School of Education
Centre for English Language Education
   
   
  

Presessional English for Academic Purposes - Business and Management

The Presessional English for Academic Purposes - Business and Management course is designed in collaboration with the Nottingham University Business School and prepares students going on to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in business and management.

There are two courses: 10 weeks and five weeks.

Joint offer

If you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate degree, you may be eligible for a joint offer. With a joint offer:

  • you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS
  • you take an English Language and Academic Skills presessional course and then go on to your postgraduate taught course
  • you have a guaranteed place on your postgraduate taught course
  • your progression to your postgraduate taught course is automatic, provided your attendance on the CELE presessional course is at least 80% and you complete all the coursework
Entry requirements (IELTS)
Academic course requirementsCELE presessional course requirements
Overall 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each element

5 week subject specialist course 6.0, minimum 5.5 with 6.0 in writing

10 week subject specialist course 6.0, minimum 5.5

Overall 7.0, minimum 6.0 in each element

5 week subject specialist course 6.5, minimum 6.0 with 6.5 in reading and writing

10 week subject specialist course 6.5, minimum 6.0


If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0, but below the minimum of 5.5 in any element, you can still apply for a joint offer provided that:

  • your CELE presessional course is no longer than 10 weeks
  • you join your postgraduate course directly after the CELE presessional course
  • you attend and pass all the CELE presessional course assessments
  • you have an in-date UKVI approved IELTS
If you do not meet these requirements, you may still be able to join your course with a standard presessional offer. Please contact us for details.
 

What you will learn

The main aims of both the ten and five week courses are to:

  • develop and improve your language skills in all areas so that you can meet the English language level required by Nottingham University Business School
  • prepare for the kinds of tasks you will need to perform in your future academic studies
  • increase your understanding of the departmental expectations 
  • prepare to work collaboratively with other students
  • develop the confidence and study skills necessary to succeed in your academic studies

What you will do

You will be asked to do a series of tasks:

  • Plan and write a library-based coursework assignment on a business topic
  • Write short exam essays
  • Read academic textbooks and articles
  • Participate in seminar discussions
  • Use the Business library for study and research
  • Reflect on academic learning and writing processes
  • Analyse and evaluate academic argument

View a sample timetable to get a better idea of the content of the course.

How you will be assessed

  • 3,000 word written assignment
  • 20 minute oral presentation
  • Timed essay

What's next?

At the end of this course, successful students will progress to their main academic programme.

Contact us

Centre for English Language Education

School of Education
Dearing Building
Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road
Nottingham NG8 1BB

presessional email:
cele-presessionaladmissions@nottingham.ac.uk
insessional email: cele-insessional@nottingham.ac.uk