- Welcome day, Friday 22 July
- Classes start, Monday 25 July
- 25 hours per week intensive English course
- 150 hours of teaching and 75 hours of private study to prepare you for academic English at XJTLU
- Continued support throughout masters course of at least 100 hours of teaching
This six-week course is taught by tutors in our Language Centre and helps students learn how to evaluate sources, read critically, give presentations, participate in discussions and write the longer research papers required of masters programmes.
Once you are accepted onto the presessional English course, you will not need to retake a language test. This means that you can concentrate on developing your postgraduate study skills.
The course runs for six weeks and is comprised of 150 hours of teaching and 75 hours of self-study.
Who should take a presessional English course?
If you meet the language requirements for this course shown below, you can change your XJTLU masters offer to “unconditional” for English level, by applying for a presessional. Students who meet the average score but miss the language score on one skill (reading, writing, speaking or listening) may also join.
- Start date
- Department Language Centre
- Attendance Part time
- Duration Six weeks
- Prospectus No prospectus available
- Preparing for an English university
- Building grammar/vocabulary
- Expanding writing
- Study skills for postgraduate study
- Writing essays for reports
- Presentations and group work
- Education and culture
- Introduction to academic English
- Writing and finding sources
- Intellectual property
- Using sources in writing
- Critical reading and writing
- Researching your programme
- Interacting in seminars
- Revising your work
- Discipline-specific topic
- Writing essays and reports
RMB 20,000 (full fees as deposit).
Apply before 1 June to receive a discount of 20 percent off total fees.
|English level requirements||Programme|
|IELTS 6.0 (equivalent to 80 TOEFL, average score with no minimum in any skill)||Media and Communication MSc|
|IELTS 5.5 (equivalent to 72 TOEFL, average score with no minimum in any skill)||Applied Informatics MSc|
Master of Architectural Design
Business Analytics MSc
Civil Engineering MSc
Economics and Finance MSc
Financial Computing MSc
Financial Mathematics MSc
Investment Management MSc
Operations and Supply Chain Management MSc
Professional Accounting MSc
Project Management MSc
Transdisciplinary Design MDes
Urban Design MSc
Urban Planning MSc
|IELTS 5.0 (equivalent to 62 TOEFL, average score with no minimum in any skill)||Advanced Chemical Sciences MRes|
Computer Science MRes
Molecular Bioscience MRes
Multimedia Telecommunications MSc
Social Computing MSc
Sustainable Construction MSc
Sustainable Energy Technology MSc
The presessional course is a great way to begin your postgraduate studies and many students choose to enrol even if they have met the language requirements. We advise you to register early for this popular course.Dr Stuart Perrin Director, Language Centre
How to apply
If you are not applying for an XJTLU masters programme
To apply for PSE as a separate course please email [email protected].
If you are also applying for an XJTLU masters programme
You do not need to apply separately for PSE, and should inform us of your interest on the masters application form. You can arrange to take a free placement exam by emailing [email protected] and we will organise a test on campus any Friday from May to July. The results will normally be back within two days.