Applying for a pre-sessional: studying at a different university

Our 10 and 5 week pre-sessional courses (on campus and online) are also open to applicants that have applied to degree courses at other UK universities, or who have not yet applied for a degree course.

Applications for 10 week courses are now closed. Applications for 5 week pre-sessional courses for 2022/23 entry are still open.

Courses and applications

If you have applied to another university, you will need to check with them to see if they will accept our pre-sessional course as a way of meeting their English language entry requirements. Entry requirements and application forms for our popular 10 week Postgraduate Management and Social Science courses, and our 5 week Pre-sessional course, are listed below.

It is also possible to join our 10 week courses focused on the Arts & Humanities and Science, Engineering & Maths; please contact ipc-presessional@york.ac.uk for more information.

On-campus pre-sessional courses

Please note that English language tests must be UKVI approved

Contact us

International Pathway College

ipc-presessional@york.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1904 321500

10-week course applications - closed

English language pre-sessional course and application form Your main degree entry requirementPre-sessional entry requirement

10-week English language pre-sessional for Social Sciences (Level 7)

  • IELTS: 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in writing and no less than 6.5 in all other components or
  • IELTS: 7.0 with 6.5 in in each component

One of the following UKVI approved tests:

  • IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component
  • Trinity ISE: Level 3 with 'Merit' in all components
  • PTE UKVI: 61 with 55 in each component

10-week English language pre-sessional for Social Sciences (Level 6.5)

  • IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and no less than 6.0 in all other components or
  • IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component

One of the following UKVI approved tests:

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill
  • Trinity ISE: Level 3 with 'Pass' in all components
  • PTE UKVI: 55 with 51 in each component

10-week English language pre-sessional for Social Sciences (Level 6.0)

  • IELTS: 6.0 with 6.0 in writing and no less than 5.5 in all other components or
  • IELTS: 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

One of the following UKVI approved tests:

  • IELTS: 5.0, with no less than 5.0 in each component
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
  • PTE UKVI: 46, with no less than 46 in each component

10-week course applications - closed

English language pre-sessional course and application form;Pre-sessional entry requirement

10-week English Language Pre-sessional for Postgraduate Management
(PG)

IELTS 6.0 overall with min. 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in other skills
Trinity ISE, Level 3 with ‘Pass’ in all components
PTE UKVI: 55 with 55 in writing and 51 in all other components
 

Online pre-sessional courses

10-week course applications - closed

English language pre-sessional course and application form Your main degree entry requirementPre-sessional entry requirement

10-week English language pre-sessional for Social Sciences (Level 7)

  • IELTS: 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in writing and no less than 6.5 in all other components or
  • IELTS: 7.0 with 6.5 in in each component

One of the following approved tests:

  • IELTS: 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 61, with no less than 55 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 176, with no less than 169 in each component
  • TOEFL: 87, with a minimum of 21 in each component
  • Trinity ISE: Level 3 with Merit in all components
  • Duolingo: 110, minimum 100 in all other components
  • LanguageCert B2 Communicator: High Pass with 33/50 in each component

10-week English language pre-sessional for Social Sciences (Level 6.5)

  • IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and no less than 6.0 in all other components or
  • IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component

One of the following approved tests:

  • IELTS: 6.0, with no less than 5.5 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 55, with no less than 51 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 169, with no less than 162 in each component
  • TOEFL: 79, with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: Level 3 with Pass in all components
  • Duolingo: 100, minimum 90 in all other components
  • LanguageCert B2 Communicator: High Pass with 33/50 in each component

10-week English language pre-sessional for Social Sciences (Level 6.0)

  • IELTS: 6.0 with 6.0 in writing and no less than 5.5 in all other components or
  • IELTS: 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

One of the following approved tests:

  • IELTS: 5.5, with no less than 5.0 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 51, with no less than 46 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 162, with no less than 154 in each component
  • TOEFL: 72, with a minimum of 15 in Listening, 14 in Reading, 19 in Speaking and 16 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
  • Duolingo: 90, minimum 80 in all other components
  • LanguageCert B2 Communicator: High Pass with 33/50 in each component

 

10-week course applications  closed

English language pre-sessional course and application form;Pre-sessional entry requirement

10-week English Language Pre-sessional for Postgraduate Management
(PG)

IELTS 6.0 overall with min. 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in other skills
Trinity ISE, Level 3 with ‘Pass’ in all components
PTE UKVI: 55 with 55 in writing and 51 in all other components
 

Contact us

International Pathway College

ipc-presessional@york.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1904 321500