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University Preparation Course

Be well prepared for university life by studying on our 4-week Study university preparation programme. This programme is for international students who have met their English Language Requirement, but would like to learn more about living in the UK,  Academic English and studying for a degree in the UK.

  • Face-to-face, informative, fun and fully interactive
  • Maximum number of participants 15 (normally no more than 12)
  • 19 hours of study a week, plus individual/small group tutorial
  • Minimum age 17
  • Free digital course book
  • Free and fun social programme of exciting events and day trips
  • Expert immigration and visa advice both before and during your studies

This course focuses on helping you adapt to UK university life and improving your academic English skills. Classes will include modules on:

  • University Social Life
  • Communicating in a Formal Academic Context
  • Living in the UK
  • Trips and other Leisure Activities
  • Research Skills and Academic Reading and Writing
  • Presentation Skills
  • Listening and Note-taking
  • Seminar Skills
  • Grammar and Vocabulary Development

The preparation course is a full-time, on-campus programme and comprises 19 hours classroom study per week, plus a 10 minute tutorial. Classes will be scheduled Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

Subject Specific Classes

An important part of the teaching programme here at Brunel Language Centre is subject specific classes. These bring together students who will be studying similar degree courses and focus on the skills and vocabulary needed for those subject areas. Students can also get the opportunity to visit interesting London venues to explore their discipline outside of the classroom.Classes include:

  • Business & Management 
  • Design Branding & Marketing 
  • Engineering & IT
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Law & International Relations
  • Media & PR
  • Health Sciences

Sample Timetable

 

Campus timetable 9-11 & 1-3 (Fri 12-1)

 Monday

 9.00am - 11.00am

1.00pm - 3.00pm

Academic Reading and Vocabulary

Academic Writing

 Tuesday

 9.00am - 11.00am

1.00pm - 3.00pm

Research Skills

Academic Writing 

 Wednesday

 9.00am - 11.00am

1.00pm - 3.00pm

Lecture Skills

Academic Reading and Vocabulary 

 Thursday

9.00am - 11.00am

1.00pm - 3.00pm 

Presentation Skills

Subject Specialism 

 Friday

 9.00am - 11.00am

12.00pm - 1.00pm

Presentation Skills

Subject Specialism 

You will have 1x15min individual tutorial with your class tutor during one of the scheduled tutorial sessions.

Please note that timetabled subjects will vary depending on the point in the term*

To apply for this course, you must meet the English Language Requirement for your degree course.  For specific advice regarding your English qualification, please feel free to send your most recent English Language qualification to blc-admissions@brunel.ac.uk

You can Apply online here (Please note the minimum age for all our courses is 17).

Please note: As you will have met your English conditions for your main course, you can apply for a Student Visa for this course and your degree course. You will need a Joint CAS to cover both courses.

 

Fees and Dates

 Weeks Start DateEnd Date  FeesApplication Deadline 

 4

 2 August 2023

 1 September 2023

 £1,520

 5 July 2023

 

University Preparation Course (on-campus only)