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:

Pre-Sessional Course

The RCA will run its eight-week pre-sessional course in 2017 for students who have not reached the required IELTS level before they start their programme. The course will begin in July and run for eight weeks.  The course will run from Monday 17 July to Friday 8 September 2017 and is full-time 9.30am – 4pm..*

We also run a 4-week version of the pre-Sessional course for students who have reached the required level of IELTS but wish to brush up their language skills. The four-week course will run from 14 August to 8 September 2017 and is full-time 9.30am – 4pm.* 

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.

*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