The curriculum for this course is developed in collaboration with your academic faculty and is informed by research in English language teaching.
During the first four weeks of the course, you'll improve your academic English language ability for postgraduate study in the field of social science and arts, alongside other postgraduate students. You'll become familiar with postgraduate academic life in the UK and develop your skills in researching and analysing texts, planning and organising your work and communicating with others in an academic context.
As the course progresses, in the final six weeks you'll focus more closely on the skills you'll need to be successful in your research degree. You'll study core content relating to research in the UK higher education system to help you prepare for your degree. You'll study with others also preparing for a research degree, using material from your own research interests.
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Language for Social Science and Arts: Postgraduate Research in the course catalogue
Learning and teaching
You'll learn how to use language appropriate for your degree to express your thoughts and ideas effectively.
To prepare you for study at a UK university, you'll be taught in classes, lectures and group seminars. You'll work individually and with others. Independent study is an important element of this course, allowing you to practise your skills, deepen your knowledge and prepare for your degree. Throughout the course, you'll be encouraged to think critically.
You'll also have dedicated time with your tutor to address questions you may have about your language and learning.
Classes normally take place between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday (find out when the University will be closed). Teaching will take place on the University of Leeds campus.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
We use a range of assessment methods, which are likely to include written assignments, speaking assignments, presentations and research projects.