9 reasons to study the Pre-sessional English courses
We're 9th in the world according to the QS World University Rankings 2024.
Start your journey with a Pre-sessional English course and move on to your chosen degree at a high-ranking university. Find out more.
The UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE) is part of the IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society, a world-leading centre for education and social science.
It has ranked number one globally for Education for the past ten years (QS World Subject Rankings 2023), so you can be confident of an outstanding educational experience. Find out more.
We offer three different course lengths – whether in London or online – depending on your current English language qualification and scores.
Our longer courses give you the time you need to prepare and our shorter courses for those with higher scores get you to where you want to be sooner. More about the course structure.
Successfully completing this course satisfies UCL’s English language requirement for graduate and undergraduate degrees and ensures you’re ready to study for a degree in English.
95% of CLIE Pre-sessional English students progressed to a UCL degree programme after successfully passing the course in 2022. Read more about our previous students' experiences.
For the first time we’re offering our pre-sessional courses face-to-face and online. For those coming to London, it’s been the world’s best student city for five years running (QS World Cities 2024).
You will be taught by an approachable and dedicated Associate Lecturer who will prepare you for your studies at UCL. Meet the Senior Team.
You’ll be joining a welcoming, supportive environment of international staff and students.
Develop the English language and academic skills you’ll need to study a degree at UCL and be introduced to the UCL community before you start your degree. Course information