Postgraduate degrees

Postgraduate applicants of majority English speaking nationality or those who have completed a qualification that's equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree, as conferred by the UK's National Academic Recognition Information Centre (UK NARIC), in a majority English speaking country (including the UK and Ireland) will not be asked to provide an English language qualification, however confirmation may be requested that teaching during the degree was undertaken in English. All other applicants who are not of majority English speaking nationality as deemed by the UK Home Office will be required to take a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in order to study a postgraduate (eg master's) degree with us.

Postgraduate degrees (including pre-master's)

For the majority of our postgraduate degrees the following Secure English Language Test (SELT) minimum scores are required:

Academic IELTS

Overall score required: 6.0

Component scores required:

Listening: 5.5
Reading: 5.5
Writing: 5.5
Speaking: 5.5

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic

Component scores required:

Listening: 51
Reading: 51
Writing: 51
Speaking: 51

Cambridge English

Certificate of Proficiency overall grade required: C

A certifying statement of results is also required.

Taking a Secure English Language Tests

Find out more about taking a SELT test on our Secure English Language Test pages.

Confirming your test results to us

If you're already holding a conditional offer with us, you should respond to this offer when you receive the results of your test by uploading your chosen English language test certificate (official copy scans only). We will confirm and verify your results and contact you accordingly. You can upload your English Language Certificate by logging into our applicant portal with your username and password.

Exceptions – higher requirements

Some of our postgraduate degrees require you to have higher English language test scores. This applies to the following degrees:

For these degrees you'll be required to have the following scores:

Academic IELTS

Overall score required: 6.5

Component scores required:

Listening: 6.0
Reading: 6.0
Writing: 6.0
Speaking: 6.0

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic

Component scores required:

Listening: 58
Reading: 58
Writing: 58
Speaking: 58

Cambridge English

Certificate of Proficiency overall grade required: C

A certifying statement of results is also required.

Exceptions – specialised requirements

A select number of courses have specialised English language requirements. This applies to the following degrees:

  •  (CPE/GDL)

For these degrees you'll be required to have the following scores:

Academic IELTS

Overall score required: 7.0

Component scores required:

Listening: 6.5
Reading: 6.5
Writing: 6.5
Speaking: 6.5

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic

Overall score required: 64

Component scores required:

Listening: 58
Reading: 58
Writing: 58
Speaking: 58

Cambridge English

Certificate of Proficiency overall grade required: C

A certifying statement of results is also required.