English language requirements
You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.
These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.
Read more on the IELTS website.
We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.
Read more about alternative language tests.
If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.
If you are already studying in the UK
If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:
- the UK
- a country where English is the official first language
You may be exempt from our English language requirements.
If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.
An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.
An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.
Find out more about combined offers.