English Language Plus Academic Semester
(INTO Newcastle University)

For students who do not yet have the English language skills to enrol directly onto university academic modules, our INTO Newcastle University Centre offers a flexible course.

Who is it for?

You have studied at your home university for at least a year. You are currently enrolled. You are 17 or older.

How is your English?

  • If your English is IELTS 4.5 (TOEFL 477, IBT 53), you can start English classes in January and start academic studies from September to the end of January.
  • If your English is IELTS 5.0 (TOEFL 500, IBT 61), you can start English classes in April and start academic studies from September to the end of January.
  • If your English is IELTS 5.5 (TOEFL 527, IBT 71), you can start English classes in July and start academic studies from September to end of January.
  • If your English is IELTS 6.0 (TOEFL 550, IBT 79), you can start English classes in September and start academic studies from January to mid June.

What can you study?

  • After reaching an IELTS 6.5 English, you will study for one semester by choosing modules from a wide range of academic subjects at undergraduate level at Newcastle University including:
  • Humanities; Languages; Psychology; Politics; Education; Computing; Social Sciences; Business; Science; Engineering.

There are two main parts to the programme: Part one

You will take a full-time intensive course in English for Academic Purposes and Study Skills.

Part two

Once your level of English has reached IELTS 6.5, you will have the option of studying academic modules at either Newcastle University alongside other UK and international students or on an INTO academic programme. You will also be able to continue taking English classes. You can take up to 40 academic module credits on University courses. You can choose modules from a wide range of academic subjects at undergraduate level at Newcastle University. In some cases, you may also be able to study postgraduate modules. Also available is a wide range of credit-bearing modules that are part of INTO Foundation and Diploma programmes. You will be advised by your tutor when choosing academic modules, and selection may depend on what you have studied previously, your academic and English language levels, and the availability of places.

Flexible Programme Dates

With four entry points in September, January, April and June, you can join the course at different times in the academic year, depending on your language level and personal preference. The minimum English language requirements for each intake are designed to ensure that you can join academic modules in either September or January.

Accommodation

You can choose to live in a University residence or in a carefully selected home stay.

What we offer:

The INTO Centre is situated at Kensington Terrace on the University campus and is close to Newcastle city centre. It provides a comprehensive social programme to help you settle in to life at university and in the UK. There is a dedicated welfare officer at the Centre to offer practical information, advice and guidance on any personal issue that may be affecting your studies.

You will learn in modern language laboratories and multimedia suites equipped with SANAKO 300 language-learning software and interactive SMART boards. Academic modules are taught in university-style lectures and seminars, and those studying science subjects will use the University’s science laboratories for practical classes.
If you require translation support you can also arrange to see one of our Arabic or Mandarin language advisors.

Application

Applications should be made directly to our INTO Centre.