English language requirements
All students entering the University must demonstrate their ability to use English sufficiently well to be able to fully participate in and benefit from their intended programme of study.
We wish to ensure that students have an adequate level of English to cope with the demands of their studies, and this means that we require recent evidence (not more than two years old) of language proficiency.
Students can provide this in a variety of ways, depending on their degree intention. The following information provides an overview of typical requirements for the most widely-used English language proficiency tests.
International students from outside the European Union, who require a visa in order to study at the University must:
- fulfil the English language requirements for their chosen programme
- hold a 'secure' - approved - English language test certificate for the purposes of a Tier 4 student visa application.
For more detailed information about our language requirements, and the tests we accept, please see:
Please note that some Schools also set specific entry requirements in addition to general language entrance requirements.