School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Pre-Sessional Programme. Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Your offer letter will normally advise you which Summer Pre-Sessional you need to take, and this depends on the English requirements of your chosen undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme. As a general guide, each block leads to a 0.5 improvement in your IELTS score. This is only a guideline. Please see the College website for information on specific English Language Entry Requirements for different courses of study.

Students requiring a Tier 4 visa will need to take a Secure English Language Test (SELT)

Age requirements

To enrol on the Summer Pre-Sessional, you must be aged 17 or over by the 1st of September before the course begins.

Joint CAS

For applicants applying for the 5 or 9 week Pre-Sessional English programme, Queen Mary may be able to issue a joint CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) to cover both the Pre-Sessional programme and the main degree programme. This will be set up automatically by the Queen Mary admissions team when the offer is made. To be eligible applicants will need to have their results and hold an unconditional offer for both their Pre-Sessional English programme and their main degree programme in order to begin a CAS application.

We will be unable to issue a joint CAS after the advertised deadline date.  After this point two separate CAS numbers will be required.  Please be aware that a UKVI IELTS will be required for those applying for a separate CAS.