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Entry requirements for 2020 Pre-sessional courses

Find out the minimum entry requirements and accepted English language tests for the 2020 Pre-sessional courses.

Accepted tests

We are now accepting additional English language tests for entry to the 2020 pre-sessional English (PSE) programme.

The table below shows the equivalents to IELTS in these tests:

  • IELTS
  • Pearsons PTE Academic
  • Cambridge Exams (Please note these scores are for PSE entry only and relate to the Cambridge English scale across the full Cambridge suite of exams)
  • TOEFL iBT/TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition
  • LanguageCert
  • Password Testing
  • Duolingo
  • Indian XIIth Standard (all boards) and Bachelors taught in English
  • Trinity College London

If your qualification is not listed, please email english@bath.ac.uk and we will advise you.

Entry requirements

Test accepted
IELTS IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each band IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each band IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each band IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in each band IELTS 7.0 with no less than 7.0 in each band
Below are the approximate equivalents to IELTS in:
IELTS Indicator IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each band IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each band IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each band IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in each band IELTS 7.0 with no less than 7.0 in each band
Pearsons PTE Academic 55 with no less than 51 in any component 59 with no less than 51 in any component 62 with no less than 59 in any component 69 with no less than 62 in any component 69 with no less than 69 in any component
TOEFL iBT/TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition 72 overall with no less than 15 in any one component 72 overall with no less than 17 in listening and writing, 18 in reading and 20 in speaking 90 overall with no less than 21 in any element 100 overall with no less than 24 in any element 100 overall with no less than 27 in any element
LanguageCert B2 Communicator Pass B2 Communicator Pass B2 Communicator High Pass C1 Expert Pass C1 Expert Pass
Password Testing As IELTS As IELTS As IELTS As IELTS As IELTS
Duolingo 90 100 110 120 120
Indian XIIth Standard (all boards) + Bachelors taught in English 65% 70% 75% 75% 80%
Trinity College London ISE II with Pass in all four components ISE II with Distinction in all four components ISE III with Pass in all four components ISE III with Merit in all four components ISE III Distinction in writing and one other component and Merit in two components