English language support
UWE has a range of options and courses to support you, whether to bring you up to the required level to begin your studies or to help with English language skills during your studies.
Centre for English Language and Academic Skills
At UWE we offer a wide range of English language support both before your degree and during your studies. Our courses are specifically designed with international students in mind and the duration of the support you receive will vary based on the level of English language support you need.
Pre-sessional English language courses
Our pre-sessional English language courses are designed for international students who need to acquire the correct level of English language to undertake a Higher Education course at UWE. As well as English language skills, the course will familiarise you with all aspects of studying and living in the UK including:
- Understanding lectures and academic texts
- Writing academic assignments
- Presentation skills
- UK culture
- Assessment preparation
- Subject specific lectures (for selected subject areas)
- Guest lectures
- Social activities including days out in Bristol
We offer a range of course durations depending on your English language needs. Our two week English language and Academic Culture course is for students who hold an unconditional offer from UWE and is free to all international fee paying students.
To be eligible for entry onto our pre-sessional course, you will have applied to UWE and have a valid UWE Welcome ID. If you have not yet applied for your main degree, please do so before applying for the pre-sessional English course. See full course details for more information:
- Pre-Sessional English Language course details
- English Language and Academic Culture course details (2 weeks)
English language support during your studies at UWE
We offer a range of support for international and EU students throughout your studies. Within the Centre for English Language and Academic Skills, we provide a range of courses and skills sessions to help you get the best experience while at UWE.
- Academic writing skills
- Further academic writing skills
- English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and Cambridge ESOL
- One-to-one consultations with an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) tutor
As an international or EU student at UWE, you will have access to this support at no extra cost.
For more information about how we support you during your studies, visit the English language and academic support web pages.
International Summer School
Spend your summer in the UK improving your language skills while meeting new people and experiencing British culture.
Find out about our Summer School including course descriptions, costs and how you can develop your skills.