BA 5 week

5 week Academic English with Study Skills Pre-Sessional English course for BA (Undergraduate) Students.

The BA 5 week Academic English with Study Skills Pre-Sessional course is studied at AUB and run by our English for Academic Purposes tutors on the AUB campus.

Please use the tabs below to explore what the BA 5 week Academic English with Study Skills Pre-Sessional course has to offer.

Make sure to book your Pre-Sessional course before the deadline – you can read more about how to book your Pre-Sessional course here.

If you have any questions about any part of the course or how to book, please contact the International Student Experience Officer by emailing

Essential Course Information

Key Facts

Monday 27 July-Friday 28 August 2020

Full-time, Monday to Friday

Progress on to your main course of study at AUB

Registration and Payment Deadline

Monday 29 June 2020

Minimum Entry Requirements

Entry into year 1 – Overall UKVI IELTS score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in each of the four components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening)

Entry into year 2 or 3 – Overall UKVI IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening)

Course Fees


Course Content and Structure

The 5 week Academic English with Study Skills course is studied at AUB and offers you the opportunity to develop your essential academic skills in a university environment, to help prepare you for your main course of study.

The course is delivered through a combination of the following:

  • English for academic purposes sessions
  • One-to-One tutorials
  • Independent study sessions
  • Library sessions
  • Guest tutors and lecturers
  • Art-based workshops, such as life drawing and screenprinting
  • Study visits

There’s a strong focus on active learning and your ability to use new language, knowledge and skills accurately in your academic work. Throughout the course, a range of tasks and assignments are included to help you practise your skills and develop confidence in your use of English – both written and spoken.

The course provides a rich, stimulating learning environment; as well as working with your tutors in class and experiencing authentic academic lectures, you’ll also be working in pairs and small groups to share and discuss ideas and complete tasks together. Other aspects of the course encourage independent learning and effective time management.

At the end of the 5 week Academic English with Study Skills Pre-Sessional course, students must have reached the UKVI’s English language requirement for study at degree level and above. UKVI have set the required English level for study at degree level at or above CEFR B2 in each of the four components; reading, writing, listening and speaking. In order to determine your English language level at the end of the course, you will complete a number of summative assessments.

Each assessment must be passed before students are able to progress onto their chosen AUB course.


Halls of Residence

Whichever Pre-Sessional course/s you intend to complete, there is accommodation available for you in our halls of residence, located in the heart of Bournemouth Town Centre.

Accommodation contract dates are as follows:

For students completing the Standard Pre-Sessional course (5 Week Academic English with Study Skills course) prior to their BA degree, contracts commence on 19 July – 29 August 2020 as standard.

How can I book?

The booking process in on-line and full details including login and other key information will be provided at the time of course booking.

Please select the appropriate option depending on your Pre-Sessional course choice:

Standard Pre-Sessional and Undergraduate’ (5 Week Academic English with Study Skills Pre-Sessional course followed by BA degree)

When booking your accommodation you will need to book your Pre-Sessional accommodation and your full-time degree accommodation separately as two bookings.

If you have any accommodation questions please email Student Services or call =44 (0) 1202 363780


Other Accommodation in Bournemouth

You may wish to arrange your own accommodation for the duration of your Pre-Sessional studies.

There are plenty of different accommodation options available to you throughout Bournemouth and Poole, including hotels and guesthouses, holiday rentals, private rented accommodation and short-term International student flats and rooms, to name a few.

Bournemouth and Poole cover quite a large area, so whatever accommodation you choose, make sure it has good transport links so you can easily travel to your Pre-Sessional classes.

You can get general advice and information regarding finding and arranging other accommodation from our Student Services team by emailing

After your course

There will be a one week break to travel or relax before the start of your main course at the AUB.

The first week of your main course will be our BA Orientation Programme, starting on Monday 14 September 2020, which is a fantastic opportunity for all new International and EU students studying at BA level to meet, make new friends and learn more about the University; life as a student; studying a creative course; and living in the UK. The programme includes a Welcome Party and day-trip, as well as workshops, talks and group activities. More details about the programme will be available in May on your ‘MyApplication’ portal.


How can I book this course?

You can book this course in just five easy steps – find out how to book.