Our English language requirements
If you apply to study at the University, you need to meet the minimum English language requirements for your course. To make it easier for you to check the qualification level you need, we group our courses in categories A, B, C and D.
Use this page to check which qualifications from countries outside the UK you need to apply for Category A courses. If you studied for a UK-based qualification, see the 2021 Category A English language requirements for UK qualifications.
Required levels for Category A courses
|Austria||Reifeprüfungszeugnis written and oral||2 (gut)|
|Europe||European Baccalaureate||L1: 6.0, L2: 7.0, L3: 7.5|
|Finland||Lukion paastotodistus English A||Grade 9|
|France||Option Internationale Baccalaureate||12|
|Hong Kong||HKDSE Core English||5|
|India||Indian 12th Standard (CBSE, ISC & HSC)||80%|
|Ireland||Irish Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level||Grade B2|
|Luxembourg||Examen de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires||48 très bien|
|Malaysia||Malaysian O level 1119||4B (must be within 30 months)|
|Norway||Norwegian Vitnemal-vidergaende opplaering English Language||5|
|Singapore||O level||Grade B|
|Singapore||Singapore Integrated Programme Secondary 4 English Language or Language Arts||Grade B (General Paper is not accepted)|
|South Africa||South African NSC/ Matriculation Certificate||Grade 5|
|Switzerland||Swiss Matura||5 bien (out of a scale of 6) or 8 bien (out of a scale of 10)|
We also accept these English language qualifications for Category A courses:
|Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)||185 with no less than 176 in all elements|
|Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)||185 with no less than 176 in all elements|
|IELTS||7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components|
|Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)||69 with no less than 62 in any element|
|TOEFL IBT||100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components|
|Trinity ISE||7.0 overall with 6.5 in all four components – ISE III with Merit in all four components|
If you have a qualification in English that is not listed here or on the course page, email the Undergraduate Admissions team on email@example.com
For IELTS, TOEFL IBT and PTE Academic tests, you need to get your qualification within 24 months of starting your course or we will not be able to accept it. For all other English language tests, you need to get your qualification within 30 months of the start of your course.
If you need a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you will need to meet the UK Home Office requirements.
As a higher education institution (HEI), we can assess your knowledge of English directly. You will not need to take a separate English test if you meet our standard English language requirements for an undergraduate degree.
Pre-sessional English courses
If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.