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Standard University English language requirements

Requirements

Here are the University's minimum entry levels required to study your course.

English Test
Minimum English language requirements
  IELTS PTE (Academic) Cambridge English scale Trinity Integrated Skills in English
Undergraduate
Fine Art, Design, Media Production, Engineering, Science, Computing, Media Studies, Journalism 5.5 51 162 ISE II Pass
Business, English, History, Sport, Psychology, Criminology, Sociology, Youth Studies, Education, Law, Crime & Investigation 6.0 52 169 ISE II Merit
Health 7.0 66 185 ISE III Pass
Undergraduate Year 2 and 3 entry where permitted
Business, Fine Art, Design, Media Production, Engineering, Science, Computing, Journalism, Media Studies 6.0 52 169 ISE II Merit
English, History 6.5 58 176 ISE II Distinction
Postgraduate (Taught)
Art and Design, Business (except MBA and HRM), Computing, Sport, Engineering, Science, TV Production, Journalism, Multimedia Public Relations, Mass Communications 6.0 52 169 ISE II Merit
MBA, Education, English, Law (LLM), History, Psychology, Criminology, Sociology, Youth Studies, Criminal Investigation, Human Resource Management 6.5 58 176 ISE II Distinction
DBA 6.5 58 176 ISE II Distinction
Health 7.0 66 185 ISE III Pass
Research degrees 6.5 58 176 ISE II Distinction

IELTS

Please note that in addition to achieving the overall IELTS score, you must obtain a minimum score in each band of the test.

For the majority of programmes at degree level and above, the minimum IELTS band score must be 5.5 in each band.

However, the following health courses require a minimum IELTS band score of 6.5 in each band:

  • BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy
  • BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
  • BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice
  • BA (Hons) Social Work
  • PgDip/MSc Diagnostic Radiography (Pre-registration)
  • PgDip/MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration)
  • MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)

The following health courses require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 in writing alongside a minimum of 7.0 in reading, listening and speaking with a minimal overall score of 7.0.

  • BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Adult)
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Child)
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Learning Disabilities)
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Mental Health)
  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery

Alternative English Language Tests

The University also accepts the following English language tests:

  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) - Minimum band score - 51
  • Cambridge English scale - Minimum band score - 140
  • Trinity Integrated Skills in English ISE II - Minimum band score - ISE II Pass
  • Test of English as Foreign Language iBT (TOEFL) - listening 17, reading 18, writing 17 and speaking 20

Country

Name of exam

Accepted grades/marks

Kenya

High School Certificate

Grade C+ or higher

Malaysia

SPM

Grades A - C

Nigeria

WAEC

Grades A1 - C6

Nigeria

NECO

Grades A1 - C6

Uganda

Advanced Certificate of Education

Grades 1 - 6

Uganda

Uganda Certificate of Education

Grades 1 - 6

Special conditions for September 2020 intake

We understand that during the Covid-19 pandemic, many English language test centres have been closed, and that this has made it difficult to book IELTS (Academic), TOEFL and Pearson's PTE Academic tests. For the September 2020 intake, to prevent applicants from being disadvantaged by this global health emergency, we will accept the following online tests:

  • IELTS Indicator
  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition
  • Language Cert Online
  • Pearson's VEPT

Overseas Language Qualifications

Students holding one the following qualifications at the illustrated grade or higher will be able to combine the qualification with a University interview to meet English language conditions. The academic qualification demonstrates reading and writing ability and the interview will assess listening and speaking competency. The option of meeting English language conditions in this way will be offered to eligible students holding one of the following qualifications during the admissions process:

Country

Name of exam

Accepted grades/marks

India

CBSE XII

65% +

India

CBSE XII - Functional English

65% +

India

CBSE XII English core

65% +

For courses below degree level, such as pre-sessional English, foundation programmes and HNDs, students must sit a Secure English Language

  • UKVI approved IELTS
  • PTE Academic UKVI
  • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT
  • Trinity Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE) - B1 tests
  • Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) - B1, B2 and C1 tests

To obtain a visa you will also need to meet the Home Office requirements

If your level of English is lower than the level required by the university, but not lower than IELTS 4.0, you can take one of our pre-sessional English courses

If your level of English is lower than IELTS 4.0, you will need to take English classes in your own country to improve your IELTS score.