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15 week Pre-Sessional English Language Programme

15 week Pre-Sessional English Language Programme

Overview:

The 15-week Pre-Sessional English language course is highly intensive and designed to help students adapt socially and academically before the start of the academic year as well as enabling them to meet the English language entry requirements for their chosen award.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants need a valid offer for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of South Wales. In additional, you must also have an IELTS (Academic) score of at least 4.5 with a minimum of 4.0 in each component. If you require a visa to study in the UK, you must take the IELTS for UKVI version of the test. Students studying a course requiring a higher IELTS score than 6.0 may require a longer pre-sessional English course.

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

During the 15-week Pre-Sessional English language course you will receive twenty three hours of taught classes each week with regular tutorials.

The Pre-Sessional English language course will help you to develop your general and academic English language skills in four key areas:

Writing for essays, research reports and examinations
Reading journals, articles and books
Listening to lectures, debates and discussions
Speaking during seminars and presentations
The language of instruction is English.

Teaching
We use a communicative language teaching approach. This means that you will be expected to actively participate and contribute to the classes. Assessment is by means of coursework, tests, projects and presentations. Students receive individual help and attention through weekly one-to-one tutorials in order to monitor progress and help to develop the skills necessary for academic study at a British university. We have a maximum class size of 18.

Classes run from 10am to 1pm from Monday to Friday, with afternoon classes from 2pm to 4pm from Monday to Thursday. You will have 23 hours a week.

Term dates are listed here.

Assessment
Assessment is by means of coursework, tests, projects and presentations.

COURSE DETAILS

Accreditations
There is currently no accreditation associated with this course.

Facilities
Students on the Performance and Media degree benefit from the impressive facilities at the newly enhanced USW Cardiff. This includes a 160-seat auditorium theatre with a sprung stage floor, full lighting rig, two brand-new dance studios and new drama spaces. There are also four black box studio theatres, and professional film studios with green screen and motion capture facilities on campus.

We regularly revalidate courses for quality assurance and enhancement
At USW, we regularly review our courses in response to changing patterns of employment and skills demand to ensure we offer learning designed to reflect today’s student needs and tomorrow’s employer demands.

If during a review process course content is significantly changed, we’ll write to inform you and talk you through the changes for the coming year. But whatever the outcome, we aim to equip our students with the skillset and the mindset to succeed whatever tomorrow may bring. Your future, future-proofed.

Additional Costs

As a student of USW, you’ll have access to lots of free resources to support your study and learning, such as textbooks, publications, online journals, laptops, and plenty of remote-access resources. Whilst in most cases these resources are more than sufficient in supporting you with completing your course, additional costs, both obligatory and optional, may be required or requested for the likes of travel, memberships, experience days, stationery, printing, or equipment.

CAREERS

Upon successful completion of the Pre-sessional English language course students may progress on to their chosen undergraduate or postgraduate course at the University of South Wales.

Our Careers and Employability Service
As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.

This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the “Ask a Question” service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.

Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.

Fees

Full time

Complete your degree in the shortest possible time and study flexibly – when and where suits you!
 

£7,250

You’ll study 9 modules in total (approx. 37 hrs/week).

Part time option one

Study for a degree whilst fitting it around your work, care and other life commitments.
 

£4,250

You’ll study 6 modules per year (approx. 25 hrs/week).

Part time option two

Take time to study and spread the tuition fees over a longer period – at no extra cost.
 

£5,500

You’ll study 4–5 modules per year (approx. 19 hrs/week).

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