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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 department requirements - please check these too.

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).

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.

Please provide your most recent English language test.


Approved English Language Tests

Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE)

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

Band A

Overall score: 180 - No component below 170

Band B

Overall score: 190 - 2 at 170, 2 at 190

Band C

Overall score: 200 - 2 at 180, 2 at 200

Band D

Overall score: 210 - 2 at 190, 2 at 210


Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE)

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

Band A

180 overall; no component below 170

Band B

190 overall; 2 at 170, 2 at 190

Band C

200 overall; 2 at 180, 2 at 200

Band D

210 overall; 2 at 190, 2 at 210


International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Academic or UKVI)

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

Band A

6.5, none below 6.0

Band B

7.0, two at 6.0/6.5 & rest 7.0+

Band C

7.5, two at 6.5/7.0 & rest 7.5+

Band D

8.0, two at 7.0/7.5 & rest 8.0+


Pearson Test of English PTE (Academic)

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

Band A

62 (including 59 + in all components)

Band B

70 (including 59 + in all components)

Band C

75 (including 59 + in all components)

Band D

79 (including 70 + in all components)


Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (iBT) and TOEFL (iBT) Special Home Edition

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

Band A

92, comprising Reading 22, Listening 21, Speaking 23, Writing 21

Band B

100, comprising 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 (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Secure English Language Test (SELT) C1

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

Band A

Pass overall, minimum score of 33 out of 50 in each component

Band B

Pass overall, minimum score of 33 out of 50 in each component

Band C

Pass overall, minimum score off 33 out of 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:

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 Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II

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

Band A

Distinction Distinction Merit Merit in four components

Band B, C and D

Not Acceptable


Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) III

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

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 Integrated Skills in English (ISE) IV

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

Band A, B, C, 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.

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.