Pre-Sessional English for a University of Essex degree
Improve your English language level and academic skills ahead of starting your University of Essex degree with a Pre-Sessional English (PSE) course.
Why might you need
A range of Pre-Sessional English courses are available for students with a conditional and unconditional offer to study at the University of Essex. Here are some reasons to take a PSE course!
- A PSE course will help you to improve your English language level, and academic and writing skills, so you feel prepared for higher-level study.
- If you study in person, you’ll become familiar with Essex and the campus before you progress to your degree.
- If you have an unconditional offer to study at the University, you can still take a Pre-Sessional course to boost your confidence before you start your degree.
- All PSE courses are taught on campus at the University of Essex International College, or online.
Boost your English language level
to be ready for university
Experience life in your study destination before your degree
and adapt to life in the UK
Meet the conditions of your offer
to study your University of Essex degree
Progress to a bachelor’s or master’s degree
when you successfully complete your PSE course
Increase your confidence
before you start your degree
Enjoy an international environment
at the University of Essex International College
Pre-Sessional English course options
Pre-Sessional courses for unconditional offer holders
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Any other questions
What happens when I complete my course?
When you successfully pass your PSE course, meeting the entry requirements for your degree, you’re guaranteed to progress to the University of Essex.
What if I have an unconditional offer?
You can still study a PSE course to build your confidence and prepare for your degree.
Where will I live during my course?
When you study at the University of Essex International College, we’ll help you to find a safe, comfortable and convenient place to stay.