Entry Requirements

Please note that due to the current worldwide public health emergency (COVID-19), there may be alterations to the course to ensure the safety of staff and students. All applicants will be informed of any significant change to their course in good time. You can find the most up-to-date information here, or you are welcome to contact us directly.

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:

Please note that for out 10-week October Pre-Sessional English course, 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 our 10-week October Pre-Sessional English course.

    IELTS

    The IELTS score I need

    10-week

    October 2020

    ↓Score needed for 10 week PSE course

    Direct entry 7.5

    no band below 7.0

    Overall score 7.0

    no band below 6.5

    Direct entry 7.0

    no band below 7.0

    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 6.0

    Direct entry 6.5

    no band below 6.5

    Overall score 6.0

    no band below 6.0

    Direct entry 6.5

    no band below 6.0

     Overall score 6.0

    no band below 5.5

    Direct entry 6.5

    W 6.5, S,R&L 6.0

    Overall score 6.0

    W 6.0, no other band below 5.5

    Direct entry 6.5

    W&S 6.5, R&L 6.0

    Overall score 6.0

    W&S 6.0, R&L 5.5

    Direct entry 6.5

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 6.0

    no band below 5.0

    Direct entry 6.0

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 5.5

    no band below 5.0

     

    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

    Please see below TOEFL iBT Entry requirements for 2020-21.

    The TOEFL iBT score I need

    10-week

    October 2020

    ↓Score needed for 10 week PSE course

    Direct entry
    Overall 108

    L 24
    S 24
    R 24
    W 24

    Overall 100

    L 21
    S 23
    R 22
    W 22

    Direct entry
    Overall 100

    L 24
    S 26
    R 24
    W 24

    Overall 88

    L 21
    S 23
    R 22
    W 22

    Direct entry
    Overall 100

    L 21
    S 23
    R 21
    W 21

    Overall 88

    L 19
    S 21
    R 20
    W 19

    Direct entry
    Overall 88

    L 22
    S 25
    R 24
    W 24

    Overall 78

    L 18
    S 21
    R 19
    W 19

    Direct entry
    Overall 88

    L 19
    S 20
    R 19
    W 19

    Overall 78

    L 17
    S 20
    R 18
    W 17

    Direct entry
    Overall 88

    L 19
    S 20
    R 19
    W 21

    Overall 78

    L 17
    S 20
    R 18
    W 19

    Direct entry
    Overall 88

    L 19
    S 21
    R 19
    W 21

    Overall 78

    L 17
    S 21
    R 18
    W 19

    Direct entry
    Overall 88

    L 17
    S 19
    R 17
    W 17

    Overall 78

    L 15
    S 17
    R 14
    W 15

    Direct entry
    Overall 78

    L 19
    S 21
    R 19
    W 19

    Overall 72

    L 15
    S 17
    R 14
    W 15

    Pearson English Language Test

    Please see below PTE Entry requirements for 2020-21.

    The PTE score I need

    10-week

    October 2020

    ↓Score needed for 10 week PSE course

    Direct entry 74

    with minimum score 69 in each component

    Overall score 69

    with minimum score 61 in each component

    Direct entry 69

    with minimum score 69 in each component

    Overall score 61

    with minimum score 61 in each component

    Direct entry 69

    with minimum score 61 in each component

    Overall score 61

    with minimum score 54 in each component

    Direct entry 61

    with minimum score 61 in each component

    Overall score 54

    with minimum score 54 in each component

    Direct entry 61

    with minimum score 54 in each component

    Overall score 54

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Direct entry 61

    W 61, S,R&L 54

    Overall score 54

    W 54, S,R&L 51

    Direct entry 61

    W&S 61, R&L 54

    Overall score 54

    W&S 54, R&L 51

    Direct entry 61

    with minimum score 46 in each component

    Overall score 54

    with minimum score 46 in each component

    Direct entry 54

    with minimum score 51 in each component

    Overall score 54

    with minimum score 46 in each component

     

    Duolingo

    Please see below Duolingo Entry requirements for 2020-21.

    The Duolingo score I need

    10-week

    October 2020

    ↓Score needed for 10 week PSE course

    140

    130

    135

    125

    130

    120 

    125

    115

    115

    105

    115

    105

    120

    110

    110

    100

    100

    90
    Password

    Please see below Password Entry requirements for 2020-21.

    The Password score I need

    10-week

    October 2020

    ↓Score needed for 10 week PSE course

    Direct entry 7.5

    no band below 7.0

    Overall score 7.0

    no band below 6.5

    Direct entry 7.0

    no band below 7.0

     Overall score 6.5

    no score below 6.5

    Direct entry 7.0

    no band below 6.5

    Overall score 6.5

    no band below 6.0

    Direct entry 6.5

    no band below 6.5

    Overall score 6.0

    no band below 6.0

    Direct entry 6.5

    no band below 6.0

    Overall score 6.0

    no band below 5.5

    Direct entry 6.5

    W 6.5, S,R&L 6.0

    Overall score 6.0

    W 6.0, S,R&L 5.5

    Direct entry 6.5

    W&S 6.5, R&L 6.0

    Overall score 6.0

    W&S 6.0, R&L 5.5

    Direct entry 6.5

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 6.0

    no band below 5.0

    Direct entry 6.0

    no band below 5.5

    Overall score 5.5

    no band below 5.0