Academic Skills Centre

Entry requirements

You will need to meet the entry requirements for your Pre-sessional course. Scores given are minimum scores required to join a Pre-sessional course, not your actual degree programme.

Pre-sessional (Preparation) Pre-sessional (General) Pre-sessional (Management)
October (IELTS 3.5) October (IELTS 5.0) October (IELTS 5.0)
January (IELTS 4.0) January (IELTS 5.0) January (IELTS 5.5)
April (IELTS 4.0) April (IELTS 5.0) April (IELTS 6.0)
  July (IELTS 5.5) July (IELTS 6.0, with 6.0 in Writing)
  August (IELTS 6.0) August (IELTS 6.5)

You must provide confirmation of all test results by uploading them to your online application form. Only English language tests taken in the past two years before the date you are due to start your studies are valid for entry purposes.

If you are from a country where you need a visa to study in the UK, you can study in the Academic Skills Centre on either a Tier 4 General Student Visa or a Student Visitor Visa. You can find more information on what test levels are required for visa purposes on our visa information pages.

For individual scores and overall scores needed to enter our Pre-sessional programmes, please download the entry requirement information.

These are the equivalents we use for the IELTS and PTE Academic (Peason) English language proficiency tests:

IELTS PTE Academic (Pearson)
4.5 39
5.0 44
5.5 51
6.0 59
6.5 62
7.0 69
7.5 75