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UCC provides a range of Pre-Sessional courses for students who need to improve their academic and general English language skills in order to complete their chosen course of study at UCC.
The Pre-Sessional courses are suitable for students who;
- Feel they do not have the academic or general English language skills necessary to succeed at University.
- Have not achieved their required level of English for acceptance onto their Undergraduate or Postgraduate course.
- 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 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.
2021 Pre-sessional Programme Dates
|Programme||Start date||End date|
|6 week||5th July 2021||13th August 2021|
|12 week||24th May 2021||13th August 2021|
|16 week||26th April 2021||13th August 2021|
*No classes on Bank Holiday Mondays - 7 June and 2 August 2021
This programme is fully online.
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.