2023 Pre-Sessional English - Online

2023 Pre-Sessional English - Online

Online Pre-sessional English PSE courses

You can choose to take a fully online pre-sessional English course. This means that you can study from the comfort of your own home. Our online courses cover similar course content as our Aberdeen Campus Courses. We have worked hard to make our online courses an engaging and interactive experience. However, for those of you that have less proficient speaking and listening skills we recommend that you choose our Aberdeen Campus Courses so that you get that fully ‘immersive’ experience. 

Additional Support Once Your Academic Studies Have Started

As a PSE student you will be eligible to take additional free English skills classes. The Language Centre delivers a wide range of support including academic writing and bespoke courses that focus more specifically on the demands of different degree programmes.  For more information, visit the In-Sessional Academic English Skills Support page.

 

Next online Pre-sessional English courses:

10 week PSE - course dates 5 June - 11 August 2023 (application deadline 8 May 2023)

5 week PSE - course dates 10 July -11 August 2023 (application deadline 12 June 2023)

We close for new applications four weeks before the course starts. 

 

Join our online live chat events to find out more:

 

10 weeks online course starting 5 June 2023

25 April 2023 11AM (BST) - https://events.unibuddy.co/university-of-aberdeen/pre-sessional-english-10-weeks-online-25-april

27 April 2023 4PM (BST) - https://events.unibuddy.co/university-of-aberdeen/pre-sessional-english-10-weeks-online-27-april

 

5 weeks online course starting 10 July 2023

30 May 2023 11AM (BST) - https://events.unibuddy.co/university-of-aberdeen/pre-sessional-english-5-weeks-online-30-may

1 June 2023 4PM (BST) - https://events.unibuddy.co/university-of-aberdeen/pre-sessional-english-5-weeks-online-1-june

FAQ's

Which certificates can I use to apply for the online course?

Postgraduate

You can submit up to two certificates in order to meet the entry requirements. 

30-week Pre Sessional English

UKVI IELTS

UKVI PTE

UKVI Language Cert B1 

IELTS

TOEFL iBIT

PTE

Language Cert B1 Duolingo

Overall

4.5

47

Pass

4.5

54+

47

Pass N/A

Listening

4.5

47

33

4.5

10+

47

33 N/A

Reading

4.5

47

33

4.5

8+

47

33 N/A

Writing

4.5

47

33

4.5

15+

47

33 N/A

Speaking

4.5

47

33

4.5

15+

47

33 N/A

 

20-week Pre Sessional English

UKVI IELTS

UKVI PTE

UKVI Language Cert B1 

IELTS

TOEFL iBIT

PTE

Language Cert B1 Duolingo

Overall

5.0

52

High Pass

5.0

64+

52

High Pass N/A

Listening

5.0

52

38

5.0

14+

52

38 N/A

Reading3

5.0

52

38

5.0

12+

52

38 N/A

Writing

5.0

52

38

5.0

17+

52

38 N/A

Speaking

5.0

52

38

5.0

17+

52

38 N/A

 

10-week Pre Sessional English

UKVI IELTS

UKVI PTE

UKVI Language Cert B2

IELTS

TOEFL iBIT

PTE

Language Cert B2

Duolingo

Overall

5.5

57

Pass

5.5

72+

57

Pass

N/A

Listening

5.5

59

33

5.5

17+

59

33

N/A

Reading

5.5

59

33

5.5

18+

59

33

N/A

Writing

5.5

59

33

5.5

19+

59

33

N/A

Speaking

5.0

52

29

5.0

17+

52

29

N/A

 

5-week Pre Sessional English

UKVI IELTS

UKVI PTE

UKVI Language Cert B2

IELTS

TOEFL iBIT

PTE

Language Cert B2

Duolingo

Overall

6.0

59

Pass

6.0

78+

59

Pass

N/A

Listening

5.5

59

33

5.5

17+

59

33

N/A

Reading

5.5

59

33

5.5

18+

59

33

N/A

Writing

5.5

59

33

5.5

19+

59

33

N/A

Speaking

5.5

59

33

5.5

20+

59

33

N/A

 

Undergraduate

You can submit up to two certificates in order to meet the entry requirements. 

30-week Pre Sessional English

UKVI IELTS

UKVI PTE

UKVI Language Cert B1

IELTS

TOEFL iBIT

PTE

Language Cert B1

Duolingo

Overall

4.5

47

Pass B1

4.5

54+

47

Pass B1 N/A

Listening

4.5

47

33

4.5

10+

47

33 N/A

Reading

4.5

47

33

4.5

8+

47

33 N/A

Writing

4.5

47

33

4.5

15+

47

33 N/A

Speaking

4.5

47

33

4.5

15+

47

33 N/A

 

20-week Pre Sessional English

UKVI IELTS

UKVI PTE

UKVI Language Cert B1

IELTS

TOEFL iBIT

PTE

Language Cert B1 Duolingo

Overall

5.0

52

High Pass

5.0

64+

52

High Pass N/A

Listening

4.5

47

38

4.5

10+

47

38 N/A

Reading33

4.5

47

38

4.5

8+

47

38 N/A

Writing

4.5

47

38

4.5

15+

47

38 N/A

Speaking

4.5

47

38

4.5

15+

47

38 N/A

 

10-week Pre Sessional English

UKVI IELTS

UKVI PTE

UKVI Language Cert B1

IELTS

TOEFL iBIT

PTE

Language Cert B2 Duolingo

Overall

5.0

52

Pass

5.0

64+

52

Pass N/A

Listening

5.5

59

33

5.5

17+

59

33 N/A

Reading

5.0

52

33

5.0

12+

52

33 N/A

Writing

5.0

52

33

5.0

17+

52

33 N/A

Speaking

5.0

52

29

5.0

17+

52

29 N/A

 

5-week Pre Sessional English

UKVI IELTS

UKVI PTE

UKVI Language Cert B2

IELTS

TOEFL iBIT

PTE

Language Cert B2 Duolingo

Overall

5.5

59

Pass

5.5

72+

59

Pass N/A

Listening

5.5

59

33

5.5

17+

59

33 N/A

Reading

5.5

59

33

5.5

18+

59

33 N/A

Writing

5.5

59

33

5.5

19+

59

33 N/A

Speaking

5.5

59

33

5.5

20+

59

33 N/A
How can I apply for a course?
  1. Please complete the application form and the terms & conditions document.
  2. Submit the form and the terms & conditions document to lc-application-submission@abdn.ac.uk along with a copy of your language and certificate, passport and proof of payment. In order for us to process the payment we must receive the full course fees. If possible, please submit the application in MS word format.  

Please note that you will not be able to change your course, withdraw or receive a refund for the course you have applied for after the applications have closed.

Course Applications Open  Applications Close
10 weeks Open for applications   8 May 2023

5 week

Open for applications 12 June 2023

 


 

Payment Methods

  1. You can pay by credit card, debit card or Paypal via our online store. 
  2. Bank transfer details can be found on the application form.
What are the dates and fees?
Course Induction Course Starts Course Ends Fee
10 weeks tba, w/b 29/05/2023 05/06/2023 11/08/2023  £3,800 (deposit £760)
5 weeks tba, w/b 03/07/2023 10/07/2023 11/08/2023  £1,900 (deposit £380)

The deposit is not refundable. We ask that you pay the full fees prior to the start of the course. 

What is required to study online?

Please ensure that you meet the following system requirements:

Hardware 
·    A stable Internet connection 
·    A computer fulfilling the software requirements outlined below 
·    Speakers or headphones and a microphone connected to your PC 
·    A webcam set up on your PC 

Software 
·    The online course is designed to work best with Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome 
·    A PDF reader such as Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader  
·    A .docx file compatible office suite (as a student of the University of Aberdeen you are able to access Office 365 for free, use this link Microsoft Office to find out more) 

Digital skills
·    You should be familiar with using emails and Microsoft Word or similar
·    You should be able to search the internet and be able to use online meeting software

Can I switch from an online to an Aberdeen campus course?

Please note that you will not be able to switch from an online course to an Aberdeen campus based course after the applications have closed.  

Course On-Campus Application Close Online Application Close 
10 weeks 22 May 2023 8 May 2023
5 weeks 26 June 2023 12 June 2023
What should I do if I am a sponsored student?

We require a sponsorship letter which specifies that it is for the University of Aberdeen online/on-campus pre-sessional course prior to the start of the course.

If you start your course and have not provided the official sponsor letter or we do not receive payment of your tuition fees from your sponsor fees, you will be invoiced in person. 

What is the last day that I can apply for the course?

Please note that you will not be able to change your course, withdraw, or receive a refund for the course you have applied for after the applications have closed.

Course On-Campus Application Close Online Application Close 
10 weeks 22 May 2023 8 May 2023
5 weeks 26 June 2023 12 June 2023