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University of Portsmouth

Pre-sessional English in Thailand

University of Portsmouth

Pre-sessional English Programme

Available now at Westminster School of English, Thailand 

Westminster School of English is a trusted partner institution of the University of Portsmouth. Westminster delivers teaching courses on behalf of the University of Portsmouth in Thailand and is currently offering a summer 2020 pre-sessional course. Due to the COVID-19 situation, many UK universities are unable to run their pre-sessional programmes in the UK. However, this pre-sessional English programme in Thailand will enable students to meet the conditions set by the University and therefore begin their degree programme in September 2021 and Janaury 2022. Importantly, the University of Portsmouth is allowing students planning to study in other universities to use this course as a pathway into other universities, and other UK universities are accepting successful completion of this course as entry into their own degree programmes.

Course dates & costs

10 Weeks Pre-sessional English

This course is suitable for those students who need to increase their IELTS band score by 1.0. For example, students receiving a Conditional Offer with a condition of IELTS 6.5 may enter this course with IELTS 5.5 and upon successful completion may progress to their degree programme.

Start date: Monday 7 Jun – Friday 13 Aug 2021

Tuition fee: 3,700 GBP

6 Weeks Pre-sessional English

This course is suitable for those students who need to increase their IELTS band score by 0.5. For example, students receiving a Conditional Offer with a condition of IELTS 6.5 may enter this course with IELTS 6.0 and upon successful completion may progress to their degree programme.

Start date: Monday 5 July – Friday 13 Aug 2021

Tuition fee: 2,300 GBP

10 Weekends Pre-sessional English

This course is suitable for those students who need to increase their IELTS band score by 0.5. For example, students receiving a Conditional Offer with a condition of IELTS 6.5 may enter this course with IELTS 6.0 and upon successful completion may progress to their degree programme.

Start date: Saturday 29 May – Sunday 8 Aug 2021

Tuition fee: 2,300 GBP

List of accepting universities

  • Aston University
  • Bangor University
  • Bournemouth University
  • Brunel University London
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Coventry University
  • Coventry University London
  • De Montfort University
  • Edge Hill University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Regent’s University London
  • Swansea University
  • University College Birmingham
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Chester
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Essex
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Hull
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Kent
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Lincoln
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Northampton
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Plymouth
  • The University of Sheffield
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • University of South Wales
  • University of Sunderland
  • University of Westminster
  • University of the West of England
  • University of Winchester

Please contact Westminster School of English for a list of updated universities.

Accredited by BALEAP

The University of Portsmouth Pre-sessional English program is accredited by the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP).

BALEAP accredits academic English programmes run by any other world-class universities in the United Kingdom, such as the University of Bristol, Durham University,University of Edinburgh, University of Leeds, University of Manchester, The University of Sheffield, University College London and many more.

Academic Staff

Richard Hallows

Pre-sessional & In-sessional English teaching experience in:

  • Imperial College London
  • University of Sussex
  • King’s College London
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Brighton
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • Sheffield Hallam University

Andrew Haywood

Pre-sessional & In-sessional English teaching experience in:

  • Imperial College London
  • University of Reading
  • Xi’an Jiaotong – University of Liverpool
  • University of St. Andrews

Kevin McGrath

Pre-sessional & In-sessional English teaching experience in:

  • University College London
  • Cardiff University
  • University of Portsmouth
  • SOAS, University of London

Teaching Model


25 hours per week from Monday to Friday

No more than 14 students per class

Instruction consists of:

  • Classroom-based learning
  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • eLearning
  • Self-directed study and homework

You will have regular assessments, and get feedback from your tutor. Your final assessments will include written coursework, oral presentations, in-class tests and examinations.Our assessments are designed to test your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. You must pass all assessments to meet your degree language requirements and progress to your chosen degree.

Why should you study this course?


Due to the restrictions in place due to COVID-19, universities in the United Kingdom have had to transfer their pre-sessional English to online-teaching. Many

students feel anxious about their level of learning when studying online, and so this course will be worry free.

  • It has many other advantages such as:
  • Students learning face-to-face* have the opportunity to interact with teachers.
  • No need to take the UKVI IELTS. 
  • No visa is required to study this course. 
  • You are taught by English teachers with experience of teaching pre-sessional in a world-class universities 
  • Receive an Unconditional Offer before traveling to further education 
  • Cared for by staff at Westminster School of English.

*Teaching form may change to online – subject to government instructions due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Teaching Facilities

Westminster School of English

Jasmine City Asoke & Chula Samyan Mitrtown

Required documents to support your application

  1. Conditional Offer จากมหาวิทยาลัย
  2. Copy of Passport
  3. ผลสอบภาษาอังกฤษ
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
  • Duolingo


For more information, please visit University of Portsmouth Website

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