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English language requirements

To study at UEL you must demonstrate that your English level is at the standard for university study. We accept a number of different English language qualifications / tests for entry onto our courses, with IELTS being the most common. English language requirements vary slightly from course to course. All students are required to meet our standard English language requirements.

Pre-sessional English – We are currently not offering Pre-sessional English courses, therefore we recommend that you take one of the below qualifications to meet our requirements

Accepted English Language qualifications:

We may accept English studied in your home country please refer to the country pages for further information.

We do not accept:
  • IELTS General
  • TOEIC
  • IGCSE / GCE O Levels in English Literature. Only English Language is accepted

IELTS

IELTS is the most commonly taken English Language qualification and most entry requirements are expressed in the IELTS score required. IELTS certificates are only valid for 2 years

Undergraduate standard requirements

The English language requirements for undergraduate (Bachelor) courses is a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or 6, or equivalent, depending on the course and year or level of entry. The specific requirements for your chosen course, including individual component scores, will be outlined on the course page.

Postgraduate standard requirements

The English language entry requirements for the majority of postgraduate (Masters) programmes is a minimum IELTS 6.0 or 6.5, or equivalent, depending on your chosen course of study. Specific requirements for your chosen course, including individual component scores, will be outlined on the course page.

Home office approved Majority English speaking countries

The confirmed list of Home office approved Majority English speaking countries can be found below. If your country is not listed you will be required to fulfil the standard English language requirements.

Antigua and Barbuda
Canada             
Jamaica                               
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Australia
Dominica
New Zealand
Trinidad and Tobago
Barbados
Grenada
St Kitts and Nevis 
The Bahamas
Belize
Guyana
St Lucia
United States of America


Need more information? Please contact out International Office at international@uel.ac.uk