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Pre-sessional English courses

Pre-sessionals 2024

Prepare for success in your King’s degree with our Pre-sessional courses. 

Our innovative Pre-sessional courses provide you with the academic and language skills you need to succeed in your chosen degree and offer an alternative route to retaking an external English test. 

There are different course lengths (16, 11 and 6 weeks) to help you meet your offer conditions and we have on-campus, online and blended study options. We also have a separate Pre-sessional pathway for undergraduate students to support you in starting your UK Higher Education at Bachelor’s level. If you are a postgraduate student, you will join a stream related to your subject area and will study with classmates joining your faculty. Whichever pathway you take, our team of experienced and highly qualified tutors will give you the very best start in your academic studies. 

98% of students met the conditions to progress to their chosen degree at King's in 2023 and our Pre-sessional programme satisfaction has been above 95% for the past three years. 

Click to find out more about the different Pre-sessional pathways in 2024

What our students say

Mohammad, a former 16-week Pre-sessional course student found the prospect of studying a Pre-sessional course daunting but says he found the influence of diversity and cultural exchange was really significant in enhancing his way of thinking. The course taught him a lot of skills such as commitment and how to unleash the potential inside you, as well as improving more traditional skills such as reading, writing and taking notes.


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