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English language requirements


Find your English language qualification

Your English language ability is an important part of the application process and is an essential part of applying for your student visa.

IELTS – International English Language Test Score – is the most common qualification we ask for and you can see the IELTS required on each individual online course page, but we do accept others. See the table below for more English language qualifications we accept for our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

English language qualification  Grades 
 IELTS  6.0 with no skill below 5.5
 Pearsons - PTE Academic Total of 56 to 60 (minimum of 51 in all components 
 ESOL Skills for Life   Level 1 (pass in all four components
Cambridge First Certificate   Total Grade B (minimum 'Borderline' in all four components
 Cambridge Advanced  Total Grade C (minimum 'weak' in all four components
 Cambridge Proficiency  Lowest grade equivalent to IELTS 6.5
 TOEFL iBT Total of 79 to 89
Minimum for Reading (18), Listening (17) and Speaking (20)
Cambridge iGCSE English as a Second Language Syllabus 0510: Overall Grade A and Grade 2 Speaking
Syllabus 0511: Overall Grade A
 Cambridge iGCSE English as a First Language

Syllabus 0522: Overall Grade C
Syllabus 0500: Overall Grade C and Grade 2 in Speaking and Listening 

International Baccalaureate Diploma:
English B
English Language and Literature A
English Literature A
English Literature and Performance

 Grade 5
Kaplan 

Undergraduate course: Successful completion of a Kaplan International Foundation with a minimum of 60% in English language (with no component below 55%) and an academic average of 60%

Postgraduate course: Successful completion of Kaplan Graduate Diploma plus a relevant UK Bachelor degree (or equivalent) 
Study Group Selected Undergraduate courses: Successful completion of International Foundation Year with a minimum academic score of 40% to 60% (depending on the course) to include a minimum of 40% in maths, (60% to 70% for engineering courses).

You will also need a minimum of 50% in the Academic English Skills (AES)  module with no score below 40%. Some courses may require an AES score of 60% with no score below 50%. 
Selected Postgraduate courses: Successful completion of Pre Masters with a minimum academic score of 40% to include a minimum of 40% in maths, (60% to 70% for engineering courses).

You will also need a minimum of 50% in the Academic English Skills (AES)  module with no score below 40%. Some courses may require an AES score of 60% with no score below 50%. 
NCUK Undergraduate course; Successful completion of the NCUK International Foundation, with a minimum of grade C in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) module with no score below D, however, some courses may ask for a B with no score below C.

Academic points to be equal to UCAS points.
Undergraduate course year 2: Successful completion of the NCUK International Foundation, with a minimum of grade C in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) module with no score below D, however, some courses may ask for a B with no score below C.
Postgraduate course: Successful completion of the NCUK Graduate Diploma, plus a relevant UK bachelor degree
Leeds Beckett International Foundation Studies

IELTS 6.0 with no score below 5.5

Pass: IELTS 6.5 with minimum 50% in English language or
Distinction: IELTS 7.0 

 UK HEI Foundation degrees Successful completion of a Foundation degree with English component(s) and an academic score mapped to the Leeds Beckett International Foundation Studies.
 Vitnemål fra Videregående in English (Norway)  Grade 4

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