English Language requirements
Undergraduate and postgraduate taught degree programmes
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level: this can be found in the Entry requirements tab of each of the programmes listed:
Research Degrees (by College)
Frequently Asked Questions
What if my language qualifications are below the requirements?
The University's Language Centre offers a range of Pre-Sessional Courses to bring you up to entry level. The course is accredited by BALEAP, the UK professional association for academic English teaching; see Links.
What if my language qualifications are not listed here?
Please contact the Recruitment and International Office as follows:
What language level do I need for my visa?
It is a visa requirement to provide information on your level of English based on an internationally recognised and secure English language test. All test reports must be no more than 2 years old. A list of these can be found on the UK Border Agency website. If you have never taken one of these tests before, you can get an initial idea of your level by using the Common European Framework self-assessment grid which gives you a level for each skill (e.g. listening B1/writing B2 etc.) However, please note that this is not a secure English language test and it is not sufficient evidence of your level of English for visa requirements. For further information about English language qualifications, please see the Links on the right hand side of the page.