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Interested in developing your English language skills?

To cater for the needs of international students whose native language may not be English, we offer pre-sessional and in-sessional courses which will enable you to meet the English language entry requirements to enrol on a programme at UWS, or to prepare you for study elsewhere in the UK.

English Language Courses

UWS London campus

Pre-sessional English

Pre-sessional English is a 5-week or 10-week intensive course for students who need to improve their English language skills before beginning an undergraduate degree at UWS.

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Students studying at London campus

English Language for University Study

English Language for University Study is a 41-week intensive course for students who need to improve their English language skills over an extended period of time before beginning undergraduate study.

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English Language Support

In 2018-19, the University offers in-sessional English language support for all students studying on its degree programmes. This is offered in two ways:

  • English language modules
  • Academic English support sessions

English language modules are 20-credit modules which require weekly attendance.

The modules available are:

  • Advanced English 1 and 2 (level 9)
  • English for Academic Purposes (level 9)
  • Business English 3.1 and 3.2 (level 9)
  • English Proficiency 1 and 2 (level 10)

NB: Changes may be made for 2019-20; please check back for more details.

Erasmus exchange students are entitled to one free English language module in addition to the modules which are part of their degree programme. For other students, a limited number of free places on English language modules is available.

English language support sessions offer help with Academic English skills such as presentations, written assignments, or exam preparation. These sessions are free of charge and scheduled for delivery at Paisley, Ayr, and Lanarkshire campuses on specific dates during the trimester.

For timetables, module fees, and how to register for modules and support sessions, please contact

Last updated: 20/08/2018