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University Preparation Courses and Academic English Training – 25 hours

Low Intermediate (B1) – Advanced (C1)
Course Length
4 weeks minimum
Start Date
All year (Any Monday)
Minimum Age
Course Book Included in Price
Materials fee applies, see prices
Class Size
Average 8, maximum 16
Intensive IELTS courses at IH Aberdeen


Pre-University Academic English Full Time Intensive – 25 hours*
No of Weeks 2-4 5-12 13-24 24-48
Price/Week £275 £265 £255 £245

1 hour = 60 minutes

*Plus Registration Fee & Materials Fee - see prices

"You are the most brilliant teachers I've ever met. Thank you for the relaxed and encouraging atmosphere of your classes. I dedicate half of my IELTS 7.5 to you."

Nora Keki, Hungary

Pre-University Academic English (Full Time Intensive)

The Pre-university Academic English course is designed to help you improve your overall level of academic English before entering a UK university. The course also offers intensive IELTS preparation to help you achieve the score you need.

The Pre-university 25 hour course combines:

Academic Skills is a ‘top-up’ for anyone already doing the IELTS class:

  • Extra help and focus on the 4 skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking).  
  • The writing element focuses on essay writing and answering different types of IELTS writing questions.   
  • The speaking element includes presentation skills and listening includes lecture extracts and short talks.    
  • Also included is more exam practice, to help you succeed in the IELTS exam!


  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.15 - 12.45
General English
General English
General English
General English
General English
12.45 - 13.45
13.45 - 15.45
Academic Skills
Academic Skills

Course Materials 

You will use course books, but our English teachers also use other authentic materials from the internet, newspapers, video, music, film and digital materials.

English Level

The Pre-University Academic English course is suitable for students from Intermediate (B1) to Advanced (C1) level. To join the course, you should normally be at least Intermediate (B1) level.

Are you ready for university? To find out your English level, get in touch and we can arrange a free English placement test!

Please click here for more information the Pre-University Preparation Course

Universities in Aberdeen

For students preparing to study at university, IH Aberdeen is a great school for you.

Aberdeen is home to two world class universities. Aberdeen University  is one of the oldest in the UK (No 28 in The Times 2016 UK rankings). 

Robert Gordon University,  Aberdeen, is ranked as the 'Top university for graduate employability' in 2017, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey which was published in 2017.

International House Aberdeen has excellent connections with the Robert Gordon University and many students improve their English language skills with us before transferring to their pre-sessional course, under-graduate or post-graduate degree programmes. We also work closely with the International College at Robert Gordon University (ICRGU) which provides pathway programmes for students who prefer to combine English language support with academic study in their chosen field for the first year of their degree.

Unsure which English course is for you? Contact us for more details on +44 1224 634006 or email info@ihaberdeen.com

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