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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 on 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

Important: The levels here are based on 2021/22 guidelines and under review and may be subject to change for 2022/23 PSE entry points.

Your TEEP/IELTS level now Study time required Example study blocks
4.0 - no skill less than 4.0 39 weeks PSE B
4.5 - no skill less than 4.0 29 weeks PSE C
4.5 - no skill less than 4.5 19 weeks PSE D
5.0 - no skill less than 4.0, writing 4.5 19 weeks PSE D
5.0 - no skill less than 4.5, writing 5.0 11 weeks (Sept 2022 onwards – 10 weeks) PSE4 (Sept 2022 onwards – PSE A or PSE F)
5.5 - no skill less than 4.5, writing 5.0 11 weeks (Sept 2022 onwards – 10 weeks) PSE4 (Sept 2022 onwards – PSE A or PSE F)
6.0 - no skill less than 5.5 6 weeks PSE6 (Sept 2022 onwards – PSE G)

 

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.

Important: The levels here are based on 2021/22 guidelines and under review and may be subject to change for 2022/23 PSE entry points.

Your TEEP/IELTS level now Study time required; Example study blocks
4.5 - no skill less than 4.0 39 weeks PSE B
4.5 - no skill less than 4.5 29 weeks PSE C
5.0 - no skill less than 4.0, writing 4.5 29 weeks PSE C
5.0 - no skill less than 4.5, writing 5.0 19 weeks PSE D
5.5 - no skill less than 4.5, writing 5.0 19 weeks PSE D
5.5 - no skill less than 5.0, writing 5.5 11 weeks (Sept 2022 onwards – 10 weeks) (Sept 2022 onwards – PSE A or PSE F)
6.0 - no skill less than 5.0, writing 5.5 11 weeks (Sept 2022 onwards – 10 weeks) PSE4 (Sept 2022 onwards – PSE A or PSE F)
6.5 - no skill less than 5.5 6 weeks PSE6 (Sept 2022 onwards – PSE G)

 

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

Important: The levels here are based on 2021/22 guidelines and under review and may be subject to change for 2022/23 PSE entry points.

Your TEEP/IELTS level now Study time required Example study blocks
4.5 - no skill less than 4.0 39 weeks PSE B
4.5 - no skill less than 4.5 29 weeks PSE C
5.0 - no skill less than 4.0, writing 4.5 29 weeks PSE C
5.0 - no skill less than 4.5, writing 5.0 19 weeks PSE D
5.5 - no skill less than 4.5, writing 5.0 19 weeks PSE D
5.5 - no skill less than 5.0, writing 5.5 11 weeks (Sept 2022 onwards – 10 weeks) PSE4 (Sept 2022 onwards – PSE A or PSE F)
6.0 - no skill less than 5.0, writing 5.5 11 weeks (Sept 2022 onwards – 10 weeks) PSE4 (Sept 2022 onwards – PSE A or PSE F)
6.5 - no skill less than 5.5 6 weeks PSE6 (Sept 2022 onwards – PSE G)

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

Study Block

Dates 2021/2022

Tuition Fee

Duration (weeks)

PSE4

20/06/2022 - 02/09/2022

£4,565

11

PSE6

25/07/2022 - 02/09/2022

£2,490

6

Study Block (Programme Code)

Dates 2022/2023

Tuition Fee

Duration (weeks)

PSE A

26/09/2022 - 09/12/2022

£4,400

10

PSE B

26/09/2022 - 01/09/2023

£17,160

39

PSE C

09/01/2023 - 01/09/2023

£12,760

29

PSE D

17/04/2023 - 01/09/2023

£8,360

19

PSE E

22/05/2023 - 01/09/2023

£6,160

14

PSE F

26/06/2023 - 01/09/2023

£4,400

10

PSE G

24/07/2023 - 01/09/2023

£2,640

6

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.