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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

IELTS - International English Language Testing System

6.5 overall, with no less than 6 in any individual component
TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language (internet-based) 90 overall, with no less than 20 in any individual component
CAE - Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English Grade C – please provide your candidate ID number and your 4 digit candidate secret number
PTE Academic - Pearson Test of English 59 overall, with no less than 51 in any individual component
GCSE/O Level English Language (as a first language) Grade B
IGCSE English (as a first language) Grade B - you must have completed the fully assessed oral examination (please note we only accept the Cambridge IGCSE First Language English 0500 if you have taken the optional speaking and listening tests)
CPE - Cambridge English: Proficiency Grade C – please provide your candidate ID number and your 4 digit candidate secret number

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.

Contact us

We may accept other qualifications, depending on the scores obtained and our assessment of their academic suitability. If you have a qualification that is not listed above or any other queries about our English language requirements, please contact our undergraduate admissions team. You may find your query is answered within our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).