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Here is an overview of your Pre-sessional English options at Reading. 

Multiple entry points, two exit points

You can study Pre-sessional English at Reading for up to 39 weeks and start at six points across the academic year.

  • There are options of 39 weeks, 29 weeks, 19 weeks, 14 weeks, 10 weeks and 6-weeks 
  • Exit in December if you are starting your degree programme in January.
  • Exit in early September if you are starting your degree programme in late September. 

Find out which Pre-sessional course length is right for you.

Find out if you are eligible for a Combined Offer

Final assessment combining coursework and the Test of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP)

All assessment before the last six weeks is formative and designed to help you learn and develop your academic language and skills.
At the end of the final 6-week modules, you are assessed by both the Test of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP)  and written-language and spoken-language coursework assignments.

98% of our University of Reading PSE students in Summer 2022 met the language requirements to progress to their desired degree programmes.


Find out how you can apply for the Pre-sessional English programme at Reading