30-week 'Extensive' Pre-sessional Programme

Programme Summary
Language Level

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

Length 30 weeks
Hours of study

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

Classes are on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10.00 to 13.00 (Irish time) OR students can choose to take the course on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 14.00 to 17.00 (Irish time)

Class Size Maximum 15 students, minimum of 6 students.
Age 18 years +
Dates 17 January - 10 August 2022 ( Easter holidays are 15 - 22 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 €3,245
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Language Centre

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