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University Language Centre

Entry requirements

Applications for our 2018/2019 EAP course will be opening on 1st May 2018.

We require students to demonstrate a minimum level of English Proficiency to study on our full-time English Language courses. Students must have a minimum IELTS 4.5 overall, with 4.5 in writing and no less than 4.0 in any other sub-skill (or equivalent at B1 on the CEFR). We also accept students with TOEFL iBT scores of 32 overall with 12 in writing and no less than 11 in any other sub-skill and 41 in Pearson Test of English.

This course is not suitable for advanced students (C1/C2 on the CEFR or IELTS 7.0 overall or in a subskill).

Information for students studying on a Tier 4 (General) student visa

Students who are coming to study at the University Language Centre on a Tier 4 (General) student visa must have a UKVI-IELTS test score of 4.0 with minimum 4.0 in each sub-skill (reading, listening, writing and speaking). The test must be taken at a UKVI approved IELTS centre globally.

Term CodeTerm DatesEntry Requirements
T1/18 Monday 8 October– Friday 14 December 2018

IELTS 4.5 overall, with 4.5 in writing and no less than 4.0 in any sub-skill

T2/19 Monday 14 January – Thursday 22 March 2019

IELTS 5.0 overall, with 5.0 in writing and no less than 4.5 in any sub-skill

T3/19 Tuesday 23 April – Friday 21 June 2019

IELTS 5.5 overall, with 5.5 in writing and no less than 5.0 in any sub-skill