4-week Pre-sessional course 2020 entry
The 4-week Pre-sessional course is closed for applications for 2020 entry. Course information for 2021 entry will be available on this page from September 2020.
The 4-week Pre-sessional course is designed to prepare you for your degree programme by focusing on the academic language and skills required for successful study at the University of St Andrews. You will develop your ability to use English in academic contexts, as well as learning about academic, social and cultural life in St Andrews. In summer 2019, 99% of students who studied on a Pre-sessional course progressed to degree programmes within the University.
Due to the continued disruption caused by Covid-19, the 2020 entry 4-week pre-sessional course will be delivered using a teaching method known as ‘dual delivery’ where classes take place online and on-site at the same time.
Students can attend classes in one of the following ways:
- all classes online for the four weeks
- all classes in St Andrews
- start classes online and finish the course in St Andrews.
Successful applicants do not have to be in St Andrews to start attending their pre-sessional classes.
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