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    Im mature student applying to durham and i explained them that ive been out of school for 3 yrs and i have no qualifications at all but only my ielts score which they said is good enough if i pass the pre-sessional course.
    The pre-sessional course is a 3 month english course before the university start, after that you proceed to the direct course w/ foundation year.
    I was thinking if, i should go for it or just take the International Foundation course.
    Im also confused, should i apply first for the direct course w/ foundation year, or should i apply for the pre-sessional course first? Or i can only apply if i get an unconditional offer at durham w/ foundation year?
    Can anyone help me w/ this. Im really confused.
    They werent really answering all my questions.



    This is the letter i got from durham.

    Yes you apply to ucas for a four year degree with the first year being the Foundation year. You apply for the pre-sessional course seperately via the university language centre. Pre sessional normally starts in July so you would do that and then start your 4 year degree programme.
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    Im mature student applying to durham and i explained them that ive been out of school for 3 yrs and i have no qualifications at all but only my ielts score which they said is good enough if i pass the pre-sessional course.
    The pre-sessional course is a 3 month english course before the university start, after that you proceed to the direct course w/ foundation year.
    I was thinking if, i should go for it or just take the International Foundation course.
    Im also confused, should i apply first for the direct course w/ foundation year, or should i apply for the pre-sessional course first? Or i can only apply if i get an unconditional offer at durham w/ foundation year?
    Can anyone help me w/ this. Im really confused.
    They werent really answering all my questions.



    This is the letter i got from durham.

    Yes you apply to ucas for a four year degree with the first year being the Foundation year. You apply for the pre-sessional course seperately via the university language centre. Pre sessional normally starts in July so you would do that and then start your 4 year degree programme.
    This is a very specific question which only Durham can answer for you. The extract from the letter from Durham suggests that you apply for the degree through UCAS first, and if you get an offer that is conditional upon your completion of the pre-sessional course, you apply for that next. You need though to check this with them.
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    I don't understand where your confusion comes from, the letter from Durham answers all your questions. First you apply to the degree course, which is four years long and includes the foundation year. Then, if you get an offer for that course you will apply to the pre-sessional English language course (but this time you apply through Durham website). You can't not do the pre-sessional and only do the degree course because pre-sessional courses are for those without sufficient command of English. So either you have to take the pre-sessional language course or get a higher result on your IELTS, otherwise they would probably not be able to accept you due to you not meeting the language requirement.
 
 
 
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