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All English Language Courses have been accredited and are regularly inspected by the British Council.

British Council 2011

UCL English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Courses

 TOEFL holders  - Important Update July 2014
TOEFL scores will only be accepted for entry the UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes if a Tier 4 student visa is not required.

2014 Pre-Sessional Courses - Important Update 14 July 2014
Limited availability for the 5-week course. Please enquire: presess@ucl.ac.uk

All UCL English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Courses fulfil UCL's English language proficiency requirements, and are also accepted by a number of other UK universities. 

Studying Academic English at UCL: An Overview

UCL English for Academic Purposes Courses focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in a university environment. Students are prepared for degree level study at UCL or at other UK universities by:

  • becoming familiar with the academic environment and conventions of the British Higher Education system
  • listening to academic lectures
  • taking effective notes
  • reading academic texts quickly and effectively
  • expressing ideas clearly and accurately in academic writing
  • giving oral presentations.

All courses are taught through classes, seminars and lectures within the university. Students have weekly individual tutorials (one-to-one sessions with their Personal Tutor) to discuss their academic progress.

Students will attend academic lectures given by leading UCL academics. Opportunities to attend academic lectures in a student’s degree subject area are also available.

A dedicated UCL Education Adviser provides guidance on how to apply for UK undergraduate and graduate programmes. Optional IELTS preparation classes are included in all EAP courses except the 5-week pre-sessional course.

UCL EAP Courses

There are two main UCL English for Academic Purposes Courses at UCL: Diploma in English for Academic Purposes and Pre-sessional courses.

Diploma in English for Academic Purposes

Academic year 2014/15

Full Diploma Course (September 2014 to June 2015)

6 Month Diploma (January 2015 to June 2015)

Pre-sessional English Courses

(April / June / July / August to September 2014)


Preparation for University at University

International students from all over the world come to study UCL's English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Students are enrolled at UCL as university students and have free access to all UCL facilities including libraries and ICT facilities. EAP students may also apply for university accommodation.

Students can join a wide range of cultural or sporting societies of UCL and University of London Student Unions.

Part-time courses

Beginning in October, January and April, the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE) runs part-time academic English courses for participants whose main language is not English.

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