All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University can be found on our International webpages. Please see www.liv.ac.uk/international for English Language requirements specific to your country.
If you meet the academic requirements of the course but do not have the required level of English Language, it is possible for you to come and study at the University on one of our Pre-sessional EAP programmes. Please see the English Language Centre website for further information about these programmes; www.liv.ac.uk/english-language-centre/pre-sessional-eap.
If you require additional English Language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Centre, details of which are available at www.liverpool.ac.uk/english-language-centre.
For entry to our master's programmes a good 2:1 class Bachelors degree in English studies or a similar subject is required.
Applicants will have a first degree, usually in English, Linguistics or Education (but we will consider candidates who have studied other subjects).
Teachers with teaching experience (more than one year full-time) are not normally eligible for this MA: instead they should apply for the MA in Applied Linguistics.
Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.
English language qualifications
All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University include GCSE English; GCE O level English; AS Level English; A Level English Language; IELTS; TOEFL; Cambridge Proficiency etc. Please see www.liv.ac.uk/international/countries/ for a full list.
If you meet our other academic requirements but do not achieve the required level of English, it is possible to come and study at Liverpool on the University’s summer academic English programmes. The University's English Language Centre provides tuition and arranges IELTS tests. For more information about this, and the specific entry requirements for this programmes/department, please visit www.liv.ac.uk/english-language-centre/pre-sessional-english-courses/.
We have simplified our IELTS requirements to an A-F band equivalent. View our IELTS academic requirements key here for equivalents.
|TOEFL iBT||88 minimum scores in components as follows: Listening and Writing 19, Reading 19, Speaking 20|
|International Baccalaureate||Higher Level (Grade 5)|
|Hong Kong use of English AS level||B|
|INDIA Standard XII||70% or above from Central and Metro State Boards|
Please be advised that TOEFL is no longer classified by UK Visas and Immigration as a Secure English Language Test (SELT). However, at the current time the university is continuing to accept TOEFL, at the required level, for entry on to Undergraduate and Postgraduate academic programmes.