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 are an EU applicant or if you have applied for the LLB Law with International Foundation Year (M1Q3) or if you are applying for the Online Social Science pathway (2020 entry).

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 or if you have applied for the LLB Law with International Foundation Year (M1Q3) or if you are applying for the Online Social Science pathway (2020 entry).

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 or if you have applied for the LLB Law with International Foundation Year (M1Q3) or if you are applying for the Online Social Science pathway (2020 entry).

Note:  Name change to C2 Proficiency from 2018 onwards.

Duolingo English Test

Please note this test is only acceptable for entry if you are applying for the Online Social Science pathway (2020 entry).

Overall score of 90 with no sub score less than 70

GCE English O Level

Grade C

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 if you are applying for the Online Social Science pathway (2020 entry).

GCSE English

Grade C

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 if you are applying for the Online Social Science pathway (2020 entry).

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 if you are applying for the Online Social Science pathway (2020 entry).

IELTS Indicator - Tests taken from 01 July 2020

Overall score of 5.5 with no element score less than 4.5

Temporarily for 2020 entry. Acceptable for entry if you are an EU applicant or if you have applied for the LLB Law with International Foundation Year (M1Q3) or if you are applying for the Online Social Science pathway (2020 entry).

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT

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

Please note for non-EU applicants this test must be taken in 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 are an EU applicant or if you have applied for the LLB Law with International Foundation Year (M1Q3) or if you are applying for the Online Social Science pathway (2020 entry).

Pearson PTE (Academic) for UKVI

Overall score of 59 with no area less than 48

Please note for non-EU applicants this test must be taken in a UKVI approved centre

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

Pass overall with pass in each element

Please note for non-EU applicants this test must be taken in 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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