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 free weekly communication skills classes which are designed to develop your fluency and build confidence in communicating in English. In addition, 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.

Loyalty Discounts

In these difficult times, we really appreciate our students staying with us. If you complete a pre sessions language course, we offer Loyalty Discounts on your degree fees at the University of Aberdeen:

  • 10 weeks - £875
  • 5 weeks - £450

This discount is available to self-funding students, who progress to graduate degrees within 1 year of completing a pre sessions language course and who did not receive a joined CAS.

Next online courses:

  • 10 PSE - Monday 4 October to Friday 10 December
  • 5 PSE - Monday 8 November to Friday 10 December

FAQ's

How to contact us?

If you have any questions please contact the Language Centre at lc-enquiries@abdn.ac.uk or lc-application-submission@abdn.ac.uk.

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

Postgraduate

 

10-week Pre Sessional English

UKVI IELTS

UKVI PTE

IELTS

TOEFL iBIT

PTE

Duolingo

Overall

5.5

59

5.5

59+

59

100

Listening

5.0

54

5.0

17+

54

90

Reading

5.5

59

5.5

15+

59

90

Writing

5.5

59

5.5

19+

59

90

Speaking

5.0

54

5.0

19+

54

90

 

5-week Pre Sessional English

UKVI IELTS

UKVI PTE

IELTS

TOEFL iBIT

PTE

Duolingo

Overall

6.0

59

6.0

78+

59

Not accepted

Listening

5.5

59

5.5

17+

59

N/A

Reading

5.5

59

5.5

18+

59

N/A

Writing

5.5

59

5.5

21+

59

N/A

Speaking

5.5

59

5.5

20+

59

N/A

 

Undergraduate

 

10-week Pre Sessional English

UKVI IELTS

UKVI PTE

IELTS

TOEFL iBIT

PTE

Duolingo

Overall

5.5

54

5.5

59+

54

90

Listening

5.0

54

5.0

17+

54

90

Reading

5.5

59

5.5

15+

59

90

Writing

5.5

59

5.5

18+

59

90

Speaking

5.0

54

5.0

19+

54

90

 

5-week Pre Sessional English

UKVI IELTS

UKVI PTE

IELTS

TOEFL iBIT

PTE

Duolingo

Overall

5.5

59

5.5

59+

59

Not accepted

Listening

5.5

59

5.5

17+

59

N/A

Reading

5.5

59

5.5

18+

59

N/A

Writing

5.5

59

5.5

21+

59

N/A

Speaking

5.5

59

5.5

20+

59

N/A

How can I apply for a course?
  1. Please complete the application form (DOC 52KB).
  2. Submit the form 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 Online Application Closes
10 weeks 05/07/2021 10/09/2021
5 weeks 05/07/2021 15/10/2021

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 Registration Induction Course Starts Course Ends Fee
10 weeks from 20/09/2021 29/09/2021 04/10/2021 10/12/2021 £3,500
5 weeks from 25/10/2021 03/11/2021 08/11/2021 10/12/2021 £1,800

We ask that you pay the full fees prior to the start of the course.

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

You cannot switch from an online course as we are not offering a campus based course in autumn 2021.

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.

What is the last day that I can apply for the course?
Course On-Campus Application Close Online Application Close
10 weeks 05/07/2021 10/09/2021
5 weeks 05/07/2021 15/10/2021