Pre-sessional courses

The Pre-Sessional courses at ELCOS are intensive academic English programmes suitable for international students who wish to study undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses at Bangor University.
Requirements:

  • An offer letter for an undergraduate or postgraduate course at Bangor University
  • Either evidence of IELTS score appropriate for the Pre-sessional course being applied for or have successfully completed Pathway to Pre-sessional.

The pre-sessional courses aim to help students improve their English language ability to at least the equivalent of IELTS 6.0 or CEFR B2. Successful completion of the Pre-sessional course means students can start their academic course.
Below you can find details of the start dates, entry requirements, and cost of all our Pre-sessional courses.
If the Bangor University course requires students to have English language ability of IELTS 6.5 or more, Pre-sessional entry requirements and final assessment pass marks will be higher.

Entry level  

Pre-sessional courses

IELTS 4.0 or completed Pathway to Pre-sessional

February – September

 

September – May 

IELTS 4.5

April – September

IELTS 5.0

January – June

 

June  – September

IELTS 5.5

July  – September

IELTS 6.0 with 1 element below IELTS 5.5

August  – September

4 week orientation course

August  – September

IELTS 4.0 or completed Pathway to Pre-sessional

June – December

IELTS 4.5

July – December

IELTS 5.0

September – December

IELTS 5.5

October – December

IELTS 6.0 with 1 element below IELTS 5.5

November  – December

January - June Pre-sessional Course (IELTS 5.0)

This course will not run in 2020

A minimum IELTS score of 5.0 (no element below 4.0) or equivalent is required to apply for this course. 

Course Dates: 7 January 2018 to 31 May 2019
Course fee: £4,850

Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.
If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 5.5, or equivalent.

February - September Pre-sessional Course (IELTS 4.0)

A minimum IELTS score of 4.0 (no element below 4.0) or equivalent is required to apply for this course. 

Course Dates: 18 February 2019 to 6 September 2019
Course fee: £6,100

Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.
If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 4.5, or equivalent.


April - September Pre-sessional Course (IELTS 4.5)

A minimum IELTS score of 4.5 (no element below 4.0) or equivalent is required to apply for this course. 

Course Dates: 29 April 2019 to 6 September 2019
Course fee: £4,950

Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.
If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 5.0, or equivalent.

June – September Pre-sessional Course (IELTS 5.0)

A minimum IELTS score of 5.0 (no element below 4.0) or equivalent is required to apply for this course

Course Dates: 24 June 2019 to 6th September 2019
Course Fee: £3,200

Download an application form To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.

If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 5.5, or equivalent.

July - September Pre-sessional Course (IELTS 5.5)

A minimum IELTS score of 5.5 (no element below 4.0) or equivalent is required to apply for this course.

Course Dates: 29 July 2019 to 6 September 2019
Course fee: £2,200

Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.
If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 6.0, or equivalent.

August - September Pre-Sessional Course (IELTS 6.0)

A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent, with only 1 element allowed below IELTS 5.5, is required to apply for this course. 


Course Dates: 12 August 2019 to 6 September 2019
Course fee: £1,200

Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.
If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 6.5, or equivalent, with no element allowed below IELTS 5.5 and only 1 element below 6.0 (unless otherwise stipulated by receiving department).

4 week Orientation Course (August to September)

This course is designed for students who have already met the requirements of their receiving departments. It gives students the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the UK higher education system in general and Bangor University in particular. The course will include guided project work which will involve full use of all University facilities.

Course Dates: 12 August 2019 to 6 September 2019
Course fee: £1,200

Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.

September - December Pre-sessional Course (IELTS 5.0)

A minimum IELTS score of 5.0 (no element below 4.0) or equivalent is required to apply for this course.

Course Dates: 24 September 2018 to 14 December 2018
Course fee: £3,200

Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.
If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 6.0, or equivalent.

October - December Pre-sessional Course (IELTS 5.5)

A minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent, with reading and writing no lower than IELTS 5.5, is required to apply for this course. 

Course Dates: 22 October 2018 to 14 December 2018
Course fee: £2,200

Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.
If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 6.0, or equivalent, with neither reading nor writing lower than IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). 

November - December Pre-Sessional Course (IELTS 6.0)

A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent, with only 1 element allowed below IELTS 5.5, is required to apply for this course. 

Course Dates: 19 November 2018 to 14 December 2018
Course fee: £1,200

Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.
If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 6.5, or equivalent, with no element allowed below IELTS 5.5 and only 1 element below 6.0 (unless otherwise stipulated by receiving department).


ELCOS reserves the right to cancel courses or change their dates and prices without notice.