Entry Requirements

If you are interested in joining the Pre-Sessional English course in October 2020 and enter your academic programme in January 2021, please refer to our dedicated page here.

Our Pre-Sessional English courses commence at specific stages throughout the year.  The course you apply for will depend on your current English Language level and the English Language requirement for the academic programme that you wish to study. Once you know your direct entry requirement, and your current IELTS level and individual components you can calculate for how long you are recommended to study.

You can check the English language requirements for your academic course here.

    IELTS

    IELTS score needed for my course

    6-week

    Summer

    10-week

    Summer

    12-week

    Summer

    20-week

    Stage 3

    30-week

    Stage 2

    40-week

    Stage 1

    My most recent IELTS score↓

    Direct entry 7.5

    no band below 7.0

    Overall score 7.0

    no band below 7.0

    Overall score 7.0

    no band below 6.5

    Overall score 6.5

    no band below 6.5

    Overall score 6.5

    no band below 6.0

    Overall score 6.0

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 5.5

    no band below 5.0

    Direct entry 7.0

    no band below 7.0

    Overall score 7.0

    no band below 6.5

    Overall score 6.5

    no band below 6.5

    Overall score 6.5

    no band below 6.0

    Overall score 6.0

    no band below 6.0

    Overall score 5.5

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 5.0

    no band below 5.0

    Direct entry 7.0

    no band below 6.5

    Overall score 6.5

    no band below 6.5

    Overall score 6.5

    no band below 6.0

    Overall score 6.5

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 6.0

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 5.5

    no band below 5.0

    Overall score 5.0

    no more than one band at 4.5 minimum

    Direct entry 7.0

    no band below 6.0

    Overall score 6.5

    no band below 6.0

    Overall score 6.5

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 6.0

    no band below 6.0

    Overall score 5.5

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 5.0

    no band below 5.0

    Overall score 5.0

    no band below 4.5

    Direct entry 7.0

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 6.5

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 6.5

    no band below 5.0

    Overall score 6.0

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 6.0

    no band below 5.0

    Overall score 5.5

    no band below 5.0

    Overall score 5.0

    no band below 4.0

    Direct entry 6.5

    no band below 6.5

    Overall score 6.5

    no band below 6.0

    Overall score 6.0

    no band below 6.0

    Overall score 6.0

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 5.5

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 5.0

    no band below 5.0

    Overall score 4.5

    no band below 4.5

    Direct entry 6.5

    W&S 6.5, L&R 6.0

    Overall score 6.0

    no band below 6.0

    Overall score 6.0

    W&S 6.0, no other band below 5.5

    Overall score 6.0

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 5.5

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 5.0

    no band below 5.0

    Overall score 4.5

    no band below 4.5

    Direct entry 6.5

    W 6.5, S,R&L 6.0

    Overall score 6.0

    no band below 6.0

    Overall score 6.0

    W 6.0, no other band below 5.5

    Overall score 6.0, no band below 5.5

    Overall score 5.5

    no more than one band at 5.0 minimum

    Overall score 5.0

    no more than one band at 4.5 minimum

    Overall score 4.5

    no more than one band at 4.0 minimum

    Direct entry 6.5

    no band below 6.0

    Overall score 6.0

    no more than one band at 5.5 minimum

    Overall score 6.0

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 5.5

    no more than one band at 5.0 minimum

    Overall score 5.5

    no band below 5.0

    Overall score 5.0

    no band below 4.5

    Overall score 4.5

    no more than one band at 4.0 minimum

    Direct entry 6.5

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 6.0

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 5.5

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 5.5

    no more than one band at 5.0 minimum

    Overall score 5.5

    no band below 4.5

    Overall score 5.0

    no band below 4.5

    Overall score 4.5

    no band below 4.0

    Direct entry 6.0

    no band below 6.0

    Overall score 6.0

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 5.5

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 5.5

    no more than one band at 5.0 minimum

    Overall score 5.5

    no band below 4.5

    Overall score 5.0

    no band below 4.5

    Overall score 4.5

    no band below 4.0

    Direct entry 6.0

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 5.5

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 5.5

    no band below 5.0

    Overall score 5.0

    No band below 5.0

    Overall score 5.0

    No band below 4.5

    Overall score 4.5

    no band below 4.5

    Overall score 4.0

    no band below 4.0

     

    Pearson English Language Test

    PTE score needed for my course

    6-week

    Summer

    10-week

    Summer

    12-week

    Summer

    20-week

    Stage 3

    30-week

    Stage 2

    40-week

    Stage 1

    My most recent PTE score↓

    Direct entry 76

    with minimum score 69 in each component

    Overall score 69

    with minimum score 69 in each component

    Overall score 69

    with minimum score 61 in each component

    Overall score 61

    with minimum score 61 in each component

    Overall score 61

    with minimum score 54 in each component

    Overall score 54

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall score 51

    with minimum score 46 in each component

    Direct entry 69

    with minimum score 69 in each component

    Overall score 69

    with minimum score 61 in each component

    Overall score 61

    with minimum score 61 in each component

    Overall score 61

    with minimum score 54 in each component

    Overall score 54

    with minimum score 54 in each component

    Overall score 51

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall score 46

    with minimum score 46 in each component

    Direct entry 69

    with minimum score 61 in each component

    Overall score 61

    with minimum score 61 in each component

    Overall score 61

    with minimum score 54 in each component

    Overall score 61

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall score 54

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall score 51

    with minimum score 46 in each component

    Overall score 46

    with minimum score 39 in each component

    Direct entry 69

    with minimum score 54 in each component

    Overall score 61

    with minimum score 54 in each component

    Overall score 61

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall score 54

    with minimum score 54 in each component

    Overall score 51

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall score 46

    with minimum score 46 in each component

    Overall score 46

    with minimum score 39 in each component

    Direct entry 69

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall score 61

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall score 61

    with minimum score 46 in each component

    Overall score 54

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall score 54

    with minimum score 46 in each component

    Overall score 51

    with minimum score 46 in each component

    Overall score 46

    with minimum score 34 in each component

    Direct entry 61

    with minimum score 61 in each component

    Overall score 61

    with minimum score 54 in each component

    Overall score 54

    with minimum score 54 in each component

    Overall score 54

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall score 51

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall score 46

    with minimum score 46 in each component

    Overall score 39

    with minimum score 39 in each component

    Direct entry 61

    with minimum score 54 in each component

    Overall score 54

    no more than one component with a minimum score 51

    Overall score 54

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall score 51

    with minimum score 51 in each compontent

    Overall score 51

    with minimum score 46 in each component

    Overall score 46

    with minimum score 39 in each component

    Overall score 39

    with minimum score 36 in each component

    Direct entry 61

    W 61, S,R&L 54

    Overall score 54

    with minimum score 54 in each component

    Overall score 54

    W 54, S,R&L 51

    Overall score 54

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall score 51

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall score 46

    with minimum score 46 in each component

    Overall score 39

    with minimum score 39 in each component

    Direct entry 61

    W&S 61, R&L 54

    Overall score 54

    with minimum score 54 in each component

    Overall score 54

    W&S 54, R&L 51

    Overall score 54

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall score 51

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall score 46

    with minimum score 46 in each component

    Overall score 39

    with minimum score 39 in each component

    Direct entry 61

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall score 54

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall score 51

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall score 51

    with minimum score 46 in each component

    Overall score 46

    with minimum score 39 in each component

    Overall score 39

    with minimum score 36 in each component

    Overall score 36

    with minimum score 30 in each component

    Direct entry 54

    with minimum score 54 in each component

    Overall score 54

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall score 51

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall score 51

    with minimum score 46 in each component

    Overall score 46

    with minimum score 39 in each component

    Overall score 39

    with minimum score 36 in each component

    Overall score 36

    with minimum score 30 in each component

    Direct entry 54

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall score 51

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall 51

    with minimum score 46 in each component

    Overall 46

    with minimum score 46 in each component

    Overall 46

    with minimum score 36 in each component

    Overall 39

    with minimum score 39 in each component

    Overall 34

    with minimum score 34 in each component