English Language requirements
Your level of English will need to be sufficient for you to follow your chosen course, contribute to classes and pass your assignments. Please follow the link for more information. English Language requirements.
The University runs pre-sessional English language courses for students who have applied to the University for all levels of study. Please follow the link for more information. Pre-sessional English courses.
Undergraduate courses with English
The University of Portsmouth offers several courses which combine subject study with continued development of English language skills. These programmes aim to develop your competence in English language to at least 6.5. Please follow the link for more information. Undergraduate courses with English.
Language support during your studies
To support students whose first language is not English and to help them succeed in the academic programmes, we offer classes in English for Academic Purposes (EAP). They will help you to adjust to the English university system and ensure that you are fully equipped to write essays and reports and to make effective presentations. The School of Languages and Area Studies provides classes in:
- essay writing (including referencing and citations)
- literature review writing
- dissertation writing
- giving a presentation
- critical thinking and writing
- technical writing
- grammar and academic style
Classes are free of charge to all international students during the first year of their studies.