International College Portsmouth

Pre-Sessional English

Postgraduate Pre-Sessional English Courses

If you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, you might be interested in one of our postgraduate pre-sessional English courses.

ICP Postgraduate Pre-Sessional English

ICP offers Postgraduate Pre-Sessional English courses to students who need to improve their academic English language skills before commencing their chosen foundation course. Students studying English language are part of the ICP student body and have access to the same university facilities as those in academic courses. The courses are offered directly prior to each academic intake. Successful completion of the Postgraduate Pre-sessional course guarantees you a place on the following academic stage at ICP.

Why study Postgraduate Pre-Sessional English language course at ICP?
  • Single visa for the full duration of your studies – from your entry at ICP through to completion of your main course at University of Portsmouth
  • Increase your understanding of English
  • Improve your pronunciation, grammatical skills and reading comprehension
  • Develop a broad, academically useful vocabulary
  • Improve your ability to participate in seminars and take useful lecture notes
  • Build on your writing skills for essays, reports and assignments
  • Become confident at public speaking and delivering presentations
  • Develop research skills so you can read academic texts, journals and papers efficiently and effectively
  • Develop the independent study skills required for success in a university environment



ICP Pre-sessional English language entry requirements

Postgraduate Entry requirements Duration  

Pre- Master's

UKVI IELTS 6.0 with minimum 5.0 in each band

6 weeks



UKVI IELTS 5.0 with minimum 4.5 in each band

13 weeks



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LSI Pre-sessional English

For those students who require additional English language preparation ICP also works in partnership with Language Specialists International (LSI) to deliver English language tuition from IELTS 4.0 upwards. LSI offers short and extended English courses of between 8 and 25 weeks and you will receive direct progression on to your ICP pathway upon successful completion of the course, without having to sit another IELTS exam.

Why study pre-sessional English at LSI?

  • Flexible course durations
  • Small group classes (maximum 12 students)
  • Lessons take place at LSI and no components are online modules

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