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English language and English tests

If you have IELTS 4.5 or 5.0 or you feel that you would benefit from a longer English Language programme, we also offer the Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (September and February starts).


Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCEAP) is an accredited course for International and European students. It is designed to help you develop your general and academic English skills and to prepare you for successful study at a British university. It offers a wonderful opportunity to exchange opinions with students from different cultures and backgrounds.

Learning about the lives and experiences of other students in your class and throughout the University will broaden your views and help you think reflectively. This will give you many advantages in terms of personal, academic and professional development.

FCEAP is carefully designed to consider your needs as a student studying a degree course in the UK. We regularly communicate with University course directors in order to gain information regarding changing assessment methods, so when necessary we can adjust our assessments to reflect changes in the Schools and Faculties.


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