15-week 'Extensive' Pre-sessional Programme

Programme Summary
Language Level

Please see our information on which Pre-sessional programme to take.

Length 15 weeks
Hours of study

6 hours per week (3 hours x 2 days) + 6 hours guided self-study per week.  

Classes are on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10.:00 to 13:00 (Irish time) OR students can choose to take the course on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 14:00 to 17:00 (Irish time)

Class Size Maximum 15 students, minimum of 6 students.
Age 18 years +
Dates 15 February - 26 May 2022 
Programme Content/ Assessment

There are several continuously assessed tasks throughout the programme, an assessed written task and a spoken presentation at the end of the programme.

There is also a final test of academic language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.  Results of all 3 methods of testing are combined to give an overall score.

To complete this programme, students need to achieve the following:

  • 90% attendance.
  • 60% on all three testing methods i.e. continuous assessment tasks, summative tasks and end of programme test.
Note: There will be no need to re-take an IELTS or other approved exam on successful completion of this pre-sessional programme.  UCC Language Centre Pre-sessional courses are on the approved list of entry routes for UCC undergraduate, postgraduate and joint programmes.
How to Apply
  • Please email academicenquiries@ucc.ie quoting ‘Pre-sessional’ followed by your name in the subject line.
  • Please forward a copy of the UCC Conditional Offer Letter + a copy of the current IELTS certification/DET result + Pre-sessional application form.
Cost €1,870
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Language Centre

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