SOAS University of London

International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies

Access to English Academic Studies

Duration: 11 weeks 26th April – 23rd July 2021

  • Overview
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  • How to Apply

Overview

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Minimum Entry Requirements: 4.5 IELTS overall and in each sub score

Venue: Online Learning

Start of programme: 26 April 2021

Mode of Attendance: Online Learning

Who is this programme for?:

An online course designed to develop and strengthen use of English and study skills within a higher education setting for students with IELTS level 4.5.

Fees: £2300

Structure

Consisting of 52 hours of live online classes and guided preparation tasks which will require around 4 hours of participation a week for 11 weeks followed by a 2- week assessment period.

Key features of the course will be:

  • Live classes taught in the morning UK time in order to allow for time differences between BST and other countries.
  • Emphasis on the development and strengthening of students’ use of English and study skills within a higher education setting.
  • English for Academic purposes taught through a series of academic lectures across disciplines but around one theme.
  • Short individual and personalised feedback and feedforward tutorials conducted regularly.
  • Supplementary guided self-study exercises and tasks for those students who wish to study beyond the basic course hours.
  • Final assessments based on key academic tasks including presentation skills, content research, assignment writing and lecture comprehension.
  • Completion of the access course at the 50% pass mark or above and a minimum of 80% attendance will guarantee entry to the ELAS programme without the need to retake a SELT exam.
  • The course can also act as a pathway to our ICC Foundation and FDPS Pre-master's programmes, for students who do not have a sufficient level of English for direct entry.

Please note this course will be non-credit bearing.

Please contact the ELAS Programme Tutors if you require more information:epts@soas.ac.uk

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Apply

How to Apply

Please complete the Online Application Form and attach:

  1. the photo ID page of your passport 
  2. your IELTS, PTE or other English language certificate (if you have one)

Completion of the Access to English Academic Studies course at the 50% pass mark or above and a minimum of 80% attendance will guarantee entry to the ELAS (English Language and Academic Studies) programme without the need to retake a SELT exam. Please see the ‘Term Dates and Fees’ for ELAS below.

The course can also act as a pathway to our ICC Foundation and FDPS Pre-master's programmes, for students who do not have a sufficient level of English for direct entry.

SOAS reserves the right to alter Module programmes and fees without notice.