English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) aims to support students in communicating in an academic Art and Design context. We offer the following support:

EAP Pre-sessional Course 2017

The eight-week EAP Pre-Sessional Course will run from Monday 17 July to Friday 8 September 2017 and is full-time, 9.30am – 4pm.* The 2017 course will take place at our Battersea campus.

This course is for students who have not reached the required IELTS level before they start their programme: IELTS 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in the TWE (Test of Written English).

We also run a four-week version of the pre-sessional course from 14 August to 8 September 2017 for students who have reached the required level of IELTS but wish to brush up their language skills. The four-week pre-sessional course is also full-time, Monday to Friday.*

The pre-sessional course provides a valuable chance to practise academic English in the context of Art and Design with authentic and relevant tasks and materials.


  • to register for your Pre-Sessional place: 9 June
  • to receive an early-bird discount on fees: 16 June
  • to complete payment and secure your Pre-Sessional place: 30 June.

To register, please email:

When you have registered, we will contact you with more details.

For details and course fees, please see Pre-Sessional 2017 Joining Information (PDF).

For an example of weekly activities, please see Pre-Sessional 2017 Example Timetable (PDF).

**except Friday: 9.30am – 1pm.

In-Sessional EAP Support

We have a number of workshops throughout the academic year.

Here is an example of what we offer:

  • Preparing for your dissertation – reading and writing processes
  • General EAP: paragraph structure, sentence structure, critical thinking skills, developing vocabulary, note-taking
  • Preparing for presentations
  • Workshops for research students

Most of these courses are open to native and non-native speakers of English.

1:1 Tutorials

Students are able to book tutorials with an experienced tutor to review an aspect of their language in order to develop skills in this area.

Who to contact

Students who require more information should contact the EAP Coordinator:

+44  (0)20 7590 4543

or the Information, Learning & Technical Services (ILTS) Administrator:

+44 (0)20 7590 4222


EAP Coordinator
+44  (0)20 7590 4543

ILTS Administrator
+44 (0)20 7590 4222