Pre-Sessional English Language Programmes

Progression Degree

About the course


The University of Hull English Language Programme (UHELP) is designed for students who do not currently meet the English language requirements for their degree. You’ll focus on English for academic purposes as well as general language skills development. At the end of the course, you’ll have the skills you need to listen to lectures, participate in seminars, give presentations, write academic essays and communicate effectively. You’ll be fully supported throughout the course, with help available through our specially trained language advisers. You will also have access to all of our facilities including the library and dedicated Language Learning Centre.

Depending on your current level of English, and what you need for your degree, will determine which course you need to apply for. The course is divided into three 12-week semesters. There are also two summer study programmes, an 8 week programme starting in July, and a 4 week programme starting in August. 


Entry requirements vary dependent on country of origin. Please see the ONCAMPUS Entry Requirements page for more information.

How to apply

Which course should I apply for?


If you know what your English level is, you can use the tables below to help you decide how long you might want, or need, to study English with us.

The table below provides further guidance to help you decide when to start and how long to study. It’s always a good idea to allow yourself more time than you should need and aim for a higher level of English at the end of your course.


Progression degrees

Fees and funding

3 semester course: £9,355

2 semester courses: £6,235

1 semester courses: £3,120

8 week summer study programme: £2,040

4 week summer study programme: £1,020

Please note, these fees are for 2017/18. The fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed and may increase.

3 semester course: £11,695

2 semester courses: £7,795

1 semester courses: £3,900

8 week summer study programme: £2,600

4 week summer study programme: £1,300

Please note, these fees are for 2017/18. The fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed and may increase.