School of Education
Centre for English Language Education
  

Which Presessional Course is Right for You?

The length of presessional course you will need depends on the entry requirements of your degree course and your current English language skills.

To determine which course you should take, follow the instructions below:

  1. Click on the grey box below which is relevant to your current situation
  2. Identify your current IELTS score
  3. This will then give you the length of course presessional course you need to take
  4. Follow the links or use the menu bar to go to the relevant course page for detailed information regarding what you will learn and how you will be assessed
  5. Also visit the course details page for important information regarding course dates, application deadlines and fees 

More information

Once you have identified which course you need, you can view further details relating to:

Please note

You will need the details of the length of your CELE course when you complete your presessional application.

 

Standard presessional programmes – open to students in all schools and departments

Your degree course requires IELTS 6.0 (with no score lower than 5.5)
IELTS scores
Your current IELTS scoreLength of PEAP course you needLevel of PEAP course you need
Overall No score lower than
4.0 4.0 40 weeks PEAP 1PEAP 2PEAP 3 and  PEAP 4
4.5 4.0 40 weeks PEAP 1PEAP 2PEAP 3 and  PEAP 4
4.5 4.0 (with 4.5 in writing) 30 weeks PEAP 2PEAP 3 and  PEAP 4
5.0 4.5 20 weeks PEAP 3 and  PEAP 4
5.0 5.0 20 weeks PEAP 3 and  PEAP 4
5.5 5.0 10 weeks PEAP 4
5.5 5.5 6 or 10 weeks PEAP 4
6.0 5.0 (with 5.5 in writing) 6 weeks PEAP 4
6.0 and above 5.5 and above 4 week Academic Study Skills (recommended)
 
Your degree course requires IELTS 6.5 (with no score lower than 6.0)
IELTS scores
Your current IELTS scoreLength of PEAP course you needLevel of PEAP course you need
Overall No score lower than
4.0 4.0 40 weeks PEAP 1PEAP 2PEAP 3 and  PEAP 4
4.5 4.0 40 weeks PEAP 1PEAP 2PEAP 3 and  PEAP 4
4.5 4.0 (with 4.5 in writing) 30 weeks PEAP 2PEAP 3 and  PEAP 4
5.0 4.5 30 weeks PEAP 2PEAP 3 and  PEAP 4
5.0 5.0 20 weeks PEAP 3 and  PEAP 4
5.5 5.0 20 weeks PEAP 3 and  PEAP 4
5.5 5.5 20 weeks PEAP 3 and  PEAP 4
6.0 5.0 (with 5.5 in writing) 10 weeks PEAP 4
6.0 5.5 (with 6.0 in writing) 6 weeks PEAP 4
6.0 6.0 6 weeks PEAP 4
6.5 6.0 4 week Academic Study Skills (recommended)
6.5 6.0 (with 6.5 in reading and writing) 4 week Academic Study Skills (recommended)
6.5 6.5 4 week Academic Study Skills (recommended)
7.0 6.5 4 week Academic Study Skills (recommended)
 
Your degree course requires IELTS 7.0 (with no score lower than 6.0 or 6.5)
IELTS scores
Your current IELTS scoreLength of PEAP course you needLevel of PEAP course you need
Overall No score lower than
4.5 and below 4.0 and below Not eligible to study
4.5 4.0 (with 4.5 in writing) 40 weeks Please contact us
5.0 4.5 40 weeks Please contact us
5.0 5.0 40 weeks Please contact us
5.5 5.0 30 weeks Please contact us
5.5 5.5 30 weeks Please contact us
6.0 5.0 (with 5.5 in writing) 20 weeks Please contact us
6.0 5.5  20 weeks Please contact us
6.0 6.0 20 weeks Please contact us
6.5 6.0 10 week subject specialist course or  PEAP 4
6.5 6.0 (with 6.5 in reading and writing) 6 weeks PEAP 4
6.5 6.5  6 weeks PEAP 4
7.0 6.5 4 week Academic Study Skills (recommended)
 
You have an offer to study a postgraduate law (LLM) course

While we are still accepting applicants who are going to study for an LLM course, please be aware that we are not running a specialist law course. All students applying will join the standard courses.

Entry requirements

If you have an offer to study for a postgraduate LLM course, but have not met the minimum requirements of IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.5 in writing and reading, and 6.0 in speaking and listening), you may be able to join the 10-week standard summer course. Please note that this is not a dedicated English for law course.

To enter this course, you must have achieved IELTS 6.0 (no less than 6.0 in writing and reading, and 5.5 in speaking and listening) or equivalent. If you do not meet these requirements, you may need to study with CELE for longer, or take another IELTS test (where possible).

If you have met the required IELTS scores, but your reading or writing score is a 6.0, you may be able to join the 6-week standard course. Please note that this is not a dedicated English for law course. 

If you need more information, please contact presessional enquiries

 

Specialist presessional programmes

You already have an unconditional offer to study at the University of Nottingham

The University offers a 4-week course for students who have an unconditional offer for either a postgraduate or undergraduate degree at the University of Nottingham (including study abroad students Erasmus/Socrates students). This course helps to prepare you for successful academic study at a British university by allowing you to practise and develop essential academic study skills.

Find out more about the 4-week Presessional Academic Study Skills (PASS)

 

Centre for English Language Education

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