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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 six weeks.

CELE now offer an 8-week Presessional English course on our Ningbo Campus for Chinese students going on to postgraduate programmes in business and management. Please visit the CELE China website for more details and please note the application process is different to applying for a CELE course in Nottingham.

 

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) for joint offer
Academic course requirementsCELE presessional course requirements
Overall 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each element

6 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

6 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 do not meet the entry levels, you may still be able to do our 10-week Business and Management course with a standard offer (not a joint offer) detailed above, pleasesee the entry requirements below.

Standard offer

Entry requirements (IELTS) for standard/single offer
Academic course requirementsCELE presessional course requirements

Overall 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each element

For a 7.0+ target, see join offer information above

10 week subject specialist course 6.0, minimum 5.0 with 5.5 in writing

If you do not meet the CELE presessional Business and Management course requirements, you can first study on one of our standard 20 or 30-week programmes and then move on to the 10-week Business presessional in the summer. Please go to selecting the correct course information, and click on the relevant section based on the required IELTS score for your Business degree (for example overall 6.5 or 7.0).

 

What you will learn

The main aims of both the ten and six 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

  • Research and write an essay related to your area of study
  • Give an oral presentation
  • Write an essay under timed conditions (10-week course only)

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

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