English language requirements
If English is not your first language, we ask you to provide evidence of your
ability to understand and express yourself in English for academic purposes.
This is important to ensure that you derive full benefit from your studies. The
score required will vary by subject; you can find out more by using our
My score is less than two years old. What do I have to do?
If you have a score which is less than two years old in an internationally
recognised test, such as IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson Test of English (Academic),
please supply a copy with your application.
I don’t have a score. What do I have to do?
If you do not have a current score, an offer will be conditional upon
achieving one. You can even arrange for your TOEFL test score to be sent to us
by entering our institution code, 9836, on your examination papers or the score
report request forms.
I don’t know if you will accept my score.
The score required will vary by subject; you can find out more by using our
We implement the following score equivalents:
We also accept the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) and
the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - the level required will
depend on your programme of study. If you have a level of English close to that
required for your course, you may be able to meet our requirement by following a
pre-sessional course before the academic year.
Details can be found on our International
In addition to our language requirements, if you need a Tier 4 visa, you must
meet the UKBA’s minimum English language
scores if you are using an English language test to meet our entry
requirements. The minimum requirement is currently IELTS 5.5 or equivalent in
each of the four language components.
I have previously studied in the medium of English. What do I have to do?
If you have successfully completed university-level studies in the medium of
English, you will not normally be asked for a test score.