Certificate of credit English as a Foreign Language – Year Long Programme

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Learn the language, live the culture on our one year English language course.

  • Napier code:

    34607CU

  • Course type:

    Full-Time

  • Duration:

    1 year

  • Award:

    Certificate of credit

  • Location:

    Craiglockhart campus

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Course introduction

English as a Foreign Language pre-sessional courses are available for prospective postgraduate students. These courses improve your English language and academic study skills.

You can apply online for our year-long (September entry) or 8-month (January entry) programme. We also offer 4-, 6- and 12-week courses which you can find out more about in our English language section.

In addition to classes, you'll be given an opportunity to immerse yourself in Edinburgh and Scotland’s culture through visits to tourist attractions and historic sites.

We'll also provide you with practical help to settle into life in a new city.

Pre-sessional courses are designed to suit a range of abilities.


english foreign language

One-year pre-sessional course October - August

Entry requirements

Offer for a degree course at + IELTS 4.0 with no skill below 4.0

Students on the year-long English language programme will receive two Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) letters – one for the English language course and one for their degree programme (on the assumption of passing the Edinburgh Napier University language exam). You will be expected to hold the academic entry requirements for your degree programme at the start of the year-long English language programme.

You can apply online for the year-long course.

We also offer 4, 6 and 12 week pre-sessional English language courses throughout the year as well in-session English study support classes.

For further information on these programmes please visit our English language section or if you have any questions email EFL.Enquiries@napier.ac.uk or call 0131 455 4445.

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

The pre-sessional courses are for students who have applied to one of our programmes.

On success completion of the course you can progress on to your chosen course.


IELTS 4.0, with no skill below 4.0.

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students.Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

International students

If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol on our nursing courses (except Veterinary Nursing).

Admissions policies

We're committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.


Pre-sessional English language fees
Course Name EU* Non-EU**
4 week £340 £650
6 week £1,320 £1,320
12 week £3,130 £3,130
8 Month £5,660 £5,660
1 year £8,330 £8,330
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*EU: students from member states of the EU
**Non-EU: International students from outside the EU