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Pre-Sessional and In-Sessional English at Warwick

In-sessional English

In-sessional English classes are additional academic English language classes for international students who are already studying for a degree at the University of Warwick. We also offer a number of workshops for students in the first few weeks of the academic year.

Undergraduate and postgraduate students in any department are eligible to attend the In-sessional, with priority being given to those for whom classes are specifically recommended. Classes are not suitable for near-native speakers or very advanced students of English.

Some academic departments also arrange specialist in-sessional classes for their students; any departments wishing to know if this is possible can contact the team, and someone will be able to help. You can also contact the In-sessional team via for any queries.

Further details about our upcoming workshops, and the 2023/24 In-sessional English offering are available on our In-sessional pages.

Pre-sessional English

The Warwick Pre-Sessional English courses are academic English language and study skills programmes which aim to prepare students linguistically and culturally for their future degree studies. The courses are for students whose first language is not English and who have an offer to study for a degree at the University of Warwick, which is conditional on meeting the English language requirements. The Pre-Sessional English courses focus on the specific academic language and study skills that students will need in order to follow and engage in their future degree subject.

There is no formal award for these courses - successful completion of the course will allow students to meet the English language condition of their main course offer.

Our 2024 Pre-sessional English course offering is available here and applications are now open.