ELCOS

ELCOS Pre-sessional courses

The Pre-Sessional courses at ELCOS are intensive academic English and study skills programmes suitable for international students who wish to study undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses at Bangor University.  ELCOS aims to facilitate students’ improvement of their academic English language and study skills, including writing in appropriate academic styles, lecture listening, reading, note-taking and speaking & presentation skills. 

Postgraduate students on the 42-week, 30-week and 20-week courses will take advanced study skills, including primary and secondary research skills, extended writing and critical thinking.

In addition to the above modules and skills, students on the 42-week, 30-week, 24-week and 20-week courses are encouraged to join the ELCOS Buddy Scheme, which provides opportunities for practicing English outside of classes.

Students enrolling for any pre-sessional course must have been offered an undergraduate or postgraduate course at Bangor University, must have good academic qualifications and also have a minimum IELTS or equivalent score appropriate for that course.

ELCOS pre-sessional courses are designed to help you to improve your English language ability to at least IELTS 6.0 (CEFR B2) and you must reach this level by the end of your course in order to progress onto your chosen degree course. To reach this level, it is important that you attend every class, complete all homework assignments in good time and take every opportunity to practise your English skills both inside and outside the classroom.

N.B. Students joining a department whose requirement is an IELTS score of 6.5. or equivalent, will need:
a) At least 0.5 higher than the levels specified above for the particular course you are applying for.
AND
b) To attain 65% or over in their final course assessment (and also in any individual skill as required by receiving departments).

(The above applies to all Pre-Sessional courses, but not the 4-Week Orientation Course).

Bangor University now offers an Airport Pick-Up Service (from Manchester International Airport) for students attending ELCOS summer courses. For times and dates, click here.

Course Details

September - September Pre-sessional Course

A minimum IELTS score of 4.0* (in all four parts) or equivalent is required to apply for this course.
Course Dates: 29 September 2014 to 18th September 2015
Course fee: £9,500
Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.

* If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 4.5, or equivalent - see N.B. above.

September - June Pre-sessional Course

A minimum IELTS score of 4.5* (no element below 4.0) or equivalent is required to apply for this course.
Course Dates: 29th September 2014 to 29th May 2015
Course fee: £7,500
Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.

* If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 5.0, or equivalent - see N.B. above.

January - September Pre-sessional Course

A minimum IELTS score of 4.5* (no element below 4.0) or equivalent is required to apply for this course.
Course Dates: 5th January 2015 – 18th September 2015
Course fee: £7,500
Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.

* If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 5.0, or equivalent - see N.B. above.

June - December Pre-sessional Course

A minimum IELTS score of 5.0* (no element below 4.0) or equivalent is required to apply for this course.
Course Dates: 30th June 2014 to 19th Dec 2014
Course fee: £5,500
Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.

* If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 5.5, or equivalent - see N.B. above.

January - June Pre-sessional Course

A minimum IELTS score of 5.0* (no element below 4.0) or equivalent is required to apply for this course.
Course Dates: 5th January 2015 to 29th May 2015
Course fee: £4,750
Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.

* If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 5.5, or equivalent - see N.B. above.

April - September Pre-sessional Course

A minimum IELTS score of 5.0* (no element below 4.0) or equivalent is required to apply for this course.
Course Dates: 28th April 2014 to 19th September 2014
Course fee: £4,750
Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.

* If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 5.5, or equivalent - see N.B. above.

September - December Pre-sessional Course

A minimum IELTS score of 5.5 (no element below 4.0) or equivalent is required to apply for this course.

Course Dates: 29th September 2014 to 19th December 2014
Course fee: £3,100
Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.

* If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. See N.B. above.

12 week Pre-sessional Course (June to Sept)

A minimum IELTS score of 5.5 (no element below 4.0) or equivalent is required to apply for this course.

Course Dates: 30th June 2014 to 19th September 2014
Course fee: £3,100
Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.

* If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. See N.B. above.

8 week Pre-sessional Course (July to Sept)

A minimum IELTS score of 5.5* or equivalent, with reading and writing no lower than IELTS 5.5, is required to apply for this course.
Course Dates: 28th July 2014 to 19th September 2014
Course fee: £2,100
Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.

* If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 6.0, or equivalent, with neither reading nor writing lower than IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). See N.B. above.

4 week Pre-Sessional Course (August to Sept)

A minimum IELTS score of 6.0* or equivalent, with only 1 element allowed below IELTS 5.5, is required to apply for this course.
Course Dates: 26th August 2014 to 19th September 2014
Course fee: £1,100
Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.

* If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 6.5, or equivalent, with no element allowed below IELTS 5.5 (unless otherwise stipulated by receiving department). See N.B. above.

4 week Orientation Course (August to Sept)

This course is designed for students who have already met the requirements of their receiving departments. It gives students the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the UK higher education system in general and Bangor University in particular. The course will include guided project work which will involve full use of all University facilities.
26th August 2014 to 19th September 2014
Course fee: £1,100
Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.

ELCOS reserves the right to cancel courses or change their dates and prices without notice.

 

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