English for University Studies

English course english language courses (From 10 weeks)

Cambridge

March, April, June 2019, July, August, September, October, November

Overview

Our English for University Studies course is designed for students who'd like to improve their English language. We focus on general English language skills, but also have classes on IELTS preparation and academic study skills.

Full description

Course content

Our English for University Studies runs full-time programme over ten weeks. You'll study for 21 hours each week.

The course content includes:

  • grammar and vocabulary work
  • fluency focus
  • reading, listening, speaking and writing skills
  • pronunciation focus
  • English for academic purposes
  • intensive preparation for IELTS: exam technique and practice
  • further specialist academic vocabulary focus
  • study skills
  • life in the UK – cultural awareness training
  • studying in an English-speaking university

Download our English for University Studies course description and sample timetable

Course dates and fees

The courses below are suitable for 2019-20 entry.

Course length Start date End date Course fee 
40 weeks 12 March 2018 18 January 2019 £11,600
36 weeks 23 April 2018 18 January 2019 £10,620
30 weeks 11 June 2018 18 January 2019 £9,000
26 weeks 9 July 2018 18 January 2019 £7,800
22 weeks 6 August 2018 18 January 2019 £6,600
20 weeks 20 August 2018 18 January 2019 £6,100
16 weeks 17 September 2018 18 January 2019 £4,960
14 weeks 1 October 2018 18 January 2019 £4,340
12 weeks 15 October 2018 18 January 2019 £3,780
10 weeks 29 October 2018 18 January 2019 £3,200
8 weeks 12 November 2018 18 January 2019 £2,600
6 weeks 26 November 2018 18 January 2019 £1,950


Course length Start date End date Course fee 
44 weeks 2 July 2018 31 May 2019 £12,760
36 weeks 28 August 2018 31 May 2019 £10,620
30 weeks 8 October 2018 31 May 2019 £9,000
26 weeks 5 November 2018 31 May 2019 £7,800
22 weeks 3 December 2018 31 May 2019 £6,600
20 weeks 2 January 2019 31 May 2019 £6,100
16 weeks 28 January 2019 31 May 2019 £4,960
12 weeks 25 February 2019 31 May 2019 £3,780
10 weeks 11 March 2019 31 May 2019 £3,200
8 weeks 25 March 2019 31 May 2019 £2,600
6 weeks 8 April 2019 31 May 2019 £1,950


Course length Start date End date Course fee 
44 weeks 1 October 2018 30 August 2019 £12,760
36 weeks 26 November 2018 30 August 2019 £10,620
30 weeks 21 January 2019 30 August 2019 £9,000
26 weeks 18 February 2019 30 August 2019 £7,800
22 weeks 18 March 2019 30 August 2019 £6,600
20 weeks 1 April 2019 30 August 2019 £6,100
16 weeks 13 May 2019 30 August 2019 £4,960
12 weeks 10 June 2019 30 August 2019 £3,780
10 weeks 24 June 2019 30 August 2019 £3,200
8 weeks 8 July 2019 30 August 2019 £2,600
6 weeks 22 July 2019 30 August 2019 £1,950


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Assessment

At the end of our English for University Studies course you will take an IELTS. This is included in your course fee.

If you have applied for an academic course at Anglia Ruskin University or Cambridge Ruskin International College and meet the English language requirements, you will be able to progress directly onto your course.

If you need more support to meet the English language requirements, you may need to do a Pre-sessional English Course. In this case you might be booked on to a Secure English Language Test (SELT). There is no extra charge for this, though please note you will be responsible for covering all transfer costs to the SELT test centre.

Where you will study

Your department and faculty

Our Language Centre is here to support your academic success.

We offer a wide range of English courses, including academic and general English, summer programmes and bespoke courses, as well as in-sessional English language support. There's also the chance to learn an additional language with our Anglia Language Programme – open to all ARU students and staff.

You'll find a friendly, supportive teaching environment here with highly experienced and qualified teaching staff who are dedicated to helping you pursue your ambitions.

Where can I study?

Cambridge
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How to apply

Complete the English for University Studies application form on this page, and email to lsu@anglia.ac.uk.

You'll also need to send us a copy of your English test. For international students we would recommend that you take an IELTS for entry onto the English for University Studies course. If you're applying from the EU we can accept other English tests; email lsu@anglia.ac.uk for more information.

For the English for University Studies course, you will need to apply for a Short Term Study Visa (previously known as a Student Visitor Visa). If you're planning to continue onto a Pre-sessional course you may wish to apply for a Tier 4 visa.

Entry requirements

You should be aged 18 or over at the start of this course.

The English for University Studies course is suitable for students with a minimum of IELTS 4.0 or above (we would not recommend this course for anyone with an IELTS of more than 6.5). As a general guide we would recommend the longer programmes for applicants with an IELTS range of 4.0-5.0, especially if you are planning to apply for an academic course. The shorter programmes are generally more suitable for applicants of an intermediate level.