University of Birmingham foundation pathways Pre-Sessional English 

Pre-Sessional English for the University of Birmingham foundation pathways

Boost your English language level and gain valuable study skills ahead of studying on the University of Birmingham foundation pathways. 

Why might you need
Pre-Sessional English?   

Students with a conditional offer to study a foundation pathway can study the University’s English for Academic Purposes Pre-Sessional. Here are some reasons to take a Pre-Sessional English course! 

  • A Pre-Sessional English course can help you to develop your English language level and academic skills to prepare you for higher-level study. 
  • You’ll get to know the campus and its facilities, preparing you to transition to the foundation pathways, and your degree.  
  • Pre-Sessional courses are taught at the Birmingham International Academy, situated on the University’s Edgbaston campus. 

Improve your English language level

to prepare for university 

Experience being on campus before your degree

and ease the transition to UK
student life

Meet the conditions of your offer  

for the University of Birmingham foundation pathways

Study the English for Academic Purposes

Pre-Sessional to prepare for your course

Boost your confidence 

so you feel ready for your studies in the UK

Enjoy the international environment 

at the Birmingham International Academy

Pre-Sessional English course options

Apply now for Pre-Sessional English

You can apply to study a PSE course at the University of Birmingham on the University’s website.  

You must hold an offer from Kaplan to study a foundation pathway before you apply. 

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Any other questions

What happens when I complete my course? 

When you successfully pass your Pre-Sessional English course, and meet the entry requirements for your onward programme, you’re guaranteed progression to your foundation pathway course. 

Where will I live during my course? 

You’re guaranteed university accommodation on or close to campus. This will help you become part of the University of Birmingham campus community! 

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