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Internationally focused teaching

IE's language and academic experts deliver foundation and postgraduate programmes, as well as pre-sessional and short courses that combine academic subject knowledge with English language skills and cultural adaptation studies.

Apply for a foundation programme

Programmes start in January and September each year


Pre-sessional courses are open for applications

The University offers two pre-sessional courses for students who want to develop their English language skills and learn more about academic life at the University before starting their degree.

An Academic Induction course is also available to undergraduate students with unconditional offers who would like an introduction to academic study at St Andrews.




TESOL programmes open for applications

Learn more about the University's TESOL postgraduate courses. There is a wide variety of specialisms available as well as qualifications such as Master of Science (MSc), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) and Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert).