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English Language Requirements

Student in class

All applicants, are required to show that their English ability is at a suitable level for their IFP course - the level required depends on which IFP course you wish to study. You do not need to have an English Language Test to submit an application - we can still assess you for a place on the programme and if you are successful, we will issue an offer which is conditional on you submitting an acceptable English language qualification ahead of the course starting.

A number of English language tests are accepted; some of the most frequently offered ones are detailed below. Applicants who require a visa to study in the UK, will be required to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT), due to the visa requirements set by the UK Government. Please note that certain English tests (including IELTS and PTE) must be taken within the two years prior to the start of your IFP course.

If you are unsure about which test you are required to take, have taken a test not on the list, or if you believe that you should be exempt from submitting an English Language test, please contact the team.

Applicants Requiring a Visa

You will be asked to provide evidence of a Secure English Language Test, due to the UK Government visa requirements. The list of approved Secure English Language Tests and test centres that meet the Home Office requirements is available on the UK Government website.

IELTS for UKVI

IFP Course

IELTS for UKVI

Business Management
Finance
Economics
Social Sciences
Law and Politics
Arts and Humanities

6.0 overall, 5.5 in all components

Mathematics and Statistics
Computer Science
Engineering
Biological Sciences and Psychology

5.5 overall, 5.5 in Writing and 5.0 in all other components

Extended Intensive English

5.5 overall, 5.0 in all components

PTE Academic UKVI

IFP Course

PTE Academic UKVI

Business Management
Finance
Economics
Social Sciences
Law and Politics
Arts and Humanities

58 overall, with a minimum of 53 in all components

Mathematics and Statistics
Computer Science
Engineering
Biological Sciences and Psychology

51 overall, with 51 in Writing and 43 in all other components

Extended Intensive English

51 overall, with a minimum of 43 in all other components

Applicants NOT Requiring a Visa

You will still be asked to submit evidence of your English Language skills if you do not need a visa to study the course. However, you may choose to complete a different English Language test to demonstrate your ability.

IELTS Academic

IFP Course

IELTS Academic Score Requirement

Business Management
Finance
Economics
Social Sciences
Law and Politics
Arts and Humanities

6.0 overall, 5.5 in all components

Mathematics and Statistics
Computer Science
Engineering
Biological Sciences and Psychology

5.5 overall, 5.5 in Writing and 5.0 in all other components

Extended Intensive English

5.5 overall, 5.0 in all components

PTE Academic

IFP Course

PTE Academic

Business Management
Finance
Economics
Social Sciences
Law and Politics
Arts and Humanities

58 overall, with a minimum of 53 in all components

Mathematics and Statistics
Computer Science
Engineering
Biological Sciences and Psychology

51 overall, with 51 in Writing and 43 in all other components

Extended Intensive English

51 overall, with a minimum of 43 in all other components

TOEFL iBT

Score requirements to be confirmed shortly.