You will have 20 hours of lessons per week with some afternoons free for directed self study. Lessons normally take place between 9.30am and 1pm in the morning and between 14.00 and 16.00 in the afternoon. English classes are taught in small groups of up to 16 students. To help with private study you will have full access to the university's library and computer facilities. There are no lessons on UK national holidays.
To progress to your masters degree you will need to pass the following assessments:
- Academic reading.
- Essay and report writing.
- Note-taking from lectures.
- A portfolio to demonstrate your developing language learning and study skills.
If you are applying for the first two parts of the extended masters route (Develop your English and Extend your English), we can arrange host-family accommodation for you.
For the final part (Consolidate Your English) and for your masters degree, university accommodation will be available. This will be based near to the campus where you will be studying. You will have a single study bedroom with shower facilities in a shared apartment. Kitchen and laundry facilities are provided and meals are available on the university campus. If you prefer, the university’s accommodation office can advise you about alternative renting options, for example from a private landlord.
How to apply
You can find out more about the extended masters route, including entry requirements and fees, on the university's Learn English webpages.
To apply for the extended masters, you should apply for your masters course in the usual way. You then also need to apply separately for the English language component of the course. You can download an application form or apply online via our Learn English webpages.