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

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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         

dates and fees
 Course codeCourse title Dates Duration Tuition fees 
 LN904  Extended  18 June - 28 August 2018   10 weeks  £4950
 LN905  Standard  23 July - 28 August 2018  5 weeks  £2475
 LN906  Short  03 - 14  September 2018  2 weeks  £990


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