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Our art and design focused English courses help prepare you for further study, or work within the creative industries.

Learn English online with UAL Language Centre

Study English while learning about art and design, or prepare for your next academic IELTS exam.

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    IELTS Online

    Join our 4 week online IELTS preparation course. Prepare for your next IELTS exam, improve your IELTS score, take practice IELTS exams and choose which IELTS skills to focus on.

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    English for the Creative Industries (online)

    Study English for the creative industries online at UAL. Improve your English while studying topics like: creative industries, design, fashion, art, photography, communications, architecture, London life and British culture.

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    Summer English courses (2022)

    Information about Summer English Courses for 2022 will be released soon. Sign up to get updates.

Coronavirus update

English and Arts in-person classes are currently suspended. We aim to resume face-to-face teaching from summer 2021.

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Pre-sessional English

If you have a conditional or unconditional offer to study at University of the Arts London (UAL) and need to improve your English, our Pre-sessional courses can help you.

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    Pre-sessional English

    Pre-sessional English prepares you for your main academic course at UAL. You will improve your language skills in London, experience academic life at UAL and learn about British culture.

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    25 Week Pre-sessional

    Choose our 25 week Pre-sessional course if you have a conditional offer for a UAL undergraduate or postgraduate course and you need to improve your overall English level by 2.0 IELTS bands (or equivalent).



  • 19 Week Pre-sessional

    If you have a conditional offer for a UAL undergraduate or postgraduate course and you need to improve your overall English level by 1.5 IELTS bands (or equivalent), choose our 19 Week Pre-sessional course.



  • 13 Week Pre-sessional

    If your conditional offer for a UAL undergraduate or postgraduate course requires you to improve your overall English level by 1.0 IELTS bands (or equivalent), 13 Week Pre-sessional is the course for you.