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Pre-Sessional English for foundation pathways at the University of Birmingham

Boost your English language level in preparation for a foundation pathway with a Pre-Sessional English (PSE) course run by the University of Birmingham.

All Pre-Sessional English courses are taught at the Birmingham International Academy (BIA), which is situated right on the University’s Edgbaston campus.

Why might I need a PSE course?

The BIA has a range of Pre-Sessional English courses for students with both conditional and unconditional offers to study at the University of Birmingham.

The length of the course will depend on your current English level and will focus on improving your spoken English and academic writing skills. At the end of your course, you will have the required level of English to study your foundation pathway.

The on-campus location will also allow you to experience university life from day one, helping you settle in to student life abroad.

Benefits of studying a PSE course in Birmingham

Guaranteed accommodation on or close to campus

for the duration of your PSE and foundation pathway

Experience student life in an exciting part of England

and live in the country's second largest city

Access to University of Birmingham facilities

including the library and its £55 million sport and fitness centre

Available courses

There are various Pre-Sessional English courses to choose from. Explore your options on the University’s website.

Fees and dates

Fees and dates vary depending on course duration and type. Learn more about your options.

Progressing to the University of Birmingham

When you successfully complete your PSE, you will be able to progress to your foundation pathway course. Then, once you have completed your foundation pathway, and providing you meet the entry requirements, you’ll be guaranteed a place at the University of Birmingham to study a degree.

How to apply

You can apply for a PSE course on the University of Birmingham website. You can only apply once you have an offer from Kaplan for a Foundation Pathway.

Any questions?

If you want to know more about Pre-Sessional courses at the Birmingham International Academy, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to provide further information.