English language requirements

You must have an approved English language qualification to be accepted onto your programme, even if English is your first language.

Our standard IELTS English language requirement is 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each individual element (reading, writing, listening and speaking). Some schools and departments may require higher levels of English language than this - your requirements will be stated in your offer letter.

Your English qualification should have been awarded within the previous two years but where the test is older, evidence of continuing use of English in the intervening period, whether in the workplace or elsewhere, may be required.

For details of English tests that we accept in addition to IELTS, please see our list of approved English qualifications.

If you do not meet our English requirements, we offer pre-sessional English language programmes as an alternative way to meet our requirements.