University Access Courses

Download enrolment form: 2014 Enrolment Form

Essential Preparation for University

The Concorde International University Access Course is NOT a standard English course. As well as general language improvement, we understand that students going on to higher education also need academic and research skills.

The aim of our University Access Course is to ensure that students are fully prepared, both linguistically and psychologically, for entry onto an Undergraduate or Masters programme in England and that they are therefore in a position to obtain maximum benefit from their studies. The courses have been divided into two main areas of study: Academic Skills Development and Language Development (including, but not limited to, IELTS preparation).

Who is this for Students wishing to enter a British university
Start Dates January, April.
Duration 1 or 2 Terms (One Term = 12 Weeks)
Class Size Generally 8-10 students, maximum 12 students
Hours/Week 15 or 25 hours per week
Entry Requirements Access Undergraduate - Certificate of completion of high school education in the country of origin.

Access Masters - Successful completion of a first degree in the subject of study or a related subject at a recognised university in the country of origin.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

  • January, Term 2: 4.5 - 5.0 
  • (TOEFL 475 - 500; CBTOEFL 150 - 173: good intermediate)
  • April, Term 3: 5.5 - 6.0
    (TOEFL 520-540; CBTOEFL 190-207: upper-intermediate)

Access Undergraduate

A sound foundation, this course provides the right preparation for students wishing to enter a degree programme in the Arts, Humanities, or Sciences. The focus is on building the academics and linguistic skills necessary for your University career.

Access Masters

This course allows students to develop the skills necessary to succeed at postgraduate level. It develops the academic study methods that are vital in preparation for masters programmes in the UK. Students benefit from all the features of the Access Programme with particular emphasis being placed on independent research, academic writing and guided project work. In addition to an intensive IELTS course, Access Masters students will get the opportunity to do dissertation work on their chosen field of study in the 3rd term.

Key Features of the University Access Courses

  • Optional intensive IELTS preparation with opportunity to sit the exam up to three times
  • Cultural and study seminars with guest speakers
  • One-to-one tutorials to monitor progress
  • Regular progress checks and term reports
  • Unlimited self-study and Computer Assisted Language Learning
  • IT skills programme
  • Free university placement service
  • Free use of university library for research and homework
  • Many prestigious partner universities
  • High standards and a proven pathway to the best courses in the UK

2014 PRICE

University Access for Undergraduate and Pre Masters English Academic Skills & IELTS Preparation

Registration Fee: £ 95

Two Terms 24 Weeks January 2014
(5 January 2014 - 6 July 2014)
£ 4,512
One Term 12 Weeks April 2014
(13 April 2014 - 6 July 2014)
£ 2,352
Additional IELTS Preparation £ 996

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Progression Agreements

University of Kent at Canterbury
Royal Holloway University of London
Middlesex University
Derby University

Partnership Agreements

Canterbury Christ Church University
Oxford Brookes University
University of Brighton
Bournemouth University

* On successful completion of the course, students are guaranteed entry to Year One at partner universities in the UK.

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