Pre-Sessional English at the University of York International Pathway College

Improve your English language ability, and gain valuable skills and knowledge before studying a degree at the University of York, with a Pre-Sessional English (PSE) course.

Prepare for university success

The University of York International Pathway College offers a range of Pre-Sessional English (PSE) courses for postgraduate students with an offer to study at the university. These courses are also of benefit to students generally looking to improve their English language and academic writing skills.

PSE courses represent a fantastic opportunity for you to improve your English language ability, develop academic writing skills that will help you succeed in your studies, and experience university life before you start your master’s degree.

Reasons to study Pre-Sessional English in York

Study on the beautiful, 500-acre campus

Access to University of York facilities

including the library, IT suites and sports facilities

Guaranteed accommodation on or close to campus

for the duration of your PSE course

Why take a Pre-Sessional English course?

  • Prepare for postgraduate life at the University of York. You’ll develop the reading, writing and English speaking skills to ensure that you can reach your full potential on your degree. You’ll also gain key academic skills, including essay writing, note-taking, referencing and presenting.
  • Maximise your chances of ensuring that you meet the English language requirements for your University of York degree. A PSE course can help you to dramatically improving your English language and academic English language skills.
  • Experience life as a student at the University of York, allowing you to settle in and feel comfortable before your degree begins.

Are you an undergraduate or unconditional offer holder?

Pre-Sessional English courses for undergraduates, and for students who have an unconditional offer for a degree at a UK university, are also available at the International Pathway College.

For more information, please visit the University of York website.

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