English presessional programmes

If you need to improve your English for Academic Purposes (EAP), our aim is to provide you with the highest level of language support

Our presessional courses will ensure that you are well prepared for your studies. Also, passing the LSE Language Test is one way of fulfilling your English language requirement for graduate study at LSE.

Apart from improving my basic English skills, I was trained to be able to deal with academia and research. The programme boosted my confidence to express ideas clearly, both orally and in written form.
Attending the presessional programme at the LSE language centre was deeply motivating and, I have no doubt, of primary importance for my MSc.
This course is a great opportunity to improve both professionally and personally.

About us

About the programme

LSE Language Centre English Presessional Programme LSE Language Centre English Presessional Programme
Students relate their experiences of the programme and how it helped them prepare for the rigours of academic study at LSE. With an introduction by Alison Standring, the Deputy Director of the Language Centre. LSE Film & Audio

Watch the video on YouTube

If you want to improve your academic English before beginning a course of study at LSE you should consider our;

How you will benefit

Dates and tuition fee information         

  • Please also refer to the guidance in our English application procedure to help you through this process.
  • Dates and prices are now confirmed.
  • We aim to open for applications on Monday, 01 March 2021.
  • Please note: LN904 will be delivered online for the first 5 weeks with the last 5 weeks being delivered on campus. LN905 will be delivered on campus.

  • We expect students who take this programme to be present on campus for any face to face teaching.
Course codeCourse title Dates (2021)Duration Tuition fees 
LN904 Extended 21 June - 01 September  10 weeks £6255
LN905 Standard 26 July - 01 September 5 weeks £3555