School of Education
Centre for English Language Education

Presessional English for Academic Purposes (PEAP)

CELE tutor teaching students in a classroomOur PEAP courses are designed to bring your academic and language skills up to the required level, so you can study a foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate or research degree at the University of Nottingham. 

Our PEAP courses:

  • allow you to practise and improve your English in a genuine academic context, with a focus on integrated reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • develop your study skills by working on authentic academic tasks, so that you are prepared for the demands of UK Higher Education
  • guide you through the process of producing academic texts, with extensive feedback from your tutors
  • give you access to our extensive facilities and support services including our libraries, the University's learning platform, IT services, Student Services, Student Union and sports facilities
  • help you to build a network of friends and peers and to establish yourself as a valued member of our student and academic community
  • enable you to gain experience of studying in a university before beginning your degree

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Please note

You will need to provide evidence of your English language level to study on our courses. If you come on a Student Visa, you must have an approved IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) purposes (except for joint CAS offers).

If you come on a Short-Term Study Visa (STSV) or a Dependants' Visa, we accept a range of tests as proof of your language level, including IELTS, TOEFL etc – view more details of our English language equivalencies.

View our visa information page for information about which visa option is most suitable for you.

We also offer courses for students who are not progressing to academic studies at the University of Nottingham, and in this case alternative qualifications may be considered. Please contact us for details. 

Centre for English Language Education

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