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Pre-sessional English

Do I need Pre-Sessional English?

We teach in English, so you’ll need to achieve the levels below or study a pre-sessional English course with us to join one of our courses.

The below entry requirements are IELTS. Please note that we also accept Pearson Test of English (Academic) and other equivalent qualifications such as WAEC, HKDSE and SPM.

All of our pre-sessional English programmes will be delivered by the University of Plymouth’s English Language Centre.

Please email for further information on alternative English language qualifications.

English Language Requirements


5.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band.

First Year

6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band.


6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band.

If you meet the above entry criteria for your course, then you do not need any pre-sessional English.

What length of Pre-Sessional English Course do I need?

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Pre-sessional English for UPIC courses starting in September 2023

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Note: we are still awaiting the January dates from the English Language Centre
* Fees subject to final confirmation

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