Postgraduate English Language Requirements

For specific details about English language entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes, please refer to your programme page found in our Postgraduate course list.

If you have studied your first degree from one of the following countries, we may be able to accept this in lieu of an English language qualification; 

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • UK
  • USA

Your first degree must have been completed within the last 2 years. If you have taken an English language qualification since completing your first degree, your most recent qualification will be taken into consideration.

For specific details about English language entry requirements for postgraduate research programmes please refer to the table below.

If you are applying for a Postgraduate Research course, please click here for further details about the requirements for this level of study.

Subject area IELTS (or equivalent)

Science (with the exception of Psychology), Medicine, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy

Humanities Music Technology

6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any subtest
Business, Health Sciences, Humanities (including Music), Public Policy and Social Sciences (including Psychology) 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any subtest
Education and Law 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any subtest