The WE Bridge Academy Pre-Masters and Pre-Sessional courses are preparatory courses which directly precede students’ main course of study in the UK. They are designed to enable students to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to adjust to study in the UK. This includes supplementary Academic English language training, instruction in the British education system and culture. The courses are designed to give students fundamental training in their subject area as a steppingstone to academic study.

The courses are ideal for:

  • preparation for A-level/IB/Diploma or equivalent FE Courses if students are aged 16+
  • preparation for University Foundation Programmes
  • preparation for Degree courses
  • preparation for Masters Programmes

// Overview

We offer three separate dates of study throughout the summer period. These dates are ideal for those who are considering courses starting in September or for those who have already gained a place. 

 The courses are suitable for students if:

  • they need to develop their academic skills, focusing on developing academic writing and improving their academic vocabulary
  • they have already met the entry requirements for an academic course of their choice but wish to experience UK academic study in order to gain confidence and be better prepared for their new programme

// Entry Requirements and Pricing

A minimum of 5 students are required to run the programmes on the dates shown below. You are welcome to apply now and contact us to ensure we have the required numbers.

PLAN

Number

minutes

Price

Price for 1 minute

// Pre-Masters

12

weeks

£4,340

Starts 15 June 2020

IELTS 4.5 or equivalent


PLAN

Number

minutes

Price

Price for 1 minute

// Pre-Sessional

10

weeks

£3,650

Starts 29 June 2020

IELTS 5.0 or equivalent


PLAN

Number

minutes

Price

Price for 1 minute

// Pre-Sessional

8

weeks

£2,960

Starts 13 July 2020

IELTS 5.5 or equivalent


// Course Information

The Pre-Masters course is 12 weeks and the Pre-Sessional is courses are 10 and 8 weeks in length. Each course is designed to help students build their confidence while improving their academic skills. This will enable students to start their undergraduate or post-graduate programme at a university in the UK and be more successful in their studies. A WE Bridge Academy pre-sessional course will help students develop the following:

  • Integrated Academic Skills: Academic reading and writing
  • Academic language skills: Academic English in use
  • Listening and note-taking with a focus on lectures
  • Presentation and Academic skills for presentations
  • Study Skills, with a focus on research, using Academic Sources and referencing skills
  • Critical Thinking skills
  • Organisational skills
  • British University Life and Culture

Each week has 21 hours of guided learning in groups of a maximum of 18 students. Students will also be required to do at least 5 hours of self-study a week and complete a number of individual assignments.

Each student will have a personal tutor who will advise them on a regular basis how to make the most of the course and achieve individual targets.

These courses will ensure students get everything they need to enhance their confidence and improve their Academic skills before starting a university programme.