International Graduate Programme in English for Academic Purposes

Programme aims

The International Graduate Programme in English for Academic Purposes (IGPEAP) is designed to prepare you for postgraduate study in the UK.

As well as improving your knowledge and use of academic English grammar and vocabulary, we will help you develop an awareness of the expectations of postgraduate study, for either taught or research postgraduate students, at a top UK institution.

Read more about the programme aims.

Programme structure

On the International Graduate Programme, you will do up to 21 hours per week of supervised study. We offer small classes of no more than 16, providing you with the help and attention you need during your study.

Read more about the programme structure and individual units you will study.


On successful completion of the course, you will be ready for a postgraduate programme, be that a Master's or PhD, at a UK university. You will be awarded a grade which proves you have reached an advanced level of academic English with an increased understanding of postgraduate study in the UK.

Read more about certification and progression.

Supporting you while you learn

During your studies with us, we will help you adjust to living and studying in the UK, and we will give you lots of support in applying for postgraduate programmes at the University of Bristol and other universities.  You will be allocated a personal tutor during your studies. 

Information for IFP and IPP students at CELFS

IGPEAP brochure (PDF, 504kB)


We offer a tuition-fee reduction to one IGPEAP applicant each year, via the CELFS Academic Potential Prize. Find out more about the Prize.

Did you know?

All IGPEAP students on the full-year programme starting in September are guaranteed University accommodation.