Who is this programme for?
- Have not achieved their required level of English for acceptance onto their undergraduate or postgraduate programme
- Feel they do not have the academic or general English language skills necessary to succeed at the University
- To raise the overall level of English
- To improve the ability to write academic essays and papers
- To develop listening skills, when listening to lectures
- To develop confidence in spoken English, while giving presentations and attending both seminars and tutorials
- To improve reading skills and to encourage critical thinking
- To provide methods for independent study and research
- To introduce students to life in Ireland and UCC
- English Language requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes can be found at https://www.ucc.ie/en/study/comparison/english/
- UCC has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) for intake to degree programmes
- All pre-sessionals will be delivered online
- Successful completion of an online pre-sessional will satisfy the English language entry requirements for your chosen degree programme
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2021 Pre-sessional Programme Dates
|Intensive Programme||Start date||End date|
|6-week||05 July 2021||13 August 2021|
|12-week||24 May 2021||13 August 2021|
|16-week||26 April 2021||13 August 2021|
**No classes on Bank Holiday Mondays 07 June and 02 August 2021**
|Extensive Programme||Start date||End date|
|15+ 1 week||01 February 2021||28 May 2021* ( Easter holidays from 05 April – 16 April)|
Suitable for students who have attained their required level of English and have a full offer from UCC.
|2-week and 1-week Programme||Start dates||End dates|
|2-week or 1-week||
Monday 16 August for two weeks or just one week
Monday 23 August 2021 for one week only
Prices for each of these programmes are shown via their link boxes below.
Applying with a Duolingo English Test (DET) result
How to Apply
Online group classes will be conducted on Canvas. Students will be able to access material for self-study on this platform and will be able to upload assignments onto Canvas.
The self-study element will be prescribed work from teachers which will focus on specific elements of the programme. Students will be provided with the necessary material and resources through Canvas to fulfil the learning outcomes of the programme. Tasks will include watching PowerPoint presentations, reading a range of texts and submitting answers, completing online grammar and vocabulary tasks, submitting guided written tasks as well as links to websites with prescribed tasks.
If you have any further queries on this programme please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
IT Requirements: a web camera, microphone and access to reliable internet/Wi-Fi are required. Also, a keyboard that has an English language set-up or Pinyin, for China.