Our pre-sessional English language courses are for international students who need to meet an English language condition for entry to degree-level study at York. We also offer courses that are open to international applicants to other UK universities.
We are offering a 5-week (online only) pre-sessional course for postgraduate taught unconditional offer-holders who are starting in January 2021. See more information about this course.
The 20-week, 15-week and 10-week courses we offer are tailored to the specialism that you are aiming to progress into for your degree course. They are designed to help you improve your language, communication and study skills and prepare you for your degree at York.
The main course specialisms are:
- Arts and Humanities
- Social Sciences
- Science, Engineering and Maths
We also offer subject-specific courses for postgraduate Management degrees, and postgraduate Language Teaching.
On-campus pre-sessional courses
Study and learn the English language on our beautiful green campus.
Online pre-sessional courses
Meet your English language requirements from the comfort of your own home.
Applicants that have not applied to study at York
Our pre-sessional courses 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.
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.