ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2020 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 in September 2020, including English language requirements.

While the current situation continues, we will temporarily accept some alternatives to the standard IELTS test for most courses.

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 now accept one of the alternative equivalent qualifications below:

Book Derby English Language Test

Other qualifications

The University of Derby already accepts the following:

We also accept a number of qualifications from other countries as evidence of English Language proficiency, e.g. WAEC or KCSE 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 Joint Honours Foundation 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.

The above measures are in response to the issues around the Covid-19 pandemic and the complications it has brought. They are not intended to reflect a change in admissions policies. These measures will be applicable for September 2020 entry only but will be reviewed for January and September 2021 entry.