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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

Language for Science: General Science (10 weeks)

Programme code:ND-EPS/SGS-TUCAS code:
Duration:10 Weeks Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:The Language Centre Contact

Total credits: 0

Entry requirements:

A level of English of no more than 0.5 on IELTS (or equivalent) below the English language requirement of the receiving School, with a no more than two component scores at 0.5 below the component language requirement of the receiving School.

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

The Language Centre

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

The Language Centre

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Programme specification:

This programme is an English language content-based 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 programme is taught in partnership between academics from both the University of Leeds Language Centre and from the faculties of Biological Sciences, Medicine and Health, Maths and Physical Sciences and Environment, allowing the learning of language to be integrated and built around key content areas, and students to develop a deeper understanding of how knowledge and theory are communicated in their own subject.

This programme will help students develop the language skills, knowledge and understanding required for postgraduate study in the field of Science. 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 first 4 weeks focus on more general science related language and skills, then there will be further opportunity to focus on academic content within your chosen discipline. The other 6 weeks will be based around academic content. Students will work on understanding this content and the language used, alongside that of core texts, through a series of language classes and seminars. Students will have the chance to work both individually and with others. The assessment will be based around an individual piece of work, involving some element of independent research.

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