English for University Study

A flexible English course to prepare you for your degree in the UK.

English for University Study will prepare you for successful undergraduate or postgraduate study at a UK university, or for entry to one of the academic preparation courses offered by INTO University of Exeter.

As well as studying the core elements of the English language, you will also develop your knowledge and skills in areas such as academic speaking and listening, academic writing, note-taking, research and project skills, report writing, and presenting.

The course will help you adjust to the demands, challenges and expectations of UK higher education. You will also be able to practise your developing language skills in a vibrant learning environment where you can take advantage of the University's additional learning facilities and mix with a wide variety of British and international students.

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What will I study?

This course will enable you to develop your knowledge, ability and confidence in a variety of skills that are essential for undergraduate and postgraduate study.

Through studying a range of modules you will develop a greater command of written and spoken English, as well as the academic study skills that are critical for university study.

Course modules

  • Language Development
  • Academic Speaking and Listening
  • Academic Writing
  • Academic Reading and Study Skills

Depending on your level of English, you will spend more hours each week on different modules.


Where will it take me?

Course outcomes

As part of the course, you will receive independent advice and guidance to support your university selection and the process of applying to a UK university.

As long as you have met the academic requirements for your chosen degree programme, successful completion of the course offers:

  • direct entry to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme at the University of Exeter or another UK university without the need for an external IELTS exam
  • Assured progression to the International Foundation or International Diploma or Graduate Diploma programme, subject to meeting Tier 4 student visa requirements, without an IELTS exam.

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