English language requirements
English language ability
IELTS (International English Language Test Score) is the main English language qualification we ask for, although we do accept others.
We are now accepting the IELTS Indicator Online Test.
If you don't meet the entry requirements or need to improve your English language ability for one of our courses, we offer an International Foundation Year and Pre-sessional English courses.
If you graduated from a university in an English speaking country, of which you are not a national, you can use your degree certificate to prove your English language ability. In this case, a Naric statement will be required with your application.
Find your English language qualification
If your qualification does not appear below then please email us.
|English language qualification||Grade|
|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|
|Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language||Syllabus 0510: Overall Grade C and Grade 2 Speaking
Syllabus 0511: Overall Grade C
|Cambridge IGCSE English as a First Language||
Syllabus 0522: Overall Grade C
|Duolingo English Test||For Pre-sessional English courses:
Score of 85 or above for progression to courses requiring IELTS 6.0
Score of 95 or above for progression to courses requiring IELTS 6.5
Score of 75 or above for progression to courses requiring IELTS 6.0
Score of 85 or above for progression to courses requiring IELTS 6.5
For direct entry to Bachelors and Masters courses:
Score of 95 or above for entry to courses requiring IELTS 6.0
Score of 105 or above for entry to courses requiring IELTS 6.5
Score of 115 or above for entry to courses requiring IELTS 7.0
|ESOL Skills for Life||Level 1 (pass in all four components)|
|GCSE - English language (all UK boards)||Grade C/4|
Including the IELTS Indicator online test
|6.0 with no skill below 5.5|
International Baccalaureate Diploma:
|Oxford Test of English||Courses requiring IELTS 6.0:
120 overall, minimum 120 Reading and Writing and 111 Speaking and Listening
Courses requiring IELTS 6.5:
130 overall, minimum 120 in all components
|Pearsons - PTE Academic||Total of 54 (minimum of 51 in all components)|
|Pearson Edexel International GCSE in English language (specification A or B)
Including the Special Home Edition
|Total of 79 to 89
Minimum for Reading (18), Listening (17), Speaking (20) and Writing (17)
|National Senior Certificate (NSC) or Senior Certificate with Matriculation endorsement (Matric)||English Grade required - 5 or 60%|
|UK HEI Foundation degrees||Successful completion of a Foundation degree with English components and an academic score mapped to the Leeds Beckett International Foundation Year Certificate.|
|English language qualification||Grade|
|Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)||English Language Grade 4 overall|
|Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)||English Grade required - C|
|Indian School Certificate (Class-XII) (CISCE)||English Grade required - 70%|
|All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE)||English Grade required - 70%|
|Malaysia SPM - Cambridge O Level English Language||Grade C / 6 or above for courses requiring IELTS 6.0
Grade B / 4 or above for courses requiring IELTS 6.5
Grade A / 2 or above for courses requiring IELTS 7.0
|Norway Vitnemål fra Videregående in English||Grade 4|
|West Africa Senior School Certificate (WASSCE/WAEC)||English Grade required - C/6|
|Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education (ZGCE/Zimsec)||English Grade required - C|
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice for Applicants
We are aware that the position of English Language test centres is rapidly changing as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We are now accepting alternative online testing options so that you may continue to apply.
Online testing for offer holders
- IELTS Indicator online test results will now be accepted. The requirements are the same as the standard IELTS test scores. Please refer to the the English language - General Qualifications above to view the scores we will accept.
- Duolingo English language test online results will now be accepted. Please refer to the the English language - General Qualifications above to view the scores we will accept and their IELTS equivalent.
- TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition online test results will now be accepted. Please refer to the the English language - General Qualifications above to view the scores we will accept.
You may also wish to consider one of our Pre-Sessional English courses.