Pre-sessional English - Course

The pre-sessional course is designed specifically for students who have been provisionally accepted on a degree programme at Regent's University London.  It provides you with an overview of academic culture in the UK, develops your general and academic English skills, and explores different types of academic assessment.  Upon successful completion of the course, you can progress directly to your chosen degree programme at Regent’s, provided you have met the course requirements.

Contact us to find out more about the 4 week course.

Contact us to find out more about the 8 week course.

Contact us to find out more about the 12 week course.

Why should I choose this course?

This course is suitable for you if you hold an offer from Regent's University London, and need to improve your English language level before starting a degree programme.


Key skills, aims and objectives

This course aims to improve your General English and Academic skills.
It is designed to meet your needs in a variety of situations and aims to bridge the gap between the classroom and the real world.
It will build your confidence in reading, writing, listening and speaking using up to date resources and authentic materials.
It will prepare you academically for university study. 

Future opportunities

This course will provide you with the English needed to undertake a degree programme at Regent’s.  Upon successful completion of our pre-sessional English course, you will be eligible for progression onto your chosen course at Regent's as long as you meet the conditions.


Accredited by the British Council


The Pre-sessional course has different entry points depending on your entry level

4 weeks: 24 July 2017 - 18 August 2017
8 weeks: 26 June 2017 - 18 August 2017
12 weeks: 30 May 2017- 18 August 2017


Additional information

Monday - Friday
Between 09.00- 17.00
20 hours contact

During the course, we also visit some local tourist attractions and discover the local and surrounding areas of the university, which will help you to familiarise yourself with the city and the campus.

Future start dates


4 weeks:
Apply online for 24 July 2017 - 18 August 2017

8 weeks:
Apply online for 26 June 2017 - 18 August 2017   

12 weeks:
Apply online for 30 May 2017- 18 August 2017



Course fee

4 weeks: £1495*

8 weeks: £2420*

12 weeks: £3500*

*Registration fee of £50

Please see here for information on how to pay.


You must have a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on a Regent's course. The condition must refer to the level of English required for entry onto that course. You must have met all other admission requirements.

English requirements

12 week course: Your IELTS score must be no more than 1.0 below the English requirement specified for your chosen course.

8 week course: Your IELTS score must be no more than 0.5 below the English requirement specified for your chosen course.

4 week course: You must have an unconditional offer of a place on a Regent's course

For more information please contact

How to apply

Apply online by selecting the desired start date above.

Once you have completed the application form, please submit the following supporting documents to

  • Copy of your passport
  • Proof of your English proficiency
  • One recent passport-sized, colour photograph, jpeg format

Applying to study at Regent's is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications and have no formal application deadlines.

Study methods

You will focus on a range of study skills required to undertake university study, such as note-taking, summarising, understanding lectures, text structure, presentations and participating in seminars and tutorials.

You will also engage in practical, meaningful and purposeful activities that will promote your language learning both inside and outside the classroom.



Assessment structure

Your teacher will give you a tutorial every four weeks to talk about your progress and to give you advice on which areas to focus on.  You will be assessed regularly throughout the course, by means of essays, oral presentations, course work and a final written examination.  Acceptance onto your degree programme is at the discretion of Regent's University London.


Enquire about programme

Regent’s University London has no connection with Regent University of Virginia USA

Last updated: 06 January 2017


Apply for the Course

Key information

Pre-sessional English
English Language
Study mode
Full time
4-12 weeks
Tuition fees
£276 per week *
No *
Next start date
Future start date
Study abroad

* See the admissions tab for further details on fees and scholarships

Student spotlight



Having looked at loads of English courses in London, I found Regent's the best option for my studies, not only because of the magnificence of its campus but also because of the quality of the programme. I was interested in learning and practising the language in different topics, such as marketing, communications, technology and business.

View full profile and video