My offer asks for an overall score of 5.0 in IELTS

The equivalent minimum score requirements in our accepted English Language tests for an offer condition of 5.0 overall in IELTS are shown below:

Cambridge English: Business English Higher (BEC Higher)/C1 Business Higher

Grade C overall with a score of borderline in all sections

Please note this test is only acceptable for entry if you are an EU applicant

Note: Name change to C1 Business Higher from 2018 onwards.

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)/C1 Advanced

Grade C or 180

Please note this test is only acceptable for entry if you are an EU applicant

Note: Name change to C1 Advanced from 2018 onwards.

Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)/C2 Proficiency

Grade C or 200

Please note this test is only acceptable for entry if you are an EU applicant

Note: Name change to C2 Proficiency from 2018 onwards.

GCE English O Level

Grade C

Please note this test is only acceptable for entry if you are an EU applicant

GCSE English

Grade C

Please note this test is only acceptable for entry if you are an EU applicant

IELTS (Academic) for UKVI SELT

For those undertaking the IFP - an overall score of 5.0 with no element score less than 4.5

For those undertaking the IFLP - an overall score of 5.0 with no element score less than 4.0

Please note this test must have been taken at a UKVI approved test centre

IELTS (Academic) Non-UKVI

For those undertaking the IFP - an overall score of 5.0 with no element score less than 4.5

For those undertaking the IFLP - an overall score of 5.0 with no element score less than 4.0

Please note this test is only acceptable for entry if you are an EU applicant

Pearson PTE (Academic)

Overall score of 48 with no area less than 36

Please note this test is only acceptable for entry if you are an EU applicant

If you cannot see the score for the English language qualification that you are taking please contact the Admissions Team.

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