English for University Study

Prepare the skills and English language you need for a degree at a UK university. An intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level, or for entry to an INTO City University academic programme

Our price promise

If you find this course cheaper elsewhere, we will match the price and give you a £50 voucher when you book*.

*Applies only to like-for-like dates at the same school on the same course for the same duration.


Minimum entry requirements

  • Minimum age: 17
  • English level: A2: Elementary / | IELTS 3
  • Academic level:

    Students who do not meet minimum English language requirements should enquire about General English courses available at the centre.

Course format

  • Length of study: From 1 term
  • Hours per week: 20
  • Maximum class size: 14
  • Typical student age: 18-24
  • Typical student mix:
    40% European, 50% Far Eastern, 10% Other

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 7 Apr 2014
    • 7 Jul 2014
    • 22 Sep 2014
    • 5 Jan 2015
    • 6 Apr 2015
    • 6 Jul 2015
  • Tuition fees: From 3950.00 GBP

    Tuition length options

    • 1 term: 4250.00 GBP
    • 1 term: 3950.00 GBP (April 2014, July 2014)
  • Compulsory fees

    • Our admin fee: 49 GBP
    • Enrolment fee: 50.00 GBP
    • Textbooks: 75.00 GBP
  • Other expenses:


English for University Study will prepare you for successful undergraduate or postgraduate study at a UK university, or for entry to one of the academic preparation courses offered by INTO City University, London.

Course elements

As well as studying the core elements of the English language, you will also develop your knowledge and skills in areas such as academic speaking and listening, academic writing, note-taking, research and project skills, report writing, and presenting.

The course will help you adjust to the demands, challenges and expectations of UK higher education.

You will also be able to practise your developing language skills in a vibrant learning environment where you can take advantage of the University's additional learning facilities and mix with a wide variety of British and international students.




What will I study?

This course will enable you to develop your knowledge, ability and confidence in a variety of skills that are essential for higher education, as well as giving you a greater command of written and spoken English. You will study:

  • Language Development
  • Academic Speaking and Listening Skills
  • Academic Writing
  • Academic Reading and Study Skills

Depending on your level of English, you will spend more hours each week on different modules.

Where will it take me?

As part of the course, you will receive independent advice and guidance to support your university selection and the process of applying to a UK university.

As long as you have met the academic requirements for your chosen degree programme, successful completion of the course offers:

  • Direct entry to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme at City University London without the need for an external IELTS exam
  • Assured progression to an International Foundation or Graduate Diploma programme without the need for an external IELTS exam.
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