English language requirements

If English is your second language you must provide evidence of good written and spoken English skills.

undergraduates talking in class

Accepted qualifications

We accept a range of qualifications, however our requirements vary depending on the degree you are applying for.

We may also accept the English qualification you have taken as part of your studies at high school.

You can check this in our information by country section.

Tests & certificates

  • Your English language certificate must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your degree course.
  • The following tables show the English language qualifications we accept.
  • If you have taken or plan to take an English language test that does not appear on our list, please contact the relevant College Admissions Office to check if we will accept it.

Requirements by College

College of Humanities & Social Science

Business School
IELTS Academic module overall 7.0 with 6.0 in each component
TOEFL-iBT 100 or above with 20 in each section
IGCSE English (First language) Grade C
Cambridge CAE Grade A
Cambridge CPE Grade C
Pearson Test of English (Academic): Total 67 with at least 56 in each "Communicative Skills" section
Nursing
IELTS Academic module overall 7.0 with 7.0 in each component
TOEFL-iBT 100 or above with 25 in each section
IGCSE English (First language) Grade C
Cambridge CAE Grade A
Cambridge CPE Grade C
Pearson Test of English: Total 67 with at least 67 in each "Communicative Skills" section
All other programmes
IELTS Academic module overall 6.5 with 5.5 in each component
TOEFL-iBT 92 or above with 20 in each section
IGCSE English (First language) Grade C
Cambridge CAE Grade A
Cambridge CPE Grade C
Pearson Test of English (Academic): Total 61 with at least 51 in each "Communicative Skills" section

College of Science & Engineering

All programmes
IELTS Academic module overall 6.5 with 5.5 in each component
TOEFL iBT 92 or above with 20 in each section
IGCSE English (First language) Grade C
Cambridge CAE Grade A
Cambridge CPE Grade C
Pearson Test of English (Academic): Total 61 with at least 51 in each "Communicative Skills" section

College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Medical Sciences
IELTS Academic module overall 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each component
TOEFL-iBT 92 or above with minimum 23 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing
GCSE/IGCSE minimum grade C
Cambridge CAE Grade A
Cambridge CPE Grade C
All other programmes
IELTS Academic module overall 7.0 with 7.0 in each component
TOEFL-iBT 100 or above with 23 in each section
IGCSE English (First language) Grade B
Cambridge CAE Grade A
Cambridge CPE Grade B
Pearson Test of English (Academic): Total 67 with at least 67 in each "Communicative Skills" section

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