In the light of the rapidly changing global COVID-19 outbreak situation, the University is currently reviewing the way it will be delivering its pre-sessional courses. Latest information about the courses can be found here. We have outlined the options for taking the pre-sessional course in this section of our website and will update the information if anything changes.
We acknowledge that the global COVID-19 outbreak situation has been disruptive to students planning to study our pre-sessional courses. Many students have not been able to book a Secure English Language Test (SELT) / UKVI IELTS that is necessary to obtain a Tier 4 visa for the pre-sessional course. We have taken this into consideration and have outlined immigration options available to students who are at different stages of the admissions process below. There is now also an option to study the pre-sessional course online from your home country. Information about each of the visa options, including the details of academic eligibility, can also be found in the webpage menu on the left-hand side.
You will meet your academic conditions for your main course of study by 1st June (10 week) or 29th June (6-week)
If your English scores meet the eligibility for a combined CAS (unconditional) you will be issued a combined CAS for both the pre-sessional course and your main course of study. Please click on the link to read more about the required scores and visa advice regarding a Combined CAS.
We would expect you to obtain a Tier 4 visa using this CAS.
If your test scores do not meet the requirements for a Combined CAS (unconditional), options available to you will depend on whether or not you have a Secure English Language Test (SELT).
If you have UKVI IELTS
If your target English Language profile is profile C or E you will be issued a combined CAS (conditional).
If your main course English language profile is not C or E, you will be issued a single CAS to study the pre-sessional course.
If you do not have UKVI IELTS
Your only option is to obtain a Short-term study visa to study the pre-sessional course.
You will NOT meet your academic conditions for your main course of study by 1st June (10 week) or 29th June (6-week)
Options available to you will depend on whether or not you have a UKVI IELTS.
If you have a UKVI IELTS, you will automatically be issued a single CAS to apply for a Tier 4 visa for the pre-sessional course only.
If you do not have a UKVI IELTS, your only option is to obtain a Short-term study visa to study the pre-sessional course.