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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2022 Pre-sessional Programme Dates
No classes on Public/Bank Holiday Mondays 02 May, 06 June, 01 August 2022
|Intensive Programme||Start date||End date||Price|
|16-week||25 April 2022||12 August 2022||€4,410|
|12-week||23 May 2022||12 August 2022||€3,245|
|6-week||04 July 2022||12 August 2022||€1,870|
|Extensive Programme||Start date||End date||Price|
|30-week||17 January 2022||
10 August 2022
15 - 22 April 2022)
|15-week||15 February 2022||26 May 2022||€1,870|
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 email@example.com.
IT requirements to join our courses:
All students are required to have a fully-charged laptop or a Desktop computer (with audio and video). A reliable internet connection is required and also a quiet space where you can attend class undisturbed. You should download Microsoft Teams to your laptop before starting your course. UCC recommends the use of Chrome browser for best interaction with all its applications. Please note that a laptop is a device that is suitable for study purposes and students who use another device such as a tablet will not be able to access some functions. A smartphone is not considered to be a suitable device for study purposes.