Entry Requirements

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice for University Applicants (Pre-sessional English)- Please see our advice and guidance.

If you are interested in joining the Pre-sessional English course during Academic year 2020/21 and to enter your academic programme in academic year 2021/22 you should refer to the section about our on-campus course.

Additional tests will be accepted for summer 2020. Details will be published soon.

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: www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/international/apply/english-language

Please note that for 2019/20 both Secure English Language Test (SELT) certificates and non-SELTs will be accepted for entry to the Pre-sessional English online provision. Your certificate must be valid up to the start date of your Pre-sessional English Course.

Please see below Entry requirements for 2019-20.

The IELTS score I need

6-week

Summer

10-week

Summer

12-week

Summer

My current 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

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

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 

Direct entry 6.5

no band below 6.0

Overall score 6.0

no more than one band at minimum 5.5

Overall score 6.0

no band below 5.5

Overall score 5.5

no more than one band at minimum 5.0

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 5.5

no band below 5.5

Direct entry 6.5

W&S 6.5, R&L 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

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 band below 5.0

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

  • Pearson English Language Test

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    Please see below PTE Entry requirements for 2019-20.

    The PTE score I need

    6-week

    Summer

    10-week

    Summer

    12-week

    Summer

    My current PTE score↓

    Direct entry 74

    no band below 69

    Overall score 69

    no band below 69

    Overall score 69

    no band below 61

    Overall score 61

    no band below 61

    Direct entry 69

    no band below 61

    Overall score 61

    no band below 61

    Overall score 61

    no band below 54

    Overall score 61

    no band below 46

    Direct entry 61

    no band below 61

    Overall score 61

    no band below 54

    Overall score 54

    no band below 54

    Overall score 54

    no band below 46

    Direct entry 61

    no band below 54

    Overall score 54

    no more than one band at minimum 46

    Overall score 54

    no band below 46

    Overall score 51

    no more than one band at minimum 46

    Direct entry 61

    W 61, S,R&L 54

    Overall score 54

    no band below 54

    Overall score 54

    W 55, no other band below 46

    Overall score 46

    no band below 46

    Direct entry 61

    W&S 61, R&L 54

    Overall score 54

    no band below 54

    Overall score 54

    no band below 46

    Overall score 46

    no band below 46

    Direct entry 61

    no band below 46

    Overall score 54

    no band below 46

    Overall score 46

    no band below 46

    Overall score 46

    no band below 39

    Direct entry 54

    no band below 46

    Overall score 46

    no band below 46

    Overall score 46

    no band below 39

    Overall score 39

    no band below 39

     

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

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    Please see below TOEFL iBT Entry requirements for 2019-20.

    The TOEFL iBT score I need

    6-week

    Summer

    10-week

    Summer

    12-week

    Summer

    My current TOEFL iBT score↓

    Direct entry
    Overall 105

    L 23
    S 26
    R 25
    W 25

    Overall 100

    L 23
    S 26
    R 25
    W 25

    Overall 100

    L 22
    S 25
    R 24
    W 24

    Overall 95

    L 22
    S 24
    R 23
    W 22

    Direct entry
    Overall 100

    L 22
    S 25
    R 24
    W 24

    Overall 95

    L 22
    S 24
    R 24
    W 23

    Overall 88

    L 21
    S 23
    R 22
    W 22

    Overall 88

    L 20
    S 22
    R 21
    W 21

    Direct entry
    Overall 88

    L 22
    S 25
    R 24
    W 24

    Overall 88

    L 21
    S 24
    R 23
    W 23

    Overall 78

    L 21
    S 23
    R 22
    W 22

    Overall 75

    L 20
    S 22
    R 21
    W 21

    Direct entry
    Overall 88

    L 21
    S 23
    R 22
    W 21

    Overall 83

    L 20
    S 22
    R 21
    W 20

    Overall 78

    L 20
    S 22
    R 21
    W 20

    Overall 72

    L 19
    S 21
    R 20
    W 19

    Direct entry
    Overall 88

    L 21
    S 23
    R 22
    W 24

    Overall 83

    L 20
    S 22
    R 21
    W 23

    Overall 78

    L 19
    S 21
    R 20
    W 23

    Overall 75

    L 19
    S 21
    R 20
    W 22

    Direct entry
    Overall 88

    L 21
    S 25
    R 22
    W 24

    Overall 83

    L 20
    S 24
    R 21
    W 23

    Overall 78

    L 19
    S 23
    R 20
    W 22

    Overall 68

    L 18
    S 23
    R 19
    W 22

    Direct entry
    Overall 88

    L 20
    S 22
    R 20
    W 20

    Overall 78

    L 19
    S 21
    R 19
    W 19

    Overall 68

    L 19
    S 21
    R 19
    W 19

    Overall 62

    L 18
    S 20
    R 18
    W 18

    Direct entry
    Overall 78

    L 19
    S 21
    R 19
    W 19

    Overall 68

    L 18
    S 20
    R 18
    W 18

    Overall 62

    L 17
    S 19
    R 17
    W 17

    Overall 54

    L 16
    S 18
    R 16
    W 16

  • Duolingo

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    Please see below Duolingo Entry requirements for 2019-20.

    The IELTS score I need

    6-week

    Summer

    10-week

    Summer

    12-week

    Summer

    My current Duolingo score↓

    Direct entry 7.5

    no band below 7.0

    135

    130

    125

    Direct entry 7.0

    no band below 7.0

    130

    125

    120

    Direct entry 7.0

    no band below 6.5

    125 120  115 

    Direct entry 6.5

    no band below 6.5

    115

    110 105

    Direct entry 6.5

    W&S 6.5, R&L 6.0

    115

    110 105

    Direct entry 6.5

    W 6.5, S,R&L 6.0

    110

    105 100

    Direct entry 6.5

    no band below 6.0

    110

    105 100

    Direct entry 6.5

    no band below 5.5

    105

    100 95

    Direct entry 6.0

    no band below 6.0

    100

    95 90

    Direct entry 6.0

    no band below 5.5

     95 90  85

    Direct entry 5.5

    no band below 5.5

     90 85  80

    Direct entry 5.5

    no band below 5.0

     
     85 80  75

    Direct entry 5.0

    no band below 5.0

     
     80 75  70
  • Password

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    Please see below Password Entry requirements for 2019-20.

    The Password score I need

    6-week

    Summer

    10-week

    Summer

    12-week

    Summer

    My current Password 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

    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

    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 

    Direct entry 6.5

    no band below 6.0

    Overall score 6.0

    no more than one band at minimum 5.5

    Overall score 6.0

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 5.5

    no more than one band at minimum 5.0

    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 5.5

    no band below 5.5

    Direct entry 6.5

    W&S 6.5, R&L 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

    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 band below 5.0

    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