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Accepted English language tests

The following English Language tests and requirements have been approved by the University for entry to postgraduate courses. Some departments set specific requirements in one or more component- please check these on the department/course link, above. The University has now approved some additional English language tests to meet English language conditions of offer, including TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition, LangCert (for entry onto postgraduate courses) and Duolingo (for entry onto the Pre-sessional English language course and postgraduate courses). You can find the specific requirements below. Please visit Pre-Sessional English language requirements if you are interested in using the Pre-sessional English language course to meet your English language condition. The Pre-sessional English language course can be used for entry for 2020 only.

Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE)

In order to verify the Cambridge Advanced (or CAE) online, applicants need to supply their "secret number".

Banding Standard CAE offer

Band A

Overall score: 180

No component below 170

Band B

Overall score: 190

2 x 170, 2 x 190

Band C

Overall score: 200

2 x 180, 2 x 200

Band D

Overall score: 210

2 x 190, 2 x 210

Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE)

The following CPE results are required for each English Language band:

Banding
Standard CPE Offer
Band A 180 overall; no component below 170
Band B 190 overall; 2 x 170, 2 x 190
Band C 200 overall; 2 x 180, 2 x 200
Band D 210 overall; 2 x 190, 2 x 210

IELTS (Academic)

The following IELTS (Academic) results are required for each English Language band:

Pearson Test of English PTE (Academic)

The following Pearson (Academic) results are required for each English Language band:

TOEFL (iBT) and TOEFL (iBT) Special Home Edition

The following TOEFL (iBT) test results are required for each English language band:

Banding Overall Score Minimum component scores
Band A 92 Reading 22, Listening 21, Speaking 23, Writing 21
Band B 100 Reading 22, Listening 21, Speaking 23, Writing 21
Band C 108 None below 23
Band D 113 None below 25


The University of Warwick only accepts TOEFL (iBT) scores from the single most recent test date, not MyBest scores.

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT C1

The following LanguageCert International ESOL scores are required for each band:

Banding Minimum Component Scores
Band A Pass overall, minimum score of 33/50 in each component
Band B Pass overall, minimum score of 33/50 in each component
Band C Pass overall, minimum score of 33/50 in each component

Duolingo

In order to verify the Duolingo results online, applicants need to nominate the University of Warwick as an institution who can receive their results. The following Duolingo scores are required for each band:

Banding Minimum Component Scores
Band A 119 overall with a minimum of 90 in each component.
Band B 125 overall with a minimum of 90 in each component.
Band C 135 overall with a minimum of 90 in each component.

Trinity ISE II

The following Trinity ISE II test results are required for each English language band:

Banding Standard CAE offer

Band A

Distinction Distinction Merit Merit in four components

Band B

Not Acceptable

Band C

Not Acceptable

Band D

Not Acceptable

Trinity ISE III

The following Trinity ISE III test results are required for each English language band:

Banding Standard CAE offer

Band A

Pass Pass Pass Pass in four components

Band B

Merit Merit Pass Pass in four components

Band C

Distinction Distinction Merit Merit in four components

Band D

Not Acceptable

Trinity ISE IV

The following Trinity ISE IV test results are required for each English language band:

Banding Standard CAE offer

Band A

Pass Pass Pass Pass in four components

Band B

Pass Pass Pass Pass in four components

Band C

Pass Pass Pass Pass in four components

Band D

Pass Pass Pass Pass in four components

Contacts

Email our Postgraduate Admissions Team

Application deadlines

If you’re a UK or EU resident, there are no application deadlines for postgraduate taught courses. But places are limited, so you should submit your application as early as possible.

If you’re from outside the EU, you may need to get a student visa. To make sure you have time to do this, the application deadline for all courses starting in September/October is 31 July however places are limited in some departments so you should submit your application as soon as possible. Some departments also have earlier deadlines – so you should check the information in the Essential Information for each course.

Some departments have earlier deadlines – so you should check the information in the Essential Information for each course.

Immigration advice

Applicants who require a visa to study in the UK, should visit our immigration advice pages for up to date information and advice on how to present evidence of their English Language qualifications in their visa application.