English language tests for entry

We understand that as a current offer holder or new applicant you may have concerns about being able to provide the requirements needed for entry, including English language requirements.

We accept a range of English language assessments for entry on to most of our programmes.

For most of our programmes at bachelors degree level and above, you will normally need an IELTS score of between 6.0 and 7.0 with a pre-requisite minimum score in all areas. (speaking, reading, writing and listening). We will accept one of the alternative equivalent qualifications below:

We also accept a number of qualifications from other countries as evidence of English Language proficiency, e.g. WAEC, KCSE or 1119 so please check our international entry requirements for each country.

Undergraduate international entry requirements

Postgraduate international entry requirements

Some courses have higher English language entry requirements and for the International Foundation Programme and Foundation Pathways Programme we can still only accept a SELT approved by the UKVI, the most common being UKVI IELTS. Please check the specific course details for more information.

If your English language skill is currently below the required IELTS, we recommend you consider our Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

If you've studied in a country where English is the first language (such as the UK, the USA, Canada or Australia) you may not need a formal English language qualification, we will look at everyone's application individually.

If you don't think your English language meets the University entry requirements, you are encouraged to contact the University with evidence of your existing achievement for assessment. Please contact us so we can check on your behalf.