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 and are still currently enrolled. You are 17 or older.

How is your English?

  • If your English is IELTS 5.0, you can start English classes in January and start academic studies from September to the end of January.
  • If your English is IELTS 5.5, 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, you can start English classes in June and start academic studies from January to end of June.
  • If your English is IELTS 6.0, you can start English classes in September and start academic studies from January to mid June.

What can you study?

  • After reaching an IELTS 6.0 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; Politics; Geography; Sociology;Education; Computing; Social Sciences; Business; Marketing; Science; Architecture.

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. You can learn more about the English for University Studies programme here.

Part two

Once your level of English has reached IELTS 6.0, you will have the option of studying academic modules at Newcastle University alongside other UK and international students. You will also be able to take Insessional English classes whilst you are taking your academic modules. These are worth a total of 20 credits. You can find out more about these modules here.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. You will be advised by the Study Abroad Coordinator 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 either INTO accommodation or a carefully selected homestay.

What we offer:

The INTO Centre is based in a new study centre situated on Percy Street in the heart of our city centre campus. 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 study in the new facilities in the INTO Centre and in the university. Throughout your studies you will learn in multimedia suites equipped with 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 Arabic or Mandarin language advisors.

Application

Applications should be made directly to our INTO Centre.