Intensive English Course

The Intensive English Course is designed for students who have met the academic requirements of their course at UCB but need evidence of the necessary level of English to succeed on their chosen course.

The course consists of either one or two semesters offered at two levels according to your English language entry ability. Students can apply for entry to start the Intensive English course in September or February.  

What will you study?

Each 13-week semester course involves 12 weeks of teaching plus assessments in week 13.There are 18 contact hours per week plus a one-hour pastoral tutorial. The contact hours include a two-hour academic workshop each week to monitor progress and to provide academic support.

Homework is issued as appropriate and you will be expected to use your free time to complete it.

At the end of the course, you will be assessed in the following skills areas: academic reading, academic listening, academic writing (assessed through a coursework assignment) and academic speaking. On successful completion of the course, students are awarded a UCB certificate (on request) and an ESB certificate. Progression is based on achievement in UCB assessments only.

Students will need to have demonstrated an acceptable level of attendance. 

Entry requirements

Intensive English Course 1 

For those possessing IELTS of 5.5, with no less than 5.0 in each band. This 13-week course runs for one semester – either September-January or February-June.  

Intensive English Course 2 

For those possessing IELTS of 4.5 with no less than 4.5 in each band or equivalent, this course runs for two semesters: either September to June (26 weeks) or February to September (24 weeks).

Intensive English Course 3 

For those possessing IELTS of 4.0, with no less than 4.0 in each band or equivalent, this 36-week course runs for three semesters: either September to September or February to February. 

Please note, the course is not intended for you if you simply want to improve your English Language skills and do not wish to progress to another study course at University College Birmingham. 

Tuition fees

Dates Tuition fees (excluding accommodation)
Non - EU Students from September 2016

Intensive English Programme 1: £3,200 for 13 weeks

Intensive English Programme 2: £6,400 for 26 weeks

Intensive English Programme 3: £8,500 for 36 week

EU Students from September 2016

Intensive English Programme 1: £2,500 for 13 weeks

Intensive English Programme 2: £5,000 for 26 weeks

Intensive English Programme 3: £7,100 for 36 week

 

Students’ tuition fees must be paid one week prior to enrolment. For Non- EU students, the University’s pre-payment policy applies.

How to apply

To apply, please fill in the online application form.  

For any queries please contact our International Admissions Office:

By telephone: +44 121 232 4458

By fax: +44 121 604 1166

By email: international@ucb.ac.uk

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