English Language Requirements

The English language entry requirements detailed here are for guidance only. Some courses will have a higher English language requirement.

Applicants should refer to their offer letter issued by the University, this will detail the specific English Language requirement for the course applied for.

English Language Requirements for Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research courses

Test

Undergraduate Degree courses
BA · BSc · BEng · MEng

Postgraduate and Research courses
MA · MSc · MRes · MPhil · PhD

IELTS (Academic)

 

Or

 

IELTS for UKVI (Academic)

6.0, with no component below 5.5

6.5, with no component below 5.5 for MA or MSc.


6.5, with no less than 6.0 in any section for MRes, MPhil or PhD (except Business Research - see below)

Pearson Test of English Academic (‘PTE Academic’)

53, with no less than 51 in any section

61, with no less than 51 in any section

Cambridge English. All tests, with exception of Business English tests. Tests using old scoring system will probably be out of date (more than two years old).

170 points overall, with no component below 160 points

180 points overall, with no component below 160 points

TOEFL IBT
– Designated Institution Code, for applicants who want their scores sent directly to us: 0240

Overall score: 79
With no individual test score below:
Listening: 17
Reading: 18
Speaking: 20
Writing : 17

Overall score: 89
With no individual test score below:
Listening: 17
Reading: 18
Speaking: 20
Writing : 17

Trinity ISE II

Pass with Distinction

 

Trinity ISE III

 

Pass

IGCSE English as a First Language

Grade C

Grade C

IGCSE English as a Second Language

Grade C

Grade C

International Baccalaureate Standard Level

Grade 5

Grade 5

International Baccalaureate Higher Level

Grade 4

Grade 4

Cameroon GCE O Level

Grade C

Grade C

Caribbean Examination Council general proficiency

Grade I & II

Grade I & II

HKCEE

Grade C

Grade C

HKDSE English Language

Level 3

Level 3

Hong Kong Use of English AS Level

Grade C

Grade C

India standard XII
(CBSE and CISCE (ISC) exam boards only)

70%

70%

Irish Leaving Certificate Standard Level

Grade C / C3

Grade C / C3

Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level

Grade D / D2

Grade D / D2

Kenya KCSE

Grade C

Grade C

Malaysian SPM

Grade 6C

Grade 5C

Malaysian 1119

Grade 6C

Grade 5C

NECO

Grade C6

Grade C6

Singapore Cambridge O Level

Grade C

Grade C

South African National Senior Certificate

Grade 5

Grade 5

Sri Lankan O Level

Grade B (Merit)

Grade B (Merit)

Tanzania Certificate of Education

Grade C

Grade C

Uganda Certificate of Education

Grade 6

Grade 6

WAEC

Grade C6

Grade C6

Zambian School Certificate

Grade 6

Grade 6

Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Ordinary Level

Grade C

Grade C

English Language Requirements for Foundation Year with Linked Degree

Applicants who achieve the required score will be issued with a CAS for their Foundation Year and linked degree.

English Language Requirements for English Language courses

Please refer to the Language Centre to see the entry requirements for each course.

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