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Pre-sessional English courses

Our Pre-sessionals improve your academic English language for study at King’s

Our innovative Pre-sessional programmes teach you the academic and language skills you need to succeed in your chosen degree and are an alternative to retaking an external English test.

Over 98% of students met the conditions to progress to their chosen degree at King's in 2019. In 2020, we offered an Online Pre-sessional and 93% of students would recommend online study to a friend. In the last three years, our Pre-sessional programme satisfaction has been at least 90%.

There are different course lengths to help you meet your offer conditions (16, 11 and 6 weeks). In addition, our tutors are experienced, highly qualified and can give you access to world-class learning.


Pre-sessional 2022

Details for Pre-sessional programmes in 2022 will be released soon.

Pre-sessional 2021

Pre-sessional programmes in 2021 were delivered online, allowing students to complete the 16-, 11-, or 6-week programme from anywhere in the world. All of our Pre-sessional programmes are full-time and have a significant time commitment.

Regardless of which Pre-sessional you choose, our aim is to ensure that you acquire the English language requirements and academic skills you need to continue your journey to your degree at King's. You can find out more about Pre-sessional online study via a webinar recorded in 2020. 

Students studying on the 11-week and 6-week programmes were offered the option to arrive in London from late July for some on-campus activity, in line with visa regulations. 

Online Pre-sessional

The shift to online learning accelerated in 2020. Positive results and feedback on our Online Pre-sessional have led to us offering it as an additional option for students in 2021.

95% felt better prepared for their degree studies
93% would recommend online study at King's to a friend
98% would review and replay the lessons in the future to support their studies 



Pre-sessional calculator

Our Pre-sessional calculator can help you decide which course is right for you.

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