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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

Language for Social Science and Arts: Postgraduate Research (10 weeks)

Programme code:ND-EPS/APR-TUCAS code:
Duration:10 Weeks Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:The Language Centre Contact address:langc@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 0

Entry requirements:

The entry requirement for this English language pre-sessional depends on the IELTS requirements of your research degree and your current English language level. Please email the Language Centre at langc@leeds.ac.uk to discuss your eligibility for this pre-sessional English course.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

The Language Centre

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Programme specification:

This programme is a 10-week pre-sessional, designed to support students who either do not meet the English language requirements for their chosen post-graduate programme or who wish to gain a better understanding of the academic language and literacy practices in their area of study.

The 4-week introductory module will help students develop the language skills, knowledge and understanding required for postgraduate study in the fields of Social Sciences and Arts. Students will study subject specific content to help them develop their language competence and ability to communicate at an appropriate academic level within their chosen field of study. The module will introduce students to the culture and context of postgraduate academic life in the UK and begin to develop facility in sourcing and analysing appropriate texts, planning and organising academic work and developing the ability to communicate with others in an academic context.

After that, students will study on a 6-week module aimed at helping them develop the language skills, knowledge and understanding required for doctoral research across all fields of study. Students will study core content relating to research in a UK higher education context alongside material from their own area of research interest, to help them develop their language competence and ability to communicate at an appropriate academic level within their chosen field of study.


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