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Postgraduate Research English Language Requirements

All students must meet English language entry requirements for all programmes of study at Queen Mary. The requirement for every Postgraduate degree programme is published below, according to the academic department within which your chosen course of study is administered.

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

The minimum English Language requirements for entry to postgraduate degree programmes within the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences are:

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. 
TOEFL: 92 overall including 21 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking.
PTE Academic: 62 overall including 57 in Writing and 51 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE II with a Distinction in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking, or Trinity ISE III with a minimum of Pass in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.
C2 Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 overall including 169 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
C1 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 176 overall including 169 in Writing, and 162 in 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. 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. 

Five week

IELTS: 6.0 overall including 5.5 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE II with a minimum of Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking

Nine week

IELTS: 6.0 overall including 5.0 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE II with a minimum of Pass in Writing and Merit in Reading, Listening and Speaking.  

Thirteen week

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

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE II with a minimum of Pass Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.  

School of Business and Management

The minimum English Language requirements for entry to postgraduate degree programmes within the School of Business and Management are:

IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall including 6.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. 
TOEFL: 100 overall including 21 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking.
PTE Academic: 68 overall including 57 in Writing, and 51 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
Trinity ISE: Trinity ISE III with Pass in Writing and Merit in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
C2 Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 overall including 169 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
C1 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 overall including 169 in Writing, and 162 in 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. You will require a UK government approved secure English Language Test for entry to Pre-Sessional courses. Only IELTS for UKVI and Trinity ISE are currently accepted. 

Five week

IELTS: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity ISE: either Trinity ISE II with Distinction in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking, or Trinity ISE III with Pass in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Nine week

IELTS: 6.0 overall including 6.0 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

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

Thirteen week

IELTS: 6.0 overall including 5.5 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

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

School of Economics and Finance

The minimum English Language requirements for entry to postgraduate degree programmes within the School of Economics and Finance are:

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. 
TOEFL: 92 overall including 21 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking.
PTE Academic: 62 overall including 57 in Writing, and 51 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): either Trinity ISE II with Distinction in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking, or Trinity ISE III with Pass in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 
C2 Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 overall including 169 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
C1 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 176 overall including 169 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.  

 

Pre-Sessional English Courses 

Five or

Nine week 

IELTS: 6.0 overall including 5.5 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE II with Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.

The nine week Pre-Sessional course is recommended.

Thirteen week

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

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE II with Pass in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

The minimum English Language requirements for entry to postgraduate degree programmes within the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science are:

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. 
TOEFL: 92 overall including 21 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking.
PTE Academic: 62 overall including 57 in Writing, and 51 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): either Trinity ISE II with Distinction in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking, or Trinity ISE III with Pass in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.
C2 Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 overall including 169 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
C1 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 176 overall including 169 in Writing, and 162 in 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. You will require a UK government approved secure English Language Test for entry to Pre-Sessional courses. Only IELTS for UKVI and Trinity ISE are currently accepted. 

Five week

IELTS: 6.0 overall including 5.5 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE II with Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

Nine week

IELTS: 6.0 overall including 5.0 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE II with Pass in Writing and and Merit in Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

Thirteen week

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

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE II with Pass in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

School of Engineering and Material Sciences

The minimum English Language requirements for entry to postgraduate degree programmes within the School of Engineering and Material Sciences are:

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. 
TOEFL: 92 overall including 21 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking.
PTE Academic: 62 overall including 57 in Writing, and 51 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): either Trinity ISE II with Distinction in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking, or Trinity ISE III with Pass in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 overall including 169 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 overall including 169 in Writing, and 162 in 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. You will require a UK government approved secure English Language Test for entry to Pre-Sessional courses. Only IELTS for UKVI and Trinity ISE are currently accepted. 

Five week

IELTS: 6.0 overall including 5.5 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE II with Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

Nine week

IELTS: 6.0 overall including 5.0 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE II with Pass in Writing and Merit in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Thirteen week

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

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE II with Pass in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.

School of English and Drama

The minimum English Language requirements for entry to postgraduate degree programmes within the School of English and Drama are:

IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall including 7.0 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 
TOEFL: 100 overall including 27 in Writing, 24 in Reading, 22 in Listening and 25 in Speaking.
PTE Academic: 68 overall including 68 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.
Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE III with Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 
C2 Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 overall including 185 in Writing, and 185 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
C1 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 overall including 185 in Writing, and 185 in 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. You will require a UK government approved secure English Language Test for entry to Pre-Sessional courses. Only IELTS for UKVI and Trinity ISE are currently accepted. 

Five week

IELTS: 6.5 overall including 6.5 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): either Trinity ISE II with Distinction in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking, or Trinity ISE III with Pass in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

Nine week

IELTS: 6.0 overall including 6.0 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE II with Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Thirteen week

IELTS: 6.0 overall including 5.5 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE II with Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

School of Geography

The minimum English Language requirements for entry to postgraduate degree programmes within the School of Geography are:

IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall including 6.5 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

TOEFL: 100 overall including 24 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking.

PTE Academic: 68 overall including 62 in Writing, and 51 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE III with Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

C2 Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 overall including 176 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

C1 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 overall including 176 in Writing, and 162 in 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. You will require a UK government approved secure English Language Test for entry to Pre-Sessional courses. Only IELTS for UKVI and Trinity ISE are currently accepted. 

Five week

IELTS: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): either Trinity ISE II with Distinction in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking, or Trinity ISE III with Pass in Writing, Reading Listening and Speaking.

Nine week

IELTS: 6.0 overall including 6.0 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE II with Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Thirteen week

IELTS: 6.0 overall including 5.5 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE II with Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

School of History

The minimum English Language requirements for entry to postgraduate degree programmes within the School of History are:

IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall including 6.5 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. 
TOEFL: 100 overall including 24 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking.
PTE Academic: 68 overall including 62 in Writing, and 51 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE III with a minimum of Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 
C2 Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 overall including 176 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
C1 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 overall including 176 in Writing, and 162 in 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. You will require a UK government approved secure English Language Test for entry to Pre-Sessional courses. Only IELTS for UKVI and Trinity ISE are currently accepted. 

Five week

IELTS: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): either Trinity ISE II with a minimum of Distinction in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking, or Trinity ISE III with a minimum of Pass in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Nine week

IELTS: 6.0 overall including 6.0 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE II with a minimum of Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Thirteen week

IELTS: 6.0 overall including 5.5 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE II with a minimum of Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.

School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

The minimum English Language requirements for entry to postgraduate degree programmes within the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film are:

IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall including 7.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. 
TOEFL: 100 overall including 27 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking.
PTE Academic: 68 overall including 68 in Writing, and 51 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE III with a minimum of Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.
C2 Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 overall including 185 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
C1 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 overall including 185 in Writing, and 162 in 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. You will require a UK government approved secure English Language Test for entry to Pre-Sessional courses. Only IELTS for UKVI and Trinity ISE are currently accepted. 

Five week

IELTS: 6.5 overall including 6.5 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): either Trinity ISE II with Distinction in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking, or Trinity ISE III with Pass in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

Nine week

IELTS: 6.0 overall including 6.0 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE II with Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Thirteen week

IELTS: 6.0 overall including 5.5 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE II with Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

School of Law

The minimum English Language requirements for entry to postgraduate research degree programmes within the School of Law are:

IELTS Academic: 7.5 overall including 7.5 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

TOEFL: 108 overall including 29 in Writing, and 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking.

PTE Academic: 73 overall including 73 in Writing, and 51 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE III with Distinction in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.

C2 Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 191 overall including 191 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

C1 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 191 overall including 191 in Writing, and 162 in 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. You will require a UK government approved secure English Language Test for entry to Pre-Sessional courses. Only IELTS for UKVI and Trinity ISE are currently accepted. 

Five week

IELTS: 7.0 overall including 7.0 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE) III: Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Nine week

IELTS: 6.5 overall including 6.5 in Writing or 7.0 overall including 5.5 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II: Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.  

Thirteen week

IELTS: 6.0 overall including 6.0 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II: Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.

School of Mathematical Sciences

The minimum English Language requirements for entry to postgraduate degree programmes within the School of Mathematical Sciences are:

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. 
TOEFL: 92 overall including 21 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking.
PTE Academic: 62 overall including 57 in Writing, and 51 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): either Trinity ISE II with a minimum of Distinction in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking, or Trinity ISE III with a minimum of Pass in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.
C2 Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 overall including 169 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
C1 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 176 overall including 169 in Writing, and 162 in 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. You will require a UK government approved secure English Language Test for entry to Pre-Sessional courses. Only IELTS for UKVI and Trinity ISE are currently accepted. 

Five week

IELTS: 6.0 overall including 5.5 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE II with a minimum of Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

Nine week

IELTS: 6.0 overall including 5.0 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE II with a minimum of Pass in Writing and Merit in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Thirteen week

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

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE II with a minimum of Pass in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.

School of Medicine and Dentistry

The minimum English Language requirements for entry to postgraduate research degree programmes within the School of Medicine and Dentistry are: 

Programme

English Language Requirement

Research students undertaking non-clinical project

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

TOEFL: 92 overall including 21 in Writing, 18 in Reading and 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking. 

PTE Academic: 62 overall including 57 in Writing, and 51 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

C2 Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 including 169 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

C1 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 176 including 169 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): either ISE II with Distinction in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking, or ISE III with Pass in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Research students undertaking clinical project

IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall including 6.5 in Writing, and  5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

TOEFL: 100 overall including 24 in Writing, and 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking.

PTE Academic: 68 overall including 62 in Writing, and 51 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

C2 Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 overall including 176 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

C1 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 overall including 176 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE III 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. You will require a UK government approved secure English Language Test for entry to Pre-Sessional courses. Only IELTS for UKVI and Trinity ISE are currently accepted. 

 

Research students undertaking non-clinical project

Five week

IELTS: if any element or overall is 0.5 below

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II: Merit in Writing and Distinction, Distinction, Distinction in the other component scores

Nine week

IELTS: if any element or overall is 1.0 below

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II: Merit in Writing and Merit, Distinction, Distinction in the other component scores.

Thirteen week

IELTS: if any element or overall is 1.5 below.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II: Merit in Writing and Merit, Merit, Distinction in the other component scores.

 

Research students undertaking clinical project

Five week

IELTS: if any element or overall is 0.5 below

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE) III: Merit in Writing and Merit, Merit, Pass in the other component scores

Nine week

IELTS: if any element or overall is 1.0 below

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE) III: Merit in Writing and Merit, Pass, Pass in the other component scores

Thirteen week

IELTS: if any element or overall is 1.5 below.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE) III: Merit in Writing and Pass, Pass, Pass in the other component scores

School of Physics and Astronomy

The minimum English Language requirements for entry to postgraduate degree programmes within the School of Physics and Astronomy are:

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. 
TOEFL: 92 overall including 21 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking.
PTE Academic: 62 overall including 57 in Writing, and 51 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): either Trinity ISE II with a minimum of Distinction in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking, or Trinity ISE III with a minimum of Pass in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.
C2 Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 overall including 169 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
C1 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 176 overall including 169 in Writing, and 162 in 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. You will require a UK government approved secure English Language Test for entry to Pre-Sessional courses. Only IELTS for UKVI and Trinity ISE are currently accepted. 

Five week

IELTS: 6.0 overall including 5.5 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE II with a minimum of Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Nine week

IELTS: 6.0 overall including 5.0 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE II with a minimum of Pass in Writing, and Merit in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Thirteen week

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

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE II with a minimum of Pass in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.

School of Politics and International Relations

The minimum English Language requirements for entry to postgraduate degree programmes within the School of Politics and International Relations are:

IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall including 6.5 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. 
TOEFL: 100 overall including 24 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking.
PTE Academic: 68 overall including 62 in Writing, and 51 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE III with a minimum of Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.
C2 Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 overall including 176 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
C1 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 overall including 176 in Writing, and 162 in 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. You will require a UK government approved secure English Language Test for entry to Pre-Sessional courses. Only IELTS for UKVI and Trinity ISE are currently accepted. 

Five week

IELTS: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): either Trinity ISE II with a minimum of Distinction in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking, or Trinity ISE III with a minimum of Pass in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

Nine week

IELTS: 6.0 overall including 6.0 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE II with a minimum of Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Thirteen week

IELTS: 6.0 overall including 5.5 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Trinity ISE II with a minimum of Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.

We also accept a range of alternative qualifications to demonstrate your level of English Language proficiency.   Approved English language tests must have been taken within two years of the proposed course start date.

Exceptions

There are certain circumstances where you may not be required to have an English Language test to prove your proficiency.  If you hold a degree from a majority English speaking country or your degree has been taught and examined in English, please read our Postgraduate Guidelines below.

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, according to the academic department within which your chosen course of study is administered.

Postgraduate guidelines

If you hold a degree from a majority English speaking country plus Canada you may use this degree to satisfy the English language requirements for entry, provided the degree was completed no more than 5 years before the start date of the course to which you are applying.

If a first degree is taught for at least 2 years fully in English, and no more than 5 years have passed since the student was taught in English, the Admissions office can consider the degree for English language acceptability. These degrees will be considered on a case by case basis. Students will need to supply an academic transcript and confirmation letter from central university administration confirming the course is taught and examined in English for at least 2 years.

Degree programmes which are taught for 2 years in one country and two years in another country are acceptable only where degree is conferred by an UK institution.

Other qualifications may be taken into consideration for meeting the English language requirements and will be assessed on an individual basis.

For further queries regarding acceptable English language qualifications, please contact the Admissions team directly via email to pgtadmissions@qmul.ac.uk