English language entry requirements

Research degrees

College of Arts

MRes & PhD

  • IELTS (Academic): 7.0; no sub-test less than 7.0

Common equivalent English language qualifications

  • ibTOEFL: 100; no sub-test less than:
    • Reading: 24
    • Listening: 24
    • Speaking: 23
    • Writing: 27
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 185; no sub-test less than 185
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 185; no sub-test less than 185
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 70; no sub-test less than 70
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in EnglishISEIII at Pass with Pass in all sub-tests

Pre-sessional English courses

The University of Glasgow also accepts evidence of the required level from the English for Academic Study Pre-sessional courses.

College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences

MRes & PhD

  • IELTS (Academic): overall score 6.5; no sub-test less than 6.0

Common equivalent English language qualifications

  • ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
    • Reading: 20
    • Listening: 19
    • Speaking: 19
    • Writing: 23
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English):  176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in EnglishISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

Pre-sessional English courses

The University of Glasgow also accepts evidence of the required level from the English for Academic Study Pre-sessional courses.

College of Science & Engineering

MRes & PhD

  • IELTS (Academic): overall score 6.5; no sub-test less than 6.0

Common equivalent English language qualifications

  • ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
    • Reading: 20
    • Listening: 19
    • Speaking: 19
    • Writing: 23
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English):  176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in EnglishISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

Pre-sessional English courses

The University of Glasgow also accepts evidence of the required level from the English for Academic Study Pre-sessional courses.

College of Social Sciences

PhD

  • IELTS (Academic): 7.0; no sub-test less than 6.5

Common equivalent English language qualifications

  • ibTOEFL: 95; no sub-test less than:
    • Reading: 23
    • Listening: 23
    • Speaking: 22
    • Writing: 24
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 185 overall; no sub-test less than 176
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 185 overall; no sub-test less than 176
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 68; no sub-test less than 62

MRes / non-PhD research

  • IELTS (Academic): overall score 6.5; no sub-test less than 6.0

Common equivalent English language qualifications

  • ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
    • Reading: 20
    • Listening: 19
    • Speaking: 19
    • Writing: 23
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English):  176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in EnglishISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

Pre-sessional English courses

The University of Glasgow also accepts evidence of the required level from the English for Academic Study Pre-sessional courses.