English for Academic Study (EAS)
The EAS course at the University of Southampton is open to international students who are planning to come to the U.K. for undergraduate or postgraduate study.
|Next start date:||30 September 2013|
Start date 30 September 2013
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Dates and fees
The below are the dates and fees for 2013/14.
|Academic Year 2013/14||Tuition fee|
|Semester 1, 2 and 3||30 September 2013 - 29 August 2014 (38 weeks)||GBP 11,020|
|Semester 2 and 3||27 January 2014 - 29 August 2014 (24 weeks)||GBP 6,960|
|Semester 1||30 September 2013 - 25 January 2014 (14 weeks)||GBP 4,060|
|Semester 2||27 January 2014 - 30 May 2014 (14 weeks)||GBP 4,060|
|Semester 1 and 2||30 September 2013 - 30 May 2014 (28 weeks)||GBP 8,120|
Tuition Fees include a GBP 500 non-refundable pre-payment fee, payable after you have applied for a course.
Note: Applicants who meet the normal entry requirements above are expected to study until 29 August 2014 on either Semester 1, 2 and 3 (38 weeks) or Semester 2 and 3 (24 weeks). For advice on which course to apply for please contact the English Language Admissions Team.
The English for Academic Study course at the University of Southampton is open to international students who are planning to come to the U.K. for undergraduate or postgraduate study and who need to develop their English language and academic study skills before starting a degree programme.
The course aims to:
- help you develop your proficiency in English before starting a course or undertaking research at a British University
- help you develop the necessary study skills for effective learning through the medium of English
- familiarise you with the academic culture of a British University
- introduce you to the requirements of the IELTS test and provides IELTS practice (you will not be required to take an IELTS test as part of the course but you can do so if you wish)
- introduce you to Britain and British culture
- give you a chance to settle in to the British academic environment before starting your programme of academic study.
The course is intended for students who plan to study at the University of Southampton but it is not necessary to have an offer of a degree programme at Southampton before applying for the EAS course.
Academic Year 2013/14
Semester 1, 2 and 3
30 September 2013 - 29 August 2014
The EAS course can accept applicants starting on 30 September 2013 with a level equivalent to IELTS 4.5, with a minimum score of 4.5 or higher in each component, or ibTOEFL 53 Overall, with a minimum score of at least 11 Reading, 11 Listening, 16 Speaking, 13 Writing.
Semester 2 and 3
27 January 2014 - 29 August 2014
An entry level of at least IELTS 5.0,with a score of 5.0 or higher in each component, or ibTOEFL 61 Overall, with a minimum score of at least 11 Reading, 11 Listening, 16 Speaking, 13 Writing
Note: Applicants who meet the normal entry requirements above are expected to study until 29 August 2014. For advice on which course to apply for please contact the English Language Admissions Team.
Monitoring your progress while you are with us is important and you will be assessed regularly throughout the course:
- You will be assessed on work each semester through continuous assessment, and a final exam at the end of each semester.
- The assessment will cover all four skills:reading and writing, listening and speaking.
- It will include the necessary study skills to equip you for your future university studies.
- In Semester 2 you will decide on a topic for a Personal Research Project (PRP).
- At the end of the course you will be given a final grade.
- Students who achieve an appropriate overall final grade on the course will be considered to have met the English Language entry requirements of the University of Southampton.
Each semester provides a full-time programme of study based in the Centre for Language Study at the University’s Avenue Campus and Highfield Campus.
- There will be approximately 28 hours of supervised work per week, plus assignments to be done outside class.
- Classroom work on the course focuses on academic writing, listening and note taking, reading, grammar, pronunciation, and speaking skills.
- There are a number of different themes throughout the course, such as Culture, Media and Ethics.
- Independent study will also form an important part of the course.
- The course will also concentrate on the learning and teaching methodology in use in Britain (e.g. seminars, essay writing, note taking, use of the University library, research skills, critical thinking, time management).
- One session a week will focus on skills related to the IELTS test.
- In Semester 2 a number of guest lectures will familiarise you with lecture style and expectation, as well as improve your listening and note-taking skills.
The course is designed to increase your confidence and fluency in language use in formal and informal academic context and will prepare you for the many different forms of interaction with other speakers of English, which will be a feature of your life both within and outside the learning environment.
As a full time student, you are granted full use of the University’s Students’ Union facilities which include extensive recreational and catering facilities.You will also have access to the University Library and computer facilities including Email and the Internet.
Southampton, an excellent place to study
The city of Southampton is on the south coast of England within easy reach of London by train. The city has a rich and varied heritage and is one of the great European ports. It has played a significant role in Britain’s maritime history from the sailing of the Mayflower to the fateful voyage of the Titanic. Today, the city is the home of ocean sailing. Southampton is the region’s main culture centre and is set amidst some of Britain’s most significant historical sites such as the ancient cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester, the prehistoric site of Stonehenge, and the picturesque New Forest, one of the oldest and most beautiful woodlands in Europe. The seaside resort of Bournemouth is only half an hour a way.
The University is one of the leading research-led universities in the country, with an international reputation for the quality of its work.
The Centre for Language Study at the University of Southampton is a long-established teaching centre with a considerable reputation for expertise in the field of teaching and learning languages. The Centre is technically advanced and is an acknowledged leader in the field of open learning and particularly multimedia and hypermedia applications.
Further courses throughout the year
In addition to the English for Academic Study Programme, we offer
The University of Southampton has over 5,000 single rooms in our Halls of Residence which are in easy reach of the University’s main campus. We will try to ensure that University accommodation is available for those students who would prefer this option but it cannot be guaranteed.
The alternative to Hall accommodation is to live in the private rented sector. A comprehensive and up-to-date list of the rooms, bedsits, shared houses, flats and lodgings in the local are is maintained and is available from the University’s Accommodation Office.
The Accommodation Office offers a free and confidential service covering all Hall matters, general housing matters, tenancy law and other related issues. In addition, the Office has a range of booklets, leaflets and maps offered free of charge to our students and there is a dedicated telephone service available to answer any accommodation related enquiries you may have.
For more information contact the Accommodation Office
Tel +44 (0) 23 8059 9599
For an application form or more information about the EAS Course, please contact:
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University of Southampton