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 which you can see in the table below. If you are from an English speaking country you only need to provide your English academic qualification at the required grade.
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.
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.
Find your English language qualification
If you require a Tier 4 Student visa, we accept the following English language qualifications for most of our Bachelors and Masters courses. If your qualification does not appear in the table below then please email us.
|English language qualification||Grades|
|IELTS||6.0 with no skill below 5.5|
|Pearsons - PTE Academic||Total of 54 (minimum of 51 in all components)|
|Pearson Edexel International GCSE in English language (specification A or B)||Grade C/4|
|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), Speaking (20) and Writing (17)
|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
|GCSE - English language (all UK boards)||Grade C/4|
International Baccalaureate Diploma:
|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|
|All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE)||English Grade required - 70%|
|Indian School Certificate (Class-XII) (CISCE)||English Grade required - 70%|
|West Africa Senior School Certificate (WASSCE/WAEC)||English Grade required - C/6|
|National Senior Certificate (NSC) or Senior Certificate with Matriculation endorsement (Matric)||English Grade required - 5 or 60%|
|Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)||English Grade required - C|
|Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education (ZGCE/Zimsec)||English Grade required - C|