Entry Requirements

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 profile, and your current IELTS (or equivalent) 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.

We are currently planning our fully online offer for 2022/23. Our fully online options will be available from summer 2023 and if you opt for one of these courses you will study online until September 2023.

Full details of entry requirements for our online courses will be available in early 2023.

    IELTS

    Profile/ Direct Entry

     

    40-week

    Stage 1

    30-week

    Stage 2

    20-week

    Stage 3

    12-week

    Summer

    10-week

    Summer

    6-week

    Summer

    My most recent IELTS score

    F. Direct entry 7.5

    no band below 7.0

    Overall score 5.5

    no band below 5.0

    Overall score 6.0

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 6.5

    no band below 6.0

    Overall score 6.5

    no band below 6.5

    Overall score 7.0

    no band below 6.5

    Overall score 7.0

    no band below 7.0

    E. Direct entry 7.0

    no band below 6.5

    Overall score 5.0

    no more than one band at 4.5 minimum

    Overall score 5.5

    no band below 5.0

    Overall score 6.0

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 6.5

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 6.5

    no band below 6.0

    Overall score 6.5

    no band below 6.5

    D. Direct entry 6.5 W 6.5, S,L&R 6.0

    Overall score 4.5

    no band below 4.5

    Overall score 5.0

    no band below 5.0

    Overall score 5.5

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 6.0

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 6.0 W 6.0 no other band below 5.5

    Overall score 6.0

    no band below 6.0

    C. Direct entry 6.5

    no band below 6.0

    Overall score 4.5

    no more than one band at 4.0 minimum

    Overall score 5.0

    no more than one band at 4.5 minimum

    Overall score 5.5

    no more than one band at 5.0 minimum

    Overall score 6.0

    no more than one band at 5.0 minimum

    Overall score 6.0

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 6.0

    no band below 6.0

    B. Direct entry 6.5

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 4.5

    no more than one band at 4.0 minimum

    Overall score 5.0

    no band below 4.5

    Overall score 5.5,

    no band below 4.5

    Overall score 5.5

    no more than one band at 5.0 minimum

    Overall score 5.5

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 6.0 no band below 5.5

    A. Direct entry 6.0

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 4.0

    no band below 4.0

    Overall score 4.5

    no band below 4.5

    Overall score 5.0

    no band below 4.5

    Overall score 5.0

    no band below 5.0

    Overall score 5.5

    no band below 5.0


    Overall score 5.5

    no band below 5.5

     

    Pearson Academic (UKVI) Test

    Profile / Direct Entry

    40-week

    Stage 1

    30-week

    Stage 2

    20-week

    Stage 3

    12-week

    Summer

    10-week

    Summer

    6-week

    Summer

    My most recent PTE Academic (UKVI) score

    F. Overall 76 No component less than 69 Overall 51 No compoment less than 46
    Overall 54 No component less than 51
    Overall 61 No component less than 56
    Overall 61 No component less than 61
    Overall 69 No component less than 61
    Overall 69 No component less than 69
    E. Overall 69 No component less than 61
    Overall 46 No compoment less than 43
    Overall 51 No component less than 46
    Overall 56 No component less than 51
    Overall 61 No component less than 51
    Overall 61 No component less than 56
    Overall 61 No component less than 61
    D. Overall 61 W minimum of 61, SLR minimum 59
    Overall 46 No component less than 43
    Overall 51 No component less than 46
    Overall 56 No component less than 51
    Overall 59 No component less than 51
    Overall 59 W minimum 56, No other component less than 51
    Overall 59 No component less than 59
    C. Overall 61 No component less than 59
    Overall 43 No component less than 43
    Overall 46 No component less than 46
    Overall 51 No component less than 51
    Overall 56 No component less than 51
    Overall 59 No component less than 51
    Overall 59 No component less than 56
    B. Overall 61 No component less than 59
    Overall 43 No component less than 43
    Overall 46 No component less than 43
    Overall 51 No component less than 46
    Overall 51 No more than one component at 46 minimum
    Overall 56 No component less than 51
    Overall 59 No more than one component at 51 minimum
    A. Overall 59 No component less than 59
    Overall 43 No component less than 43
    Overall 46 No component less than 43
    Overall 46 No component less than 46
    Overall 51 No component less than 46
    Overall 51 No component less than 51
    Overall 56 No more than one component at 51 minimum

     

    LanguageCert

    Please note: Where LanguageCert entry requirements allow for more than one length of course, it is up to you the student to decide what it most appropriate for your circumstances.

    Profile / Direct Entry

    40-week

    Stage 1

    30-week

    Stage 2

    20-week

    Stage 3

    12-week

    Summer

    10-week

    Summer

    6-week

    Summer

    My most recent LanguageCert score

    F. C1 Expert

    no skill below 39/50

    B2 Communicator no skill below 25/50
    B2 Communicator no skill below 25/50
    B2 Communicator No skill below 33/50
    B2 Communicator no skill below 39/50
    C1 Expert no skill below 25/50
    C1 Expert no skill below 33/50

    E. C1 Expert

    no skill below 33/50

    B1 Achiever no skill below 39/50
    B2 Communicator no skill below 25/50
    B2 Communicator no skill below 25/50
    B2 Communicator no skill below 33/50
    B2 Communicator no skill below 39/50
    C1 Expert NSB 25/50

    D, C, B. B2 Communicator

    no skill below 33/50

    B1 Achiever no skill below 39/50
    B1 Achiever no skill below 39/50
    B1 Achiever no skill below 39/50
    B2 Communicator no skill below 25/50
    B2 Communicator no skill below 33/50
    B2 Communicator no skill below 33/50

    A. B2 Communicator

    no skill below 33/50

    B1 Achiever no skill below 33/50 *
    B1 Achiever no skill below 39/50
    B1 Achiever no skill below 39/50
    B2 Communicator no skill below 25/50
    B2 Communicator no skill below 25/50
    B2 Communicator no skill below 25/50

     

    Duolingo

    Please note: Duolingo is only accepted for fully online Pre-sessional English courses. If you are applying to study on campus, please use another accepted SELT.

    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 Duolingo score↓

    130

    no score below 130

    120

    no score below 120

    120

    no score below 110

    110

    no score below 110

    110

    no score below 100

    100

    no score below 90

    90

    no score below 80

    120

    no score below 120

    110

    no score below 110

    110

    no score below 100

    110

    no score below 90

    100

    no score below 90

    90

    no score below 80

    80

    no score below 70

    110

    no score below 110

    100

    no score below 100

    100

    no score below 90

    90

    no score below 90

    90

    no score below 80

    80

    no score below 70

    70

    no score below 70

    100

    no score below 100

    90

    no score below 90

    90

    no score below 80

    80

    no score below 80

    80

    no score below 70

    70

    no score below 70

    70

    no score below 60