English Proficiency
Those who do not meet English entry requirements may be able to do a pre-sessional English course. It is an intensive programme offered by the university that can last anywhere from 4-16 weeks, depending on your current level of English demonstrated through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or English language test score achieved.
Pre-sessional English courses are usually taken before the student starts their foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate course and will help you develop your English language skills and prepare you to study at university in the UK. These courses are delivered by English speaking professors and have been designed to help students meet the expectations of their chosen academic programme and succeed.
Students who have received a Conditional offer from the university thus may be able to fulfill the English language entry requirements by requesting to opt in for a pre-sessional course before their course.
Minimum IELTS score requirements vary depending on the UK university. However most university will require at least the following:
  • University Foundation - IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in all sections)
  • Bachelor’s Degree - IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sections)
  • Pre-Master’s - IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all sections)
  • Master’s Degree - IELTS 6.5: (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sections)
For example, the University of Roehampton offers a 5 week course for undergraduate students who obtained a 5.5 in their IELTS with no less than 6.0 in any section and need to reach IELTS 6 with at least 5.5 in all sections. 
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