Our pre-sessional courses offer the best possible preparation for your studies at the University of Bristol.
If you hold an undergraduate or postgraduate offer from us, these pre-sessional courses will provide the academic and language skills you need to succeed. You will take charge of your own development, gaining confidence and independence.
We offer 10-week and 6-week courses, designed to suit students with a range of language abilities.
Our pre-sessional courses will help you develop skills and strategies to:
- meet the expectations of your chosen academic programme
- communicate in a range of academic contexts
- succeed in a UK higher education context
- identify goals and monitor your learning.
Both online and on-campus courses offer an equally high-quality experience. Whichever option you choose, you will benefit from live taught sessions, interaction with peers, personalised feedback and opportunities to participate in academic life.
Online and on-campus study
Information about our course options, including the dates, content and workload.
Read about online and on-campus study.
How to apply
Details of application deadlines and how to apply.
Read about the application process.
Our courses are suitable for international students with a range of language abilities.
Find out which pre-sessional would most benefit you.
Information on fees, living costs and other expenses.
Read about our course fees.
How to apply
Visit our application page for information on applying to a pre-sessional course.
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Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649
Visit the Visa Services page for pre-sessional visa and CAS information.
Visit the Accommodation Office page for information on accommodation fees, tenancy dates and applications.