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English language requirements

All students must meet QMUL's English language requirements.

English language requirements

All applicants to QMUL must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course, to the indicated levels for the area of study. While you may not need to provide an official English language qualification, you need to provide evidence of sufficient English language ability in line with the IELTS requirements for the course to which you are applying. Please check the programme English language entry requirements for further information on the English language levels required, and before applying.

If you have not achieved the required English language level yet, you may be eligible to take a Pre-sessional English course, or continue to take English language tests in your country to reach the level needed.

Please note: Students who are considered for the Pre-Sessional English courses must have an UKVI-approved IELTS test or other Secure English Language Test (SELT) and will normally be required to have a minimum of IELTS 5.0 (or equivalent) in each language component. In exceptional cases, students with one component score below IELTS 5.0 (or equivalent) may be admitted to the Pre-sessional course, subject to the Admissions team’s assessment. Please see below for more information on SELT qualifications.

Students who need a Tier 4 visa

A few of you will need a Secure English Language Test (SELT) when you apply for a QMUL programme, which must be taken at an UKVI approved centre. The test must be taken under UKVI conditions and your score sheet must include a UKVI number to reflect this. Please check the programme type in the list below to see if you need a SELT before applying and check the programme English language entry requirements.

  • Pre-sessional English course – SELT required
  • International Foundation Programme – SELT required
    • Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Business and Management
    • International Science and Engineering Foundation Programme
    • Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies
  • Undergraduate degree programme – no SELT required
  • Pre-Masters programme - no SELT required
  • Postgraduate Taught degree programme – no SELT required
  • Postgraduate Research degree programme – no SELT required

If you are a national of a Majority English Speaking country, you will not be required to take a SELT to satisfy the UKVI requirements for any programme, however you will need to show evidence of academic English language capability to the required level for the programme of study, which may be by other means. Please see the English language requirements for further information.

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