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.

    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 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 5.5

    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

     

     

    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

    Please note: TOEFL and other non-SELT (Password, Duolingo) will only be accepted on applications for online study programmes. This is due to English language requirements for visa purposes.

    IELTS score needed for my course


    The TOEFL iBT score I need

    6-week

    Summer

    10-week

    Summer

    12-week

    Summer

    20-week

    Stage 3

    My current TOEFL iBT score↓

    Direct entry 7.5

    no band below 7.0

    Direct entry
    Overall 108

    L 24
    S 24
    R 24
    W 24

    Overall 100

    L 24
    S 24
    R 24
    W 24

    Overall 100

    L 21
    S 23
    R 21
    W 21

    Overall 88

    L 21
    S 23
    R 21
    W 21

    Overall 88

    L 19
    S 20
    R 19
    W 19

    Direct entry 7.0

    no band below 6.5

    Direct entry
    Overall 100

    L 21
    S 23
    R 21
    W 21

    Overall 88

    L 21
    S 23
    R 21
    W 21

    Overall 88

    L 21
    S 23
    R 21
    W 21

    Overall 82

    L 19
    S 20
    R 19
    W 19

    Overall 78

    L 17
    S 19
    R 17
    W 17

    Direct entry 7.0

    no band below 5.5

    Direct entry
    Overall 100

    L 17
    S 19
    R 17
    W 17

    Overall 88

    L 17
    S 19
    R 17
    W 17

    Overall 88

    L 16
    S 18
    R 16
    W 16

    Overall 82

    L 16
    S 18
    R 16
    W 16

    Overall 78

    L 15
    S 17
    R 15
    W 15

    Direct entry 6.5

    no band below 6.0

    Direct entry
    Overall 88

    L 19
    S 20
    R 19
    W 19

    Overall 78

    L 19
    S 20
    R 19
    W 19

    Overall 78

    L 18
    S 19
    R 18
    W 18

    Overall 72

    L 17
    S 19
    R 17
    W 17

    Overall 68

    L 16
    S 18
    R 16
    W 16

    Direct entry 6.5

    W&S 6.5 L&R 6.0

    Direct entry
    Overall 88

    L 19
    S 23
    R 19
    W 21

    Overall 78

    L 19
    S 23
    R 19
    W 21

    Overall 78

    L 17
    S 21
    R 17
    W 19

    Overall 72

    L 17
    S 21
    R 17
    W 19

    Overall 68

    L 16
    S 19
    R 16
    W 18

     

    Direct entry 6.5

    W 6.5 S,L,R 6.0

    Direct entry
    Overall 88

    L 19
    S 20
    R 19
    W 21

    Overall 78

    L 19
    S 20
    R 19
    W 21

    Overall 78

    L 17
    S 19
    R 17
    W 19

    Overall 72

    L 17
    S 19
    R 17
    W 19

    Overall 68

    L 16
    S 18
    R 16
    W 18

    Direct entry 6.5

    no band below 5.5

    Direct entry
    Overall 88

    L 17
    S 19
    R 17
    W 17

    Overall 78

    L 17
    S 19
    R 17
    W 17

    Overall 78

    L 16
    S 18
    R 16
    W 16

    Overall 72

    L 16
    S 18
    R 16
    W 16

    Overall 68

    L 15
    S 17
    R 15
    W 15

    Direct entry 6.0

    no band below 5.5

    Direct entry
    Overall 78

    L 17
    S 19
    R 17
    W 17

    Overall 78

    L 17
    S 19
    R 17
    W 17

    Overall 70

    L 16
    S 18
    R 16
    W 16

    Overall 68

    L 16
    S 18
    R 16
    W 16

    Overall 62

    L 15
    S 17
    R 15
    W 15

     

    LanguageCert

     Score needed for my course

    6-week

    Summer

    10-week

    Summer

    12-week

     

    Summer

    My most recent LanuageCert score↓

    C1 Expert high 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

    C1 Expert Pass

    Pass or 39/50 in each

    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

    C1 Expert Pass

    Pass or 33/50 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 High Pass

    Pass or 39/50 in each

    B2 Communicator High Pass

    Pass or 33/50 in each

    B2 Communicator Pass          

    Pass or 25/50 in each

    B1 Achiever High 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

    B1 Achiever

    Pass or 39/50 in each

    B1 Achiever

    Pass or 33/50 in three skills