Course Duration

9 months


Delivery Method



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Delivered & Awarded IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

The Language Gallery

About this Course

The University Pathway Programme is a pre-sessional course designed for international students who are planning to study for a degree at a university in the UK and need to meet the language requirement of their conditional offer.

This programme will help you to:

  • Become acquainted with the appropriate language and study skills necessary for academic institutions
  • Develop learning strategies required for university life
  • Develop the functional skills needed for both inside and outside the classroom
  • Settle into an academic environment before starting your studies

Our University Pathway Programme (UPP) is designed to prepare you for university life in the UK by helping you to:

  • Improve your academic English
  • Develop academic skills such as reading effectively, academic writing, note making, listening, summarising and synthesising texts, critical thinking, referencing, research methodology and speaking skills for lectures, presentations and seminars
  • Settle into an academic environment before starting your studies
  • Develop the skills necessary for autonomous learning
  • Assist with integration into the UK

Key Facts

  • Locations: Manchester, London, Birmingham and Nottingham
  • Levels: A1 and above
  • Duration: 8+ weeks*
  • Intake: Every Monday
  • Time: 9.00am to 3.45pm Monday to Thursday (breaks 10.30am – 11.00am, 12.30pm – 1.30pm, 2.30 pm – 2.45 pm)
  • Time: 9.00am to 12.30pm Friday (breaks 10.30am – 11.00am)
  • Minimum age: 16 years old

* The programme duration is dependent on your level. To determine the required number of weeks in the University Pathway Programme you will be required to take an assessment test, or provide evidence of your level of English (i.e an IELTS certificate). Lower level students will start with General English before moving on to Academic English and finally completing the Pre-sessional coursework and exams. 

Progression Universities

Upon successful completion of the University Pathway Programme from The Language Gallery, you will be able to gain entry to the following universities:

  • Bangor University
  • University of Greenwich
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • University of Chester
  • De Montfort University
  • Birmingham City University
  • Arden University
  • University of Law

About The Language Gallery

The Language Gallery

The Language Gallery delivers language courses at a number of locations worldwide. With schools in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Vancouver and Toronto, they pride themselves on their internationalism and the interactive approach to the learning process. All of The Language Gallery's schools are conveniently located at the centre of the cities in which they are based. The strong sense of community at each school means you will have no problems settling in, whichever destination you choose.

University Pathway Programme

This University Pathway Programme is designed to prepare you for university life in the UK.

Delivered & Awarded IN PARTERNSHIP WITH

The Language Gallery


9 months


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