English Language Courses
For international students who do not meet the minimum English language requirements for direct entry to the postgraduate programmes available at GCU London, we offer English language courses to help you improve your English language skills.
The Pre-sessional English courses provide a short and intensive preparation in academic English for students who are already academically qualified and due to start a postgraduate programme at GCU London.
The courses run from June to August and October to January and are suitable if you:
- Are academically qualified
- Have received an offer from GCU London
- Need to improve your English language level before starting a postgraduate degree course
The Pre-sessional English course concentrates on academic English and preparing you for university study in the UK. Depending on your current language level and requirements, you will be required to take either a 12 week course starting in October or an 8 week course starting at the end of October.
To apply for the Pre-sessional English course you must have a valid IELTS or TOEFL test result (or other language qualification which is recognised by the University), and a conditional offer of a place at GCU London.
The Pre-sessional course is a high quality Academic English course, which prepares international students for academic study at a UK university.
It enables you to improve your English language proficiency in the core skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, and to develop the academic study skills needed to successfully embark on a degree programme, including giving presentations, taking notes from talks and lectures, taking part in seminar discussions, and writing assignments based on relevant sources.
You will be internally assessed in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, to evaluate whether you have reached the appropriate level for entry to your masters course.
Successful entry to GCU London. Assuming you have already met the University’s academic entry requirements and any other outstanding conditions, students who complete the Pre-sessional English course and meet the minimum English language requirement for entry to their chosen degree course, are guaranteed entry to GCU London.
English Language Achievement Scholarship
Students who complete a GCU London Pre-sessional English course and progress onto their chosen GCU London Masters/ MBA programme by meeting both the minimum English language requirement and all other conditions of their GCU London offer, will receive a £1000 English Language Achievement Scholarship.
This Scholarship is available for all GCU London Masters/MBA courses starting in January 2013, and is awarded as a discount on the relevant standard tuition fee. Please note this scholarship is only available to self-funded students. You are deemed to be a self-funded student if you are paying your tuition fees yourself or with support from a relative or friend.
Key Course facts
Course dates 2013/14
• 12 weeks: 10 June - 30 August 2013
• 8 weeks: 8 July - 30 August 2013
• 12 weeks: 14 October 2013 – 17 January 2014 (including Christmas recess)
• 8 weeks: 11 November 2013 - 17 January 2014 (including Christmas recess)
English language entry requirement
Applicants must hold an offer of a place on a masters programme at GCU London.
• 12 weeks: IELTS score 5.0 (no element below 4.5)
• 8 weeks: IELTS score 5.5 (no element below 5.0)
Only an official IELTS or TOEFL result will be accepted as proof of English language proficiency.
Tuition fee 2013
• 12 weeks: £3370
• 8 weeks: £2250
How to apply
Students can apply by downloading the GCU London Pre-Sessional English Application Form.
- Click on the link to download the PDF.
- Save it to your desktop
- Open the PDF. It’s editable and can be filled out on screen.
- Save the changes and e-mail the completed form back to email@example.com