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.
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 requirements||CELE 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 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
- 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)
At the end of this course, successful students will progress to their main academic programme.