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Undergraduate English language requirements

All applicants are expected to hold a suitable English language qualification.

You must be able to provide recent evidence that your spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programme/s for which you have applied.

Accepted English language qualifications

If your English language qualification is not listed please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Team. We will assess the grade that you have achieved and the suitability of your qualification.

GCSE/IGCSE English language (either as a first or second language) Grade B or Grade 6 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England
O Level English language (either as a first or second language) including Malaysian O Level English language - 1119 Grade B
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.5 overall with no less than 6 in any individual component. We are unable to combine IELTS certificates; you must meet the minimum requirements in each component in the same IELTS examination.
Test of English as a Foreign Language – internet based (TOEFL) 90 overall with no less than 22 in any individual component. We are unable to combine TOEFL certificates; you must meet the minimum requirements in each component in the same TOEFL examination.
C1 Advanced, formerly known as Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Grade C (please provide your candidate ID number and your 4 digit candidate secret number to the Undergraduate Admissions Team)
C2 Proficiency, formerly known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) Grade C (please provide your candidate ID number and your 4 digit candidate secret number to the Undergraduate Admissions Team)
PTE Academic – Pearson Test of English 59 overall with no less than 51 in any individual component. We are unable to combine PTE certificates; you must meet the minimum requirements in each component in the same PTE examination.

Test validity

Please note that the test date for the IELTS, TOEFL or PTE Academic qualification must be no more than two years before the start date of your degree course. For all other English language qualifications listed above the test date must be no more than seven calendar years before the start date of your degree course.

Pre-sessional English language courses

If your score is only slightly below our minimum English language entry requirements we can still consider your application. If you meet all of the following criteria you may be eligible for our six-week academic pre-sessional English language course at the University:

  • You have completed your academic studies and only have an English language offer condition
  • You have taken an IELTS test within 2 years of the start date of the 6 week pre-sessional course
  • You have taken an IELTS test and received your IELTS certificate before 31st May
  • From that IELTS examination you were awarded only one component (including the overall score) 0.5 below our minimum entry requirements (our minimum requirements are 6.5 overall, with no less than 6 in any individual component)

Our undergraduate admissions team will contact any eligible applicants. Full details including application deadlines, course fees and how to apply to the University Language Centre are available here.