Entry requirements

Applications are now open for courses starting from October 2022 onwards.

We require you to demonstrate a minimum level of English Proficiency to study on our English for Academic Purposes Pre-sessional course. Students must have a current English Language level suitable for the term to which they apply. Applicants with a higher level of English may be considered for a later term. This course is not suitable for advanced students (C1/C2 on the CEFR or IELTS 7.0 overall or in a subskill).

The entry requirements for each term are as follows:

Term Term Dates 2022/23 Term Entry Requirements
Term 1 Monday 03 October - Friday 09 December 2022

Applicants must have an IELTS score between 4.5 - 5.0 overall, with no less than 4.5 in any sub-skill

Term 2 Monday 16 January - Friday 24 March 2023                                                              

Applicants must have an IELTS score between 5.0 - 5.5 overall, with 5.0 in writing and no less than 4.5 in any sub-skill

Term 3 Tuesday 11 April - Friday 16 June 2023

Applicants must have an IELTS score between 5.5 - 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in writing and no less than 5.0 in any sub-skill

Term 4 Monday 03 July - Friday 08 September 2023

See our summer Pre-sessional entry requirements

 

We can accept a range of English Language tests, including:

  • IELTS UKVI
  • Pearson UKVI
  • TOEFL IBT, IELTS and Pearson PTE non-SELT may be considered. Please contact the admissions team for further guidance: englishlanguage@manchester.ac.uk