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English language support

We offer a wide range of English language support both before your degree (Pre-sessional courses) and during your studies (In-sessional courses). 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

Pre-sessional English Programme

Our Pre-sessional English Programme is designed for international students who need to acquire the correct level of English language to undertake a Higher Education course at UWE Bristol. We offer a range of course durations depending on your English language needs. As well as English language skills, the course will familiarise you with all aspects of studying and living in the UK.

English Language and Academic Culture course

The English Language and Academic Culture course is a free two-week course offered to students who hold an unconditional offer from UWE Bristol.

To be eligible for entry onto our pre-sessional course, you will have applied to UWE Bristol and have a valid UWE Bristol Welcome ID. If you have not yet applied for your main degree, please do so before applying for the pre-sessional English course.

You can also watch our Pre-sessional English Language course film where some of our students who studied a Pre-sessional English language course talk about their experience and how the course benefited their study at UWE Bristol and life in the UK.

In-sessional English language courses

We offer a range of support for international and EU students providing a variety of courses and skills sessions to help you get the best experience while at the University.

These include:

For more information about how we support you during your studies, visit the English language 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.

Pre-sessional English Course translated guides

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