SOAS, University of London (IFCELS Department)

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The IFCELS (International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies) department of SOAS provides a range of university preparation and English language programmes for international students. Since 1985 over 4000 students have gone on from IFCELS to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at British universities.

  • ICC Foundation - a ten-month programme of academic and language preparation for undergraduate university study in the UK in social sciences, humanities, business and law.
  • FDPS Premasters  - a ten-month premasters programme offering a complete package of academic and language preparation for postgraduate study in the UK
  • ELAS (English Language and Academic Studies)  - a flexible programme of intensive academic English combined with an academic subject and a Language/Culture course for 3, 6 or 9 months.
  • Pre-Sessional Courses - 4, 8 and 12 week language improvement courses for students going onto university courses in October each year
  • Summer Programme - 3, 6 or 9 week courses offering Engloish language skills as well as academic subjects with English support
  • Teaching English for Academic Purposes - an introductory course designed for teachers who teach/intend to teach English for Academic purposes, available on a full or part-time basis.



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Course Name Course Type
English Language and Academic Studies (E... Academic Purposes
FDPS Premasters University Prep
ICC Foundation University Prep
Summer Programme English Plus (other sub..
Teaching English for Academic Purposes Teachers