Loughborough University recognises a wide range of first degrees from the UK, Republic of Ireland and universities around the world.
For some programmes Loughborough University-approved academic requirements for corporate membership of a British chartered professional institution are also acceptable. Please check the programme in which you are interested for any specific entry qualifications and see our International Students' website for country-specific information.
All applicants must have an acceptable qualification in English language before they can be admitted to any postgraduate programme. The main English language qualifications acceptable for entry to the University are:
- GCSE/IGCSE English language (First Language) – Grade C or above;
- IELTS – band 6.5 or above with not less than 6.0 in each sub test;
- Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic – overall score of 62 with minimum 55 in each sub test.
These are the minimum – some departments may require higher levels. A full list of all acceptable English language qualifications is available on our International Students' website.
Students who have not achieved the minimum English language requirements may, at the discretion of individual schools and departments, be admitted onto an English Language pre-sessional course as an alternative way to satisfy the requirements.
The University believes that attending a pre-sessional course can be very beneficial for international students as it enables them to work much more effectively when their academic courses begin.
For more information about our English language and study skills programmes, please visit our English Language Support Service website.