University of Brighton International College Pre-Sessional English

Pre-Sessional English for a University of Brighton degree

Raise your English language level with a Pre-Sessional English (PSE) course before you start your degree at the University of Brighton.

Why might you need
Pre-Sessional English?

This PSE course is for students who have a conditional or unconditional offer from the University of Brighton. Here are some reasons to take a PSE course.

  • If you have a conditional offer, a PSE course lets you meet the English language requirements of your offer without taking another IELTS test.
  • If you have an unconditional offer, a PSE course can help feel more confident about your new life in the UK and fully prepared for your degree.
  • A PSE course helps you improve your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. You’ll learn key language for studying at university level, so you feel ready for your degree.
  • You can get to know both Brighton and the University during your course. That means when you start your degree, you’ll already feel settled and comfortable in your new surroundings.

Improve your English language level

to prepare for university

Experience life on campus before your degree

as PSE courses are taught at the University of Brighton International College

Meet the conditions of your offer 

to study a degree at the University of Brighton

Progress to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree

when you pass your Pre-Sessional English course

Boost your confidence

so that you feel ready to start your degree

Enjoy the international environment 

and make friends at the International College

Pre-Sessional English course options

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What if I hold an unconditional offer?

You can still study for a Pre-Sessional English (PSE) course even if you hold an unconditional offer for a University of Brighton degree. It will give you the chance to improve your skills and adapt to life in Brighton and the UK.

What happens when I complete my course?

When you pass your PSE course and meet the entry requirements for your degree, you’re guaranteed progression to the University of Brighton. When that happens, we’ll support you as you make the transition to university-level study.

Where will I live during my course?

We’ll help you to find student accommodation that meets your needs and is a home away from home. You could even stay in our own Kaplan Living Brighton residence during your time at the University of Brighton International College.

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