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

How to reach your target

These tables are a guide to how long it typically takes to reach the English language level required for entry to your chosen degree. The suggested study time is a minimum.

Please contact us for advice on which block would suit your needs at psadmissions@reading.ac.uk

Target TEEP/IELTS level of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in each element

Your TEEP/IELTS level now Study time required Example study blocks Dates  Fees 
4.5 - no skill less than 4.0 29 weeks PSE C 09.01 - 01.09.2023 £12,760
4.5 - no skill less than 4.5 19 weeks PSE D 17.04 - 01.09.2023   £8,360 
5.0 - no skill less than 4.0, writing 4.5 14 weeks PSE E 22.05 - 01.09.2023   £6,160
5.0 - no skill less than 4.5, writing 5.0 10 weeks  PSE A or PSE F 26.09 - 09.12.2022/
26.06 - 01.09.2023
  £4,400
5.5 - no skill less than 4.5, writing 5.0 10 weeks PSE A or PSE F 26.09 - 09.12.2022/
26.06 - 01.09.2023
  £4,400 
6.0 - no skill less than 5.5 6 weeks PSE G 24.07 - 01.09.2023   £2,640


For Henley Business School  programmes target TEEP/IELTS level of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element.

Please note the half-band credit does not apply to programmes with this target level. 

Your TEEP/IELTS level now Study time required Example study blocks Dates  Fees
4.5 - no skill less than 4.5 29 weeks PSE C 09.01 - 01.09.2023  £12,760 
5.0 - no skill less than 4.0, writing 4.5 29 weeks PSE C 09.01 - 01.09.2023
£12,760 
5.0 - no skill less than 4.5, writing 5.0 19 weeks PSE D 17.04 - 01.09.2023
  £8,360
5.5 - no skill less than 4.5, writing 5.0 14 weeks PSE E 22.05 - 01.09.2023
  £6,160
5.5 - no skill less than 5.0, writing 5.5 10 weeks  PSE A or PSE F 26.09 - 09.12.2022/
26.06 - 01.09.2023 
  £4,400
6.0 - no skill less than 5.0, writing 5.5 10 weeks PSE A or PSE F 26.09 - 09.12.2022/
26.06 - 01.09.2023 
  £4,400 
6.5 - no skill less than 5.5 6 weeks PSE G 24.07 - 01.09.2023    £2,640


Target TEEP/IELTS level of 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in each element

Your TEEP/IELTS level now Study time required Example study blocks Dates  Fees 
4.5 - no skill less than 4.5 29 weeks PSE C 09.01 - 01.09.2023   £12,760 
5.0 - no skill less than 4.0, writing 4.5 29 weeks PSE C 09.01 - 01.09.2023 
£12,760 
5.0 - no skill less than 4.5, writing 5.0 19 weeks PSE D 17.04 - 01.09.2023   £8,360
5.5 - no skill less than 4.5, writing 5.0 14 weeks PSE E 22.05 - 01.09.2023    £6,160
5.5 - no skill less than 5.0, writing 5.5 10 weeks PSE A or PSE F 26.09 - 09.12.2022/
26.06 - 01.09.2023  
  £4,400
6.0 - no skill less than 5.0, writing 5.5 10 weeks PSE A or PSE F 26.09 - 09.12.2022/
26.06 - 01.09.2023 
  £4,400
6.5 - no skill less than 5.5 6 weeks PSE G 24.07 - 01.09.2023    £2,640


Applicants should seek advice on how many weeks they need: contact us at 
psadmissions@reading.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

To join a study block on the PSE programme, you need to have an IELTS score of at least 4.0 in listening, reading, writing and speaking. Some study blocks have higher entry requirements.

If you require a visa, you will need to provide proof of your language level with a Secure English Language Test (SELT) certificate - the most well-known test is IELTS.

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Pre-sessional courses

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

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How you will study

Our teaching methods and expert staff will help you to develop your academic English skills.

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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.