English Language Requirements for Admission

Applicants whose first language is not English are required to provide satisfactory evidence of English language proficiency, generally in the form of an IELTS (academic) or TOEFL examination score. Scores can vary according to the qualification sought.

1.   Admission to CertAttainFoundSt
  The following minimum scores are considered to be evidence of such competence:
    an IELTS score of 5.5 (with at least 5.0 in the Written band), or
    a paper-based TOEFL score of 525; (or a computer-based TOEFL score of 197 or above), or
    a B grade or better at Level 6 in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English, or
    a PTE Academic overall score of 49 and no less than 38 for Writing.
  All other evidence is considered on a case by case basis.
2.   Admission to BA, BCGD, BCMS, BEP, BMCT, BMPD, BMus, BSc (in the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences), BSocSc and BSHHP
  The following minimum scores are considered to be evidence of such competence:
    an IELTS Overall score of 6.0 (with at least 6.0 in the Writing band), or
    an iBT (Internet Based TOEFL) score of 79-80 with a Writing score of 20, or
    a B grade or better at Level 7 in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English, or
    an overall score of C (with at least a C in the Writing band) in the Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes, or
    a PTE Academic overall score of 57 and no less than 57 for Writing.
  All other evidence is considered on a case by case basis.
3.   Admission to BBA(Fin), BCS, BECom, BMS, BTour, BE(Hons), BSc (in the Faculty of Science and Engineering) and BSc(Tech)
  The following minimum scores are considered to be evidence of such competence:
    an IELTS Overall score of 6.0 (with no less than 6.0 in any band), or
    an iBT (Internet Based TOEFL) score of 79-80 with a Writing score of 20, or
    a B grade or better at Level 7 in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English, or
    an overall score of C (with at least a C in the Writing band) in the Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes, or
    a PTE Academic overall score of 57 with no less than 57 for each communicative skill.
  All other evidence is considered on a case by case basis.
4.   Admission to LLB
  The following minimum scores are considered to be evidence of such competence:
    an IELTS Overall score of 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in the Writing band), or
    an iBT (Internet Based TOEFL) score of 100 with a Writing score of 22, or
    a B grade or better at Level 8 in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English, or
    an overall score of C (with at least a C in the Writing band) in the Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes, or
    a PTE Academic overall score of 64 and no less than 57 for Writing.
  All other evidence is considered on a case by case basis.
5.   Admission to BSW
  The following minimum scores are considered to be evidence of such competence:
    an IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no less than 6.5 in any band) or
    a B grade or better at Level 8 in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English, or
    an overall score of C (with at least a C in the Writing band) in the Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes, or
    a PTE Academic overall score of 64 with no less than 64 for each communicative skill.
  All other evidence is considered on a case by case basis.
6.   Admission to graduate/postgraduate programmes
  The requirements are higher for admission to graduate qualifications (including higher degrees such as the MPhil, PhD and EdD). It is generally recommended that students have:
    an IELTS Overall score of at least 6.5 overall (including at least 6.0 or better in the Writing band), or
    an iBT (Internet Based TOEFL) score of 90 with a Writing score of 22, or
    a B grade or better at Level 8 in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English, or
    an overall score of C (with at least a C in the Writing band) in the Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes, or
    a PTE Academic overall score of 65 with no less than 58 for each communicative skill.
  However, some qualifications, such as the LLD, SJD, MBA, PGDip(SLT), MA(Applied) in Applied Linguistics require a higher score. The English language proficiency requirements for admission to particular qualifications are at the discretion of the Dean concerned.
7.   Admission to graduate Law Qualifications
  The following minimum scores are considered to be evidence of such competence:
    an IELTS Overall score of 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in the Writing band), or
    an iBT (Internet Based TOEFL) score of 100 with a Writing score of 22, or
    a B grade or better at Level 8 in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English, or
    an overall score of C (with at least a C in the Writing band) in the Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes, or
    a PTE Academic overall score of 65 and no less than 58 for Writing.
  All other evidence is considered on a case by case basis.
8.   Admission to BTchg, BEd and GradDipT
  The following minimum scores are considered to be evidence of such competence:
    an academic IELTS Overall score of 7.0 (with no less than 7.0 in any component)
  All other evidence is considered on a case by case basis.
9.   Admission to MTchgLn
  The following minimum scores are considered to be evidence of such competence:
    an academic IELTS Overall score of 7.5 (with no less than 7.0 in any component)
  All other evidence is considered on a case by case basis.

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