Find a pre-sessional course

If you are interested in studying a Pre-sessional English course before your main programme of study and you have taken IELTS no more than 2 years before the start of the pre-sessional English course, you can check your eligibility using our search below.


Please select your current scores to allow us to identify the correct pre-sessional course for you.

Contact if you:

  • are applying for year zero, second or third year entry to one of our Bachelor degree courses
  • are applying to study at Essex as part of a study abroad programme for the Autumn Term or academic year
  • have not been able to take an IELTS due to IELTS test centre closures but do have other English language qualifications
  • have a TOEFL or Pearson Test of English that you doesn’t meet the English language conditions of your offer as we may be able to consider it for entry onto one of our Pre-sessional English courses

Ask us a question

If you have any queries about our pre-sessional English courses, please email