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 (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.

If you are applying to study on one of our fully online Pre-sessional English courses, meaning that you will study online until September 2022, you can take:

IELTS Indicator, IELTS Online, PTE Academic Online, Language Cert Online, Duolingo. 

We can accept both the SELT (Secure English Language Test) and non-SELT versions of these tests. We can also accept SELT or non-SELT versions of these tests taken in a test centre. 

If you are applying to study on campus, and therefore require a visa, you will need to take the SELT version of IELTS, PTE Academic or Language Cert. Online versions are not accepted for on-campus study.

    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 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 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

    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 band below 6.0

    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 more than one band at 4.0 minimum

    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 Academic (UKVI) Test

    PTE Academic (UKVI) 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 Academic (UKVI) 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 56 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 61 in each component

    Overall score 61

    with minimum score 61 in each component

    Overall score 61

    with minimum score 56 in each component

    Overall score 61

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall score 56

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall score 51

    with minimum score 46 in each component

    Overall score 46

    with minimum score 43 in each component

    Direct entry 69

    with minimum score 59 in each component

    Overall score 61

    with minimum score 56 in each component

    Overall score 61

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall score 56

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall score 56

    with minimum score 46 in each component

    Overall score 51

    with minimum score 46 in each component

    Overall score 46

    with minimum score 43 in each component

    Direct entry 61

    W&S 61, R&L 59

    Overall score 59

    with minimum score 56 in each component

    Overall score 56

    W&S 56, R&L 51 minimum

    Overall score 56

    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 43

    with minimum score 43 in each component

    Direct entry 61

    W 61, S,R&L 59

    Overall score 59

    with minimum score 56 in each component

    Overall score 56

    W 56, S,R&L 51 minimum

    Overall score 56

    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 43

    with minimum score 43 in each component

    Direct entry 61

    with minimum score 59 in each component

    Overall score 59

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall score 56

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall score 51

    with minimum score 46 in each component

    Overall score 51

    with minimum score 46 in each component

    Overall score 46

    with minimum score 43 in each component

    Overall score 43

    with minimum score 43 in each component

    Direct entry 59

    with minimum score 59 in each component

    Overall score 56

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall 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 score 46

    with minimum score 43 in each component

     

    Overall score 43

    with minimum score 43 in each component

     

     

    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.

     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 LanguageCert score↓

    C1 Expert pass

    Pass or 39/50 in each component

    C1 Expert Pass

    Pass or 33/50 in each component

    C1 Expert Pass

    Pass or 25/50 in each

    B2 Communicator Pass

    Pass or 39/50 in each

    B2 Communicator Pass

    Pass or 33/50 in each

    B2 Communicator Pass

    Pass or 25/50 in each

    B2 Communicator Pass

    Pass or 25/50 in each

    C1 Expert pass

    Pass or 33/50 in each component

    C1 Expert Pass

    Pass or 25/50 in each

    B2 Communicator Pass

    Pass or 39/50 in each

    B2 Communicator Pass

    Pass or 33/50 in each

    B2 Communicator Pass

    Pass or 25/50 in each

    B2 Communicator Pass

    Pass or 25/50 in each

    B1 Achiever Pass

    Pass or 39/50 in each 

    B2 Communicator Pass

    Pass or 39/50 in each

    B2 Communicator Pass

    Pass or 33/50 in each

    B2 Communicator Pass

    Pass or 33/50 in each

    B2 Communicator Pass

    Pass or 25/50 in each

    B1 Achiever Pass

    Pass or 39/50 in each

    B1 Achiever Pass

    Pass or 39/50 in each 

    B1 Achiever Pass

    Pass or 39/50 in each 

    FOR POSTGRADUATE ENTRY

    B2 Communicator Pass

    Pass or 33/50 in each

    B2 Communicator Pass

    Pass or 33/50 in each 

    Please note: with this score you are also eligible for direct entry

    B2 Communicator Pass

    Pass or 33/50 in each 

    Please note: with this score you are also eligible for direct entry

    B2 Communicator Pass

    Pass or 25/50 in each 

    B1 Achiever Pass

    Pass or 39/50 in each 

    B1 Achiever Pass

    Pass or 39/50 in each

    B1 Achiever Pass

    Pass or 39/50 in each 

    FOR UNDERGRADUATE ENTRY

    B2 Communicator Pass

    Pass or 33/50 in each

    B2 Communicator Pass

    Pass or 25/50 in each 

    B2 Communicator Pass

    Pass or 25/50 in each 

    B2 Communicator Pass

    Pass or 25/50 in each 

    B1 Achiever Pass

    Pass or 39/50 in each

    B1 Achiever Pass

    Pass or 39/50 in each 

    B1 Achiever Pass

    Pass or 33/50 in each 

    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