IELTS academic requirements key

We have simplified our IELTS English language requirements by reducing the number of different IELTS requirements and changing to a clearer A-F band system. Programmes will now be assigned to a profile with IELTS comparison. Please view the below key for equivalents.

ProfileIELTS comparison
A Overall IELTS 6.0, no less than 5.5 in component scores
B Overall IELTS 6.5, no less than 5.5 in component scores
C Overall IELTS 6.5, no less than 6.0 in component scores
D Overall IELTS 6.5, no less than 6.5 in writing and speaking, and 6.0 in reading and listening
Overall IELTS 6.5, no less than 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in any other component scores
E Overall IELTS 7.0, no less than 5.5 in component scores
Overall IELTS 7.0, no less than 6.5 in component scores
F Overall IELTS 7.5, no less than 7.0 in component scores

There are some exceptions where programmes require an IELTS not listed above. In this case, please refer to individual programme guidance. If you’ve already applied and received an offer, the conditions will be outlined in your offer.

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