English language requirements
All students entering the University must provide evidence of their ability to use English well enough to fully participate in and benefit from their intended programme of study. The University accepts a wide range of language tests and language qualifications and the following pages list the typical requirements for the most widely-used English language proficiency tests. Most English language tests have a validity of two years from the date shown on the certificate.
If you are an international student, applying from outside the European Union, and you require a visa in order to study at the University, you must:
- satisfy the English language requirements for your chosen programme
- hold a secure English language test certificate (a "SELT") for the purposes of a Tier 4 student visa application.
The UK Visas and Immigration authority is currently not accepting TOEFL for visa purposes, if the test was taken in the UK.
If you are using the TOEFL test as evidence of your English language proficiency AND you are applying for a visa from within the UK, or you are intending to apply for a visa from within the UK, we recommend that you take a different secure English language test in support of your application.
For more detailed information about our language requirements, and the tests we accept, please see:
Some Schools set specific entry requirements which you will have to achieve in addition to the general language entrance requirements.