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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.

There are different course lengths to help you meet your offer conditions (16, 11 and 6 weeks) and our team of experienced and highly-qualified tutors will give you the very best start in your academic studies.

97% of students met the conditions to progress to their chosen degree at King's in 2021 and our Pre-sessional programme satisfaction has been at least 95% for the past three years.


In-sessional and Embedded support

At King’s Foundations we offer a range of In-sessional and embedded support classes designed to help our students maximise their performance and enhance the quality of their learning experience.

In-sessional support classes are available for students who have previously studied with King’s Foundations on the Pre-sessional programme.

Embedded support classes are available on request by the department and focus on specific skills to help you get the most out of your time with us.

These classes are suitable for students who do not have English as their first language, or who have previously studied outside of the UK.   Home students may also find some of the embedded support classes useful, particularly those who wish to focus on subject specific assignments.


Pre-sessionals 2022

King's are delighted to be welcoming Pre-sessional students onto campus once more from 2022 and we are offering a mix of combined and face-to-face Pre-sessional programmes to meet your needs.

Applications are now open, please click on a programme below for full details and to apply.

6-week Online

6-week Online

Get ready for your degree and boost your English by 0.5 IELTS or equivalent

11-week Online

11-week Online

Get ready for your degree and boost your English by 1.0 IELTS or equivalent



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