Undergraduate degrees

If you're from a non-European/non-EEA country, you'll be required to take a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in order to study an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree with us. These requirements apply to all applicants that are not of majority English speaking nationality as defined by the UK Home Office, or those who do not possess a degree awarded, studied and conferred in a majority English speaking country. Applicants of majority English speaking nationality who do not require a SELT to confirm their competency in the English language will still be asked to provide a UK GCSE English language equivalent qualification.

Bachelor's and extended degrees

For the majority of our bachelor's degrees (eg BAs and BScs) and extended 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 undergraduate 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:

  • Translation BA – Year 3 entry
  • Biomedical Science BSc leading to MD BSc (Hons)

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.