Academic English Courses

English Courses in Glasgow

Our Academic English course will help prepare you for life at university.

This is a practical course, suitable for all academic specialities, whether you want to study business, science, humanities or any other subject. This part-time programme focuses on the academic skills needed to study in the UK.  It is currently being delivered online, to the same high standards as our face-to-face courses previously.



The Academic English course is designed to help both postgraduate and undergraduate students. It focuses on transferrable academic skills that are relevant to all areas of study.

You will practise critical reading and evaluation of a range of academic texts, building and supporting arguments, referencing ideas, listening to lectures and note-taking. You will also have a variety of academic writing tasks.


Academic English 7.5

This is a 7.5 hour per week course which runs Monday to Friday from 1.15pm - 2.45pm. This course runs all year round, subject to fixed course start dates

  • Course length, between 1 and 11 weeks = £80 per week
  • Course length, 12 weeks or more = £70 per week 


Academic English 7.5  plus General English 15

This is a 22.5 hour per week course which combines the 7.5 hour Academic English course described above with a General English 15 hour course.

  • Course length, between 1 and 11 weeks = £210 per week
  • Course length, 12 weeks or more = £200 per week


Start dates in 2020 are listed below;

  • Monday 6th January

  • Monday 3rd February

  • Monday 2nd March

  • Monday 30th March

  • Monday 27th April

  • Monday 25th May

  • Monday 29th June

  • Monday 27th July

  • Monday 24th August

  • Monday 21st September

  • Monday 19th October

  • Monday 16th November


I have only been here for a few weeks, but I think it’s a very nice place and the teachers are good.

Glasgow School of English is recognised by UKVI as a Tier 4 sponsor to bring students into the UK on Tier 4 General Student Visas under licence number 18EC8KTJ.