15+1 week “Extensive” Pre-Sessional Programme

Language Level

See Which Pre-sessional Programme do I need to take?

If you meet the requirement for the 6-week programme, then you are eligible to apply for this programme.
Delivery +  1 week (20 hours) on campus component.
Length 15 weeks
Hours of study

6 hours per week (3 hours x 2 days)+ 6 hours guided self-study per week.  There will also be a 1 week (20 hours) on campus component to this programme prior to commencement of your chosen degree. Class time on campus – 4 hours per day (Monday-Friday).

Class Size Maximum 15 students. Minimum 6 students.
Age 18 years +
Start Dates 1 Feb 2021 – 28 May 2021* ( Easter holidays from 5 April – 16 April).
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 successfully 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.
There will be no need to re-take an IELTS exam on successful completion of either this pre-sessional programme. Both programmes are on the approved list of entry routes for UCC undergraduate, postgraduate, and joint programmes.
How to Apply
  • Please email academicenqueries@ucc.ie quoting ‘Pre-sessional’ followed by your name in the subject line.
  • Please forward a copy of the UCC Conditional Acceptance + a copy of current IELTS certification/DET result  + Pre-sessional application form.
Cost €2,150



Language Centre

Lárionad Teanga

G 36, O'Rahilly Building,University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

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