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Pre-sessional English

Newcastle University

If you're not able to obtain the direct English language requirements for Newcastle University, this course has lower English entry requirements but still leads directly to your Newcastle University degree in September. The specific entry requirements are on the Newcastle University website.

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Academic Requirements

Offer of a place at Newcastle University. - *Additional Information: All Postgraduate Courses at Newcastle University have their Entry Requirements for Pre-Sessional listed on the individual course page. The band will be stated on your offer letter. If there is no Band (English Language Requirement) states on your postgraduate offer, please email us or follow the link, search for the relevant course and select 'Entry Requirements' http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/ For postgraduate degreesDegrees that require IELTS 6.0 (with 5.5 in all sub-skills)Band 110 weeks: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) 6 weeks: IELTS 6.0 (with 1 sub-skill at 5.0 and 3 sub-skills at 5.5)Degrees that require IELTS 6.5 (with no sub-skill below 5.5)10 weeks:Band 2: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) Band 3: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) 6 weeksBand 2: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) Band 3: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and no less than 5.5 in all other subskills) Degrees that require IELTS 6.5 (with 6.5 in writing and 5.5 in all other subskills)10 weeksBand 4: IELTS 6.0 (with 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other sub-skills) Band 5: Not accepted 6 weeksBand 4: IELTS 6.0 (with 6.5 in writing and 5.5 in all other sub-skills) Band 5: Not accepted Degrees that require IELTS 6.5 (with no sub-skill below 6.0)10 weeksBand 6: IELTS 6.0 (with 1 sub-skill at 5.0 and 3 sub-skills at 5.5 including writing) Band 7: IELTS 6.0 (with 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other sub-skills)6 weeksBand 6: IELTS 6.0 (with 6.0 in writing and all other sub-skills 5.5) Band 7:IELTS 6.0 (with 6.5 in writing and 5.5 in all other sub-skills)Degrees that require IELTS 7.0 (with no sub-skill below 6.5)10 weeksBand 8: IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in all subskills) Band 9: Not accepted6 weeksBand 8: Not acceptedBand 9: Not acceptedDegrees that require IELTS 7.0 (with 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other subskills)10 weeksBand 9: IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other subskills Band 10: Not accepted6 weeksBand 9: Not acceptedBand 10: Not acceptedFor undergraduate degrees10 weeks-SAgE: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all sub-skills) HaSS: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills) Newcastle University Law School: IELTS 6.5 (6.0 in writing and no less than 5.5 in all sub-skills)Medical Sciences: see below 6 weeks-SAgE: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills) HaSS: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and no less than 5.5 in all sub-skills) Medical Sciences: see belowFaculty of Medical Science10 weeks: 0.5 IELTS Band Below Direct Entry requirement score (with no less than 0.5 IELTS below direct entry requirement in each subskill)6 weeks: not acceptedUndergraduate Studies- School of Biomedical Sciences: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills)Courses for which Pre-sessional English Language is not accepted:-MSc Language Pathology MA Translating and Interpreting All PGR degrees in the School of Modern Languages, except PhD/MPhil Translating and Interpreting MA British History MA European History Applied Educational Psychology Doctor of (DAppEdPsy) PhD/MPhil in Speech Sciences PGR Programmes in Translating and Interpreting for European Languages MA Professional Translating for European Languages MRes Programmes in the Medical Science Faculty MA History of Medicine Newcastle University Business School PGT Dual Awards with Groningen: MA Advanced International Business Management MA English Literature MA Operations ManagementOnly an official IELTS result or equivalent recognised English language test will be accepted as proof of English language proficiency. Other English language tests that are accepted by the University for entry, including Pearson PTE.

English Language Requirements

From IELTS 5.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.0 in all sub-skills).*

Start Dates

27 June 2024

25 July 2024

26 June 2025

24 July 2025

Tuition Fee

From: £3,450
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Key Information

  • Intensive language and study skills development in preparation for your postgraduate degree.
  • Teaching and assessments tailored to the requirements of study at Newcastle University.
  • Learn with students who will be studying similar subjects upon progression to university.
  • Adapt to living and studying in the UK prior to starting your degree program.
  • Apply for one visa: if English language is the only outstanding condition of the university's offer, your UK visa application could include both the Pre-sessional English course and your degree.

Course Details

Pre-sessional English

Newcastle University

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