15+1 week “Extensive” Pre-sessional Programme

Programme Summary
Language Level

See https://www.ucc.ie/en/esol/courses/presessional/#which-pre-sessional-programme-do-i-need-to-take for information on which Pre-sessional programme to take.

If you meet the requirement for the 6-week programme, 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 before the start of your chosen degree.  Class time on campus is 4 hours per day (Monday-Friday).

Class Size Maximum 15 students, minimum of 6 students.
Age 18 years +
Start Dates 01 Feb 2021 – 28 May 2021* ( Easter holidays from 05 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 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 €2,150
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