Academic English with IELTS 'Gateway to University Programme'
- Academic English with IELTS "Gateway to University Programme" is listed on the Interim List of Eligible Programmes ILEP No. 0341/0010
Who is this programme for?
This course helps you develop your English for academic study, prepare for IELTS, and supports you to progress to your chosen undergraduate or postgraduate programme at an English-speaking university.
Academic modules focus on the academic skills and literacies to allow you to study further in English-medium Higher Education (known as Third Level in Ireland). These modules also help you prepare for the IELTS exam. Skills covered will include, for example, referencing/ paraphrasing; critical thinking/textual analysis; academic word list/nominalisation.
The programme follows the principles of UCC’s connected curriculum to foster real-world usage of the English language in contexts relevant to students’ interests and aims. Students take part in project work, listen to university lectures and undertake some research as part of their programme.
A dedicated ‘Gateway to University’ tutor will help you manage your development and will guide you through the university application process.
At the end of the course, should you wish to stay at UCC, you may wish to transfer to one of our pre-sessional approved English language routes to undergraduate or postgraduate programmes. Should you wish to take up a place at a different university, you will leave us with an IELTS qualification and a set of skills which will enable you to succeed.
On Campus *This course can be taken fully online. When you apply for the course,
please choose online option only.
CEFR B1 and above See General English Programme if current level is CEFR A2
|Class Size||Maximum 15 students. Minimum 6 students|
|Age||18 years +|
Every 4 weeks to end of programme - 28 May 2021
|Hours of study||
22 hours per week, integrated classes on five mornings + a ‘Gateway to University’ tutorial on one afternoon + a choice from weekly
‘Extra Option’ list
|End of Course Assessment||IELTS examination|
|Progression||University Language Centre pre-sessional course and/or directly to a UCC undergraduate or postgraduate course|
|How to Apply||
Application form is following link
IELTS exam fee included
A computer, tablet or smartphone with audio and video. Reliable internet connection. You will need to be able to access MS Teams, Zoom or Canvas for your classes (dependent on course applied for)
On Campus, students may be expected to have their laptop or smartphone available to them in class
If you have any further queries on this course please email email@example.com.
Sample timetable - Academic English with IELTS ‘GATEWAY TO UNIVERSITY PROGRAMME’