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English & Foundation courses

Which course is right for you?

Choosing the right course for you will depend on your current level of English language and what you are looking to achieve from the course.

I want to improve my English so I can apply for a degree course at Cardiff.

We offer the English for University Study Programme: a 2, 6 or 9-month Programme (depending on existing English language skills) to develop your academic English for undergraduate or postgraduate study.

Find out more about the English for University Study Programme.

I want to improve my academic English and study an academic foundation subject which will let me progress to an undergraduate degree course in Cardiff.

We offer the International Foundation Programme, a one-year academic programme designed to provide students with both the English language and academic skills required for university undergraduate degree programmes.

Available in the following subjects:

Find out more about the International Foundation Programme.

I have an IELTS 6 or 6.5 and want to improve my English over the summer before I start my course in Cardiff.

We offer the Pre-sessional Programme, an intensive summer programme in English for Academic Purposes for students with an offer to study at Cardiff University.

More information about the Pre-sessional Programme.

I have an offer from Cardiff University to study a postgraduate research degree starting in January and want to improve my English to meet the entry requirements for English proficiency.

We offer the Postgraduate Research Pre-sessional Programme, a highly intensive three-month course starting in September and designed specifically for students who are planning to start their research degree study in January.

More information about the Postgraduate Research Pre-sessional Programme is available on the Pre-sessional pages.

I am a Cardiff student and want to improve my English to perform well as part of my degree.

We offer the In-sessional English Language Support Programme, a range of language and study programmes to support your undergraduate and postgraduate study at Cardiff.

Find out more about the In-sessional English Language Support Programme.

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English Language Programmes

Prospectus

Download the English Language Programme information sheets