Course details

Study options

Full-time: 5/10/15 weeks* †

Course level

Access

Start date

See below †

Location

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Course description

If you're planning to start a degree at Derby or elsewhere, this course will help you:

This course can also help you improve your English language skills even if you're not intending to start a degree course in Derby.

Please note: because of the very intensive nature of these courses late enrolments are not be permitted. You should therefore arrange to fly to the UK a couple of days before the start of your course.

All courses can run only if there is sufficient student demand.

What you will study

During the course, you will improve your:

How you will learn

This is a full-time course with 21 hours of class per week and self-study.

The course is highly interactive, with lots of small group work and discussion. This will enable you to increase your confidence and learn from others.

Entry requirements

If you want to start your degree in January 2019

Minimum starting English level (IELTS or equivalent)Required English level for your degreeLength of courseStart dateEnd date
5.0 (minimum 4.5 in all skills) 6.0 10 weeks Monday 1 October  Friday 7 December
5.5 (minimum 5.0 in all skills) 6.5 10 weeks Monday 1 October  Friday 7 December
5.5 (minimum 5.0 in all skills) 6.0 5 weeks Monday 5 November Friday 7 December
6.0 (minimum 5.5 in all skills) 6.5 5 weeks Monday 5 November Friday 7 December

If you want to start your degree in September 2019

Minimum starting English level (IELTS or equivalent)Required English level for your degreeLength of courseStart dateEnd date
4.5 (minimum 4.0 in all skills) 6.0 15 weeks Monday 20 May Friday 30 August
5.0 (minimum 4.5 in all skills) 6.5 15 weeks Monday 20 May Friday 30 August
5.0 (minimum 4.5 in all skills) 6.0 10 weeks Monday 24 June Friday 30 August
5.5 (minimum 5.0 in all skills) 6.5 10 weeks Monday 24 June Friday 30 August
5.5 (minimum 5.0 in all skills) 6.0 5 weeks Monday 29 July Friday 30 August
6.0 (minimum 5.5 in all skills) 6.5 5 weeks Monday 29 July Friday 30 August

Fees and funding

2018/19 Fees

These fees will apply to any course studied between September 2018 and August 2019:

How to apply

UK/EU students

Apply directly to the University

International students

Apply directly to the University

 

Careers

At the end of the course, we will assess your speaking, listening, reading and writing. If you complete these assessments successfully you can move straight on to your chosen degree course at Derby, you do not need to take another IELTS test.

Contact us

If you need any more information from us, eg on courses, accommodation, applying, car parking, fees or funding, please contact us and we will do everything we can to help you.

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† Additional information about your studies

5, 10 or 15 weeks, depending on the level of English required by your degree

Autumn and summer

Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.