Academic English

UAE, Dubai - Dubai International Academic City
Dates flexible
Course Type
Language Course
Yes (Details)
Course Fee

Course Overview

Murdoch University Dubai English language centre offers Academic English courses specifically for students who need to improve their English language skills before entering into your university studies.

In this course, you will develop skills in academic proficiency and literacy in English. You will find it easier to understand and participate in your university course. If you complete the Academic English course successfully, you will be able to use English in a variety of academic contexts with greater confidence.

If you successfully complete Academic English, you do NOT need to sit the IELTS test to prove your English language proficiency for entry to Murdoch University Dubai university programs (provided you meet all the other course requirements).

Tuition fee:

  • AED 987 per week


  • 10 weeks per course level

Start dates:

  • Regular intakes throughout the year.

Entry requirements:

  • Intermediate to advanced level of English.
  • A pre-course qualifying test is required to guarantee a place in the course.

3 intakes a year:

  • January
  • May
  • September

Who should take this course

Students and working Professionals.


Certificate of Completion

Course content

  • Planning, drafting and editing reports and essays
  • Effective communication in tutorials
  • Pronunciation and voice training for presentations and seminars
  • Active participation in-group projects
  • Bibliographic and in-text referencing
  • Critical thinking
  • Analysis of tertiary assessment tasks
  • Research skills
  • Learner independence
  • Intercultural communication
  • Employability skills
  • Computer literacy and numeracy
  • Negotiating tactfully and persuading effectively
  • Australian workplace culture
  • Digital and face-to-face networking

About Course Provider

Murdoch University International Study Centre Dubai was established in 2008 as a core branch of Murdoch University which is based in Perth, Western Australia. The Murdoch Dubai campus is situated at Dubai International Academic City and the university is licensed by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). Providing state-of-the-art facilities, excellent student-staff ratios, outstanding student support services and world class technology, students are equipped with real-life skills and have access to the highest education standards globally.

All courses at Murdoch Dubai follow the same academic requirements as the courses offered in Australia. Murdoch Dubai awards an internationally recognized Australian degree, exactly the same as the one conferred on campus in Australia. This ensures a 100% transfer of credits if a student wishes to, at any point of time, study at Murdoch in Australia and pursue the same degree course, guaranteeing seamless education. Our mission is to extend knowledge, stimulate learning, and promote understanding, for the benefit of the wider community. Murdoch University Dubai is committed to promoting intellectual independence within a supportive and sustainable environment for students and staff and to support the UAE's ambitions in providing an ongoing pool of regional graduates equipped with skills connected to the demands of expanding industry sectors.