International students

Foundation and Pre-Masters English Language Requirements

All students must meet English language entry requirements for all programmes of study at Queen Mary. The Academic IELTS requirement for all of our Foundation (including integrated foundation programmes) and Pre-Master programmes are published below, according to the academic department within which your chosen course of study is administered.

We also accept a range of alternative qualifications to demonstrate your level of English Language proficiency.   The qualification must be equivalent to the corresponding IELTS requirement listed under your chosen Foundation or Pre-Masters programme below. 

Approved English language tests must have been taken within two years of the proposed course start date.

Tier 4 Visa Regulations

If you will require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must meet the minimum English Language requirements to meet the UKVI regulations.  The minimum IELTS requirement is 5.5 in all four skills (Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening).  However, many of our courses require higher grades.

Pre-sessional English Language Courses

If you fall slightly below our standard English language requirements, you may consider one of our Pre-sessional English courses.  Please note that you will require a UK government approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) for entry to pre-sessional courses.  Currently, only IELTS for UKVI and Trinity ISE are accepted.   The Pre-sessional English course requirements are published below.

Business Management Programmes with Integrated Foundation Year

The minimum English Language requirements for entry to all undergraduate Business and Management degree programmes with an Integrated Foundation Year are published below. This includes the following courses:

  • Accounting and Management with Integrated Foundation Year
  • Business Management with Integrated Foundation Year 
  • Marketing and Management with Integrated Foundation Year
IELTS: 6.0 overall including 5.5 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 
TOEFL: 79 overall including 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, and 20 in Speaking.
PTE Academic: 57 overall including 51 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.
Trinity ISE: Trinity ISE II with Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 169 overall including 162 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 169 overall including 162 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.

 

Pre-Sessional English Courses

If you fall below our standard English Language requirements, you may consider one of our Pre-Sessional English courses.   If you need a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you will require a UK government approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) for entry to Pre-Sessional courses. Only IELTS for UKVI and Trinity ISE are currently accepted. 

Nine week only

IELTS: 5.5 overall including a minimum of 5.0 in Writing, and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity ISE: Trinity ISE II with Pass in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

Economics Programmes with Integrated Foundation Year

The minimum English Language requirements for entry to all undergraduate Economics degree programmes with an Integrated Foundation Year are published below. This includes the following courses (including Year Abroad options):

  • Economics with Integrated Foundation Year 
  • Economics and Finance with Integrated Foundation Year 
  • Economics, Finance and Management with Integrated Foundation Year 
  • Economics and International Finance with Integrated Foundation Year 
  • Economics, Statistics and Mathematics with Integrated Foundation Year 
  • Economics and Politics with Integrated Foundation Year 
IELTS: 6.0 overall including 5.5 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 
TOEFL: 79 overall including 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, and 20 in Speaking.
PTE Academic: 57 overall including 51 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.
Trinity ISE: Trinity ISE II with Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 169 overall including 162 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 169 overall including 162 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.

 

Pre-Sessional English Courses

If you fall below our standard English Language requirements, you may consider one of our Pre-Sessional English courses.   If you need a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you will require a UK government approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) for entry to Pre-Sessional courses. Only IELTS for UKVI and Trinity ISE are currently accepted. 

Nine week only

IELTS: 5.5 overall including a minimum of 5.0 in Writing, and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity ISE: Trinity ISE II with Pass in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

International Foundation Programme

The minimum English Language requirements for entry to the International Foundation Programme (IFP) programmes in the following disciplines are published below:

  • International Foundation Programme in Humanities and Social Sciences
  • International Foundation Programme in Business Management

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must meet the minimum English Language requirements to meet the UKVI regulations and you will require a UK government approved Secure English Language test (SELT) for entry to the course.

IELTS: 6.0 including 5.5 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 
Trinity ISE: Trinity ISE II with Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

 

Pre-Sessional English Courses

If you fall below our standard English Language requirements, you may consider one of our Pre-Sessional English courses.   If you need a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you will require a UK government approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) for entry to Pre-Sessional courses. Only IELTS for UKVI and Trinity ISE are currently accepted. 

Nine week only

IELTS: 5.5 overall including a minimum of 5.0 in Writing, and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity ISE: Trinity ISE II with Pass in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

International Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (ISEFP)

The minimum English Language requirements for entry to the International Science and Engineering Foundation (ISEFP) programmes is published below. If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must meet the minimum English Language requirements to meet the UKVI regulations and you will require a UK government approved Secure English Language test (SELT) for entry to the course. 

IELTS: 5.0 overall including 5.0 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

 

No Pre-Sessional English course is offered for this programme.  

Students who intend to apply for undergraduate degrees at high ranking universities after completing the ISEFP, or for degrees which have a high number of applicants such as Biomedical Sciences, are advised to achieve an English proficiency score of IELTS 6.0 including 6.0 in Writing (or equivalent) before starting the ISEFP.

Pre-Masters Graduate Diplomas

The minimum English Language requirements for entry to the following Pre-Masters Graduate Diplomas are published below.   This includes the following courses:

  • Pre-Masters Graduate Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Pre-Masters Graduate Diploma in Finance and Economics
IELTS: 6.0 overall including 5.5 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 
TOEFL: 79 overall including 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, and 20 in Speaking.
PTE Academic: 57 overall including 51 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.
Trinity ISE: Trinity ISE II with Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 169 overall including 162 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 169 overall including 162 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.

 

Pre-Sessional English Courses

If you fall below our standard English Language requirements, you may consider one of our Pre-Sessional English courses.   If you need a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you will require a UK government approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) for entry to Pre-Sessional courses. Only IELTS for UKVI and Trinity ISE are currently accepted. 

Nine week only

IELTS: 5.5 overall including a minimum of 5.0 in Writing, and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity ISE: Trinity ISE II with Pass in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

Science and Engineering Foundation Programmes (SEFP)

The minimum English Language requirements for entry to all integrated Science and Engineering Foundation Programmes (SEFP) are published below. This includes the following courses:

  • SEFP Biological Sciences (4/5 years)
  • SEFP Chemistry (4/5 years)
  • SEFP Computer Science (4 years)
  • SEFP Electronic Engineering (4 years)
  • SEFP Engineering (4/5 years)
  • SEFP Materials Science (4/5 years)
  • SEFP Mathematical Sciences (4 years)
IELTS: 6.0 overall including 5.5 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 
TOEFL: 79 overall including 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, and 20 in Speaking.
PTE Academic: 57 overall including 51 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.
Trinity ISE: Trinity ISE II with Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 169 overall including 162 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 169 overall including 162 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.

 

Pre-Sessional English Courses

If you fall below our standard English Language requirements, you may consider one of our Pre-Sessional English courses.   If you need a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you will require a UK government approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) for entry to Pre-Sessional courses. Only IELTS for UKVI and Trinity ISE are currently accepted. 

Nine week only

IELTS: 5.5 overall including a minimum of 5.0 in Writing, and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity ISE: Trinity ISE II with Pass in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.