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.

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.

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About the programme

If you want to improve your academic English before beginning a taught postgraduate course 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.

Pre-sessional English Course Dates and Fees
Code CodeCourse TitleDatesDurationTuition Fees



19 June - 25 August 2017

10 weeks 




24 July  - 25 August 2017

5 weeks




04 September - 15 September 2017

2 weeks




04 September - 15 September 2017

2 weeks



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EAP presessional application form

Use this form to apply for an english presessional course

  • Your Personal Details
  • CAS Request information
    You can find information about visa options here: If you need advice about visas please contact the School’s International Student Visa Advice Team on the above link. Staff in the Language Centre are not able to provide advice about visas.
  • Do you require a CAS number for a Tier 4 visa?
  • Have you ever studied in the UK before?
  • If you have an unconditional offer for your postgraduate degree you may be eligible for a joint CAS which covers both programmes. Please confirm whether you would like to be considered for this:
  • Documents and Terms and Conditions
    Please upload any documents required. A current photograph is always required.
  • I accept your terms and conditions as listed on your web site. I also confirm I will be available to attend the whole course and the dates of this course do no overlap with another course I am due to take at LSE