 21st August 2019
38 23 October 2019 11 September 2020 £11,970 25 September 2019
30 8 January 2020 11 September 2020 £9,450 4 December 2019
26 5 February 2020 11 September 2020 £8,320 8 January 2020
16 13 May 2020 11 September 2020 £5,520 15 April 2020
12 10 June 2020 11 September 2020 £4,140 6 May 2020
10 24 June 2020 11 September 2020 £3,450 27 May 2020

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.

15th to the 26th April 2019 (Easter Holiday)

6th to the 17th May 2019

27th May 2019 (Bank Holiday)

26th August 2019 (Bank Holiday)

23rd to 27th September 2019


6th to 17th April 2020 (Easter Holiday)

4th May 2020 (Bank Holiday)

25th May 2020 (Bank Holiday)

31st August 2020 (Bank Holiday)


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

  • Pronunciation and Presentation skills

  • Listening and Note-taking

  • Seminar skills

  • Vocabulary workshops

Sample Timetable


Here at the Brunel 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 table here.

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


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

  • A current offer for an LBIC course (if you have not yet done so, you can apply here)
  • Met all the academic requirements for LBIC, excluding English Language
  • Taken a recognised English qualification, such as IELTS (students who require a Tier 4 visa must hold an 'Academic IELTS for UKVI' certificate)
  • Checked to see which Pre-sessional course is most suitable for you

Once you have done this you can apply using the tabs in the top right hand corner of this webpage.

Please note: 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. 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’.

For more information please contact us here