My offer asks for an overall score of 5.5 in IELTS

The equivalent minimum score requirements in our accepted English Language tests for an offer condition of 5.5 overall with no element less than 4.5 in IELTS are shown below:

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

Grade C or 180 overall with a score of borderline in all sections

Please note this test is only acceptable for entry if you have applied for the LLB Law with International Foundation Year (M1Q3) or the Online International Foundation programme.

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 have applied for the LLB Law with International Foundation Year (M1Q3) or the Online International Foundation programme.

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 have applied for the LLB Law with International Foundation Year (M1Q3) or the Online International Foundation programme.

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 have applied for the LLB Law with International Foundation Year (M1Q3) or the Online International Foundation programme.

GCSE English

Grade C

Please note this test is only acceptable for entry if awarded by an Ofqual regulated awarding body and you have spent time studying at a UK school under the age of 18 or if you have applied for the LLB Law with International Foundation Year (M1Q3) or the Online International Foundation programme.

IELTS (Academic) for UKVI SELT

Overall score of 5.5 with no element score less than 4.5

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

IELTS (Academic) Non-UKVI

Overall score of 5.5 with no element score less than 4.5

Please note this test is only acceptable for entry if you are an EU applicant or if you have applied for the LLB Law with International Foundation Year (M1Q3) or the Online International Foundation programme.

IELTS Indicator - Tests taken from 01 July 2020

Overall score of 5.5 with no element score less than 4.5

Please note this test is only acceptable for entry if you have applied for the LLB Law with International Foundation Year (M1Q3) or the Online International Foundation programme.

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT

B2 Certificate with a Pass overall and no element less than 33

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

Pearson PTE (Academic)

Overall score of 59 with no area less than 48 

Please note this test is only acceptable for entry if you have applied for the LLB Law with International Foundation Year (M1Q3) or the Online International Foundation programme.

Pearson PTE (Academic) for UKVI

Overall score of 59 with no area less than 48

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

TOEFL internet-Based Test

Overall score of 53 with no less than 5 in Listening, 13 in Writing and Speaking and 16 in Reading

Please note this test is only acceptable for entry if you have applied for the LLB Law with International Foundation Year (M1Q3) or the Online International Foundation programme.

TOEFL at home internet-Based Test

Overall score of 53 with no less than 5 in Listening, 13 in Writing and Speaking and 16 in Reading

Please note this test is only acceptable for entry if you have applied for the LLB Law with International Foundation Year (M1Q3) or the Online International Foundation programme.

Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II, III, IV

Pass overall with pass in each element

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

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

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