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 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 you must have a valid Secure English Language Test (SELT) certificate to be considered for entry on to a Pre-sessional English Course.  The only exception is if you are applying for a Combined CAS for the 10-week or 6-week Course - see the guidance here.  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

20-week

Stage 3

30-week

Stage 2

40-week

Stage 1

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

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 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 band below 4.5

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 

Overall score 5.5

no band below 5.5

Overall score 5.0

no band below 4.5

Overall score 4.5

no band below 4.0

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

Overall score 5.5

no band below 5.0

Overall score 5.0

no band below 4.5

Overall score 4.5

no band below 4.0

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

Overall score 5.5

W 5.5, S,R&L 5.0

Overall score 5.0

no band below 4.5

Overall score 4.5

no band below 4.0

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

Overall score 5.5

W&S 5.5, R&L 5.0

Overall score 5.0

no band below 4.5

Overall score 4.5

no band below 4.0

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

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 4.0

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