Manchester University Language Centre

The University Language Centre is part of the University of Manchester and is based on the main University campus, in the South of the City Centre. The welcoming, accessible and multicultural environment that is the city of Manchester provides the ideal base for your time studying in the UK. Manchester was voted as the best UK city to live in 2015 by The Economist.

The University Language Centre has over 30 years’ experience of running English Language courses for international students and these courses are accredited by the British Council through Accreditation UK. Our Pre-sessional courses are also accredited by BALEAP (The Global Forum for EAP Professionals). Students are taught in small classes of 16 students or less, and a communicative methodology is used.

We offer two year-round, full-time English Language courses for students wishing to improve their English Language in a warm, professional learning environment with well-qualified, experienced teaching staff. Our courses are designed for students wishing to study in an English speaking University or for students who want to develop their English Language for personal and professional reasons. Students can study from 4 weeks up to 1 year on the full-time courses, with flexible start dates available throughout the year.

Our English Summer Course is designed for students looking for a short course during the summer months which combines English Language tuition with British Culture and social activities.

We also offer a range of part-time Exam Preparation courses for IELTS and Cambridge English Examinations, CertTESOL courses and Teacher Refresher courses for teachers from overseas.

The University Language Centre offers a range of learning and teaching resources, including a library of multi-format materials in 80 languages; two open-access multimedia studios which support computer aided language learning and allow viewing over IP and satellite television from around the world.

Students at the University Language Centre have access to a dedicated Welfare Team throughout their studies to offer support and assistance with issues such as health and well-being, financial matters and life in Manchester.

Students also have access to the wide range of facilities open to all registered University of Manchester students on campus such as the Albert Gilbert Learning Commons – a 24/7 environment for study, the University of Manchester Libraries, Student Services Centre and more.

A full and varied social programme is provided to English Language students through the International Society which include weekend trips, overnight trips, evening and social events. Being part of the International Society is a great way for students to meet other students from around the world, experience different cultures, practice their English and see as much of Manchester and the UK during their stay. Students at the University Language Centre will have free membership to the International Society, with two full day-trips per four week study period free of charge.

For further information and to apply, please visit our website