Applications are now open for courses starting from October 2020 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. The entry requirements for each term are as follows:
|Term||Term Dates 2020/21||Term Entry Requirements|
|Term 1||Monday 26 October - Friday 20 December 2020||
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 11 January - Friday 19 March 2021||
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||Monday 12 April - Friday 18 June 2021||
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 5 July - Friday 10 September 2021|
This course is not suitable for advanced students (C1/C2 on the CEFR or IELTS 7.0 overall or in a subskill).
Use the table below for a guide to the length of course you may need to meet your required scores to study at the University of Manchester:
|Required IELTS Score|
|Length of Study||
|40 weeks||Minimum 5.0 overall with no less than 4.5 in each skill||
Minimum 4.5 overall, with 4.5 in each other skill.
|30 weeks||Minimum 5.5 overall with no less than 5.0 in each skill||
Minimum 5.0 overall with 5.0 in writing and no less than 4.5 in each skill
|20 weeks||Minimum 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in each skill||
Minimum 5.5 overall with 5.5 in writing and no less than 5.0 in each skill
|10 weeks||See the summer Pre-sessional entry criteria information|
Applicants must have an IELTS score between 4.5 – 5.0 overall with no sub skill below 4.5