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Develop your academic language and skills on the Pre-Sessional English Programme and prepare for successful study at the University of Reading.

On one of our Pre-Sessional English courses, you will: 

  • Complete authentic university-style communication tasks, both spoken and written
  • Study topics related to the University of Reading, including aspects of campus life and Reading’s research themes
  • Learn to understand and successfully adapt to UK academic culture and what is expected of you on your degree programme.

Pre-sessional Courses 2022-23

We have a range of Pre-sessional English options to meet your academic English needs.


How long do you need to study?

You can start the Pre-sessional English (PSE) programme at different points throughout the year.


How to apply

Apply now for the Pre-sessional English (PSE) programme at Reading and develop your language and study skills for university study in the UK.


Combined offers

A combined offer for your degree course and Pre-sessional English programme may simplify the application process.



Our university accommodation offers you a comfortable place to live, study and relax whilst completing your Pre-sessional English programme.

Your accommodation options may differ depending on when you study with us.