Short courses and EAP

Improve your English before you start your degree with us. Develop academic skills in essay and report writing, reading and summarising, listening, note-taking and presenting. Get support with your main studies from our experienced and supportive tutors.

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Courses we offer

Our EAP courses are designed to help you meet the needs of the degrees you will go on to, regardless of your level of English. Find out more about our range of courses below.

Short courses and EAP

Full-time

English for Academic Purposes: Intermediate

Do you want to improve your English? Do you have an IELTS or equivalent score of 5.0? This 10-week course is for you. Our supportive and experienced tutors will help you reach the correct level of English to study your chosen university course. You’ll focus on academic skills such as note-taking, contributing to seminars, making presentations and writing essays. Studying this course will allow you to achieve the University of Sunderland in London's equivalent of 1.0 IELTS bands.

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Full-time

English for Academic Purposes Pre-Intermediate

Do you want to advance your English and understanding of UK culture? Do you have an IELTS or equivalent score of 4.5? Then this 15-week course is for you. Improve your English language skills and increase your current IELTS by the University of Sunderland equivalent of 1.5 bands. Develop academic skills such as note-taking, making presentations and writing essays and reports. On completion, you’ll receive a Foundation Certificate of Achievement in English for Academic Purposes and will be able to study your chosen university course.

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Full-time

English for Academic Purposes: Upper Intermediate

Do you want to improve your English? Do you have an IELTS score of 5.5? Then this 10-week course is for you. You’ll have access to modern resources such as digital language laboratories and an open-access language laboratory for independent study. You’ll also visit local and national places of interest and put your English skills to the test socially.

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Taking study beyond the classroom

Studying English for Academic Purposes at the University of Sunderland in London will give you the opportunity to go beyond the classroom. You’ll bring your English up to speed through applied methods with offsite visits and independent projects.

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High-quality teaching

We utilise an exhaustive range of teaching methods to engage students and help develop your knowledge and skills. The courses thoroughly prepare you to tackle your main course programmes. Through focusing on the essential skills and knowledge required for UK higher education, you’ll get up to speed in no time.

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