The Pre-sessional course is taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and classes, some of which will be online, and you are expected to dedicate time to self-study and independent research tasks.
Students will be allocated to one of four modules, dependent upon their target degree course:
The ‘Academic English’ module will be taken by students aiming to progress to:
- The Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
- The Dickson Poon School of Law
- Arts & Humanities (with the exception of CMCI and DDH)
- The science and health faculties (NMS, IoPPN, FoLSM, Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care)
The 'Management' module will be taken by students aiming to enter management-related courses delivered by King's Business School.
The 'Finance' module will be taken by students aiming to enter finance-related courses delivered by King's Business School.
The 'Cultural Industries and Digital Humanities' module will be taken by students aiming to enter programmes delivered by the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries and the Department of Digital Humanities.
The Management, Finance, and Cultural Industries & Digital Humanities modules contain a mixture of core, general content and language and skills central to the target subject area. The Academic English module focuses on the ability to use academic English vocabulary, genres of text, and skills relating to a wide range of academic situations and topics.
Please note that the module a student takes is determined by their target degree course; students cannot opt for an alternative module.
You will study the following:
English for academic purposes
The course helps you to develop your academic essay writing, language, and research skills, as well as your critical reading and listening abilities.
Seminar and presentation skills
The course helps you to develop your oral skills, focusing on your ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, to present and defend a position, and to listen and respond to other people’s ideas.
Students’ progress is monitored carefully. Regular tutorials are arranged throughout the course, during which you will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues related to your studies on the course.
Students are allocated to one module, which is determined by their target degree course.