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Pre-Sessional Academic English Programmes

UPDATE: Summer 2022 postgraduate pre-sessional courses will shortly be available for addition to your offer (via your applicant portal).

Our Pre-sessional programmes are open to students who hold an offer for a Durham University degree programme. Programmes are suitable for both those who have narrowly missed their language condition and those with unconditional offers for their main programme.

We will be offering both Online and On-Campus options for Postgraduate Taught (Masters) students, and On-campus options for Undergraduate students.

Pathway to PhD and the 20 Week pre-sessional will both remain fully Online for 2022. For more details, see the 'Apply Now' tab.

We have made clear in the course names what the various options are for you, so please read each course name carefully before making your selection.

There is more detail on Online Pre-sessionals in the FAQ section below.

The Summer Pre-sessional courses are 20, 10 or 6 weeks long, and are designed to help you develop the academic language and literacy skills you will need to succeed in your academic department. To see more details of dates and costs of the courses, click 'Apply Now'.

The 'Pathway to PhD' courses are 20 or 10 weeks long, and open to PhD students with an offer at Durham University. To see more details click 'Pathway to PhD'.