Learn English at the University of Brighton

Learn English

English language courses for preparation for UK university study, for students whose first language is not English.

Brighton Language Institute at the University of Brighton provides a comprehensive range of English language courses for students who want to improve their English language before beginning university and in the first year of their study.

All programmes are accredited by the British Council and we are an institutional member of the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP). Many of our English language teachers are experienced examiners for bodies including Trinity College and Cambridge ESOL.

Our courses use the latest online learning techniques. We offer blended learning that combines taught classes, mainly in groups of up to 16 students, online tutor contact, peer discussion and study via our virtual learning environment, studentcentral.

Read our English language courses leaflet for an overview of our courses.

Find the right course for you

We offer a choice of English language courses for students planning on studying at the University of Brighton and at other UK universities. You can tailor your course length to your needs. 
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Language entry requirements

We consider many English language qualifications and equivalencies in addition to IELTS. If you do not have an appropriate qualification, we may be able to test you in your own country.
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Extended Masters route

Combine a masters degree and English language course. Typically a single UK visa will cover both.
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Book your place

English language courses run at the University of Brighton throughout the year.
Apply here

English language courses leaflet

View the English language courses brochure in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Thai here.

You can also download (527kb) a copy of the English language course leaflet or request a copy to be sent to you by post.