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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.

International students

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:

The UK Visas and Immigration authority has currently placed restrictions on the use of TOEFL for visa purposes.  

If you are using the TOEFL test as evidence of your English language proficiency, and you are applying for September 2014 entry, we recommend that you take a different secure English language test in support of your application.

If you have already applied and require further advice, please contact us at

 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.