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Postgraduate Taught 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.

***TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition***
We will be accepting the new TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition. This is a test being offered temporarily with the same format and scoring as the TOEFL test. Further information can be found on the ETS website.
***Duolingo English Test***
We will be accepting the Duolingo English Test for entry onto our Pre-Sessional English courses and distance learning postgraduate degree programmes and for 2020 entry only. For more information, please contact our Postgraduate Admissions team.

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.

Please see IELTS for UKVI, PTE Academic (UKVI), LanguageCert International ESOL SELT and Trinity ISE requirements below.

Five week

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

PTE Academic (UKVI): 57 overall including 51 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

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.

PTE Academic (UKVI): 57 overall including 42 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

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.

PTE Academic (UKVI): 51 overall including 42 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator Pass

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

For 2020 entry only, we will accept the Duolingo English Test for entry onto our Pre-Sessional English courses.

Pre-Sessional English courses

Duolingo English Test

Five week

105

Nine week

100

Thirteen week

95

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 College London, Integrated Skills in English (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.  

 

Our Business and Management MRes programmes have a higher English Language requirement.  These programmes include: 

MRes Innovation and Enterprise; MRes International Business and Politics; MRes International Business;  MRes International Financial Management;  MRes International Human Resource Management; MRes Public Services;  MRes Work and Organisation 

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 and Merit 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.  

 

Pre-Sessional English Courses 

If you fall below our standard English Language requirements, you may consider one of our Pre-Sessional English courses.

Please see IELTS for UKVI, PTE Academic (UKVI), LanguageCert International ESOL SELT and Trinity ISE requirements below.

 

Five week

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

PTE Academic (UKVI): 62 overall including 57 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass with no less than 33 in Writing

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.

PTE Academic (UKVI): 57 overall including 57 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass with no less than 33 in Writing

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.

PTE Academic (UKVI): 57 overall including 51 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

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

For 2020 entry only, we will accept the Duolingo English Test for entry onto our Pre-Sessional English courses.

Pre-Sessional English courses

Duolingo English Test

Five week

115

Nine week

110

Thirteen week

105

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

If you fall below our standard English Language requirements, you may consider one of our Pre-Sessional English courses.

Please see IELTS for UKVI, PTE Academic (UKVI), LanguageCert International ESOL SELT and Trinity ISE requirements below.

Five or

Nine week 

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

PTE Academic (UKVI): 57 overall including 51 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

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.

PTE Academic (UKVI): 51 overall including 51 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator Pass

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

For 2020 entry only, we will accept the Duolingo English Test for entry onto our Pre-Sessional English courses.

Pre-Sessional English courses

Duolingo English Test

Five or Nine week

105

Thirteen week

100

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.

MSc Data Science and Artificial Intelligence requires 6.5 overall including 6.5 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.   

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

MSc Data Science and Artificial Intelligence requires 92 overall including 24 in Writing, 22 in Reading, 21 in Listening and 23 in Speaking.  

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

MSc Data Science and Artificial Intelligence requires 62 overall including 62 in Writing, 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.

MSc Data Science and Artificial Intelligence requires 176 overall including 176 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.  

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

MSc Data Science and Artificial Intelligence requires 176 overall including 176 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.

Please see IELTS for UKVI, PTE Academic (UKVI), LanguageCert International ESOL SELT and Trinity ISE requirements below.

Five week

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

PTE Academic (UKVI): 57 overall including 51 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

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.

PTE Academic (UKVI): 57 overall including 42 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

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.

PTE Academic (UKVI): 51 overall including 42 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator Pass

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

For 2020 entry only, we will accept the Duolingo English Test for entry onto our Pre-Sessional English courses.

Pre-Sessional English courses

Duolingo English Test

Five week

105

Nine week

100

Thirteen week

95

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.

Please see IELTS for UKVI, PTE Academic (UKVI), LanguageCert International ESOL SELT and Trinity ISE requirements below.

Five week

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

PTE Academic (UKVI): 57 overall including 51 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

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.

PTE Academic (UKVI): 57 overall including 42 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

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.

PTE Academic (UKVI): 51 overall including 42 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator Pass

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

For 2020 entry only, we will accept the Duolingo English Test for entry onto our Pre-Sessional English courses.

Pre-Sessional English courses

Duolingo English Test

Five week

105

Nine week

100

Thirteen week

95

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.

Please see IELTS for UKVI, PTE Academic (UKVI), LanguageCert International ESOL SELT and Trinity ISE requirements below.

Five week

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

PTE Academic (UKVI): 62 overall including 62 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass with no less than 33 in Writing

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.

PTE Academic (UKVI): 57 overall including 57 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass with no less than 33 in Writing

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.

PTE Academic (UKVI): 57 overall including 51 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

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

For 2020 entry only, we will accept the Duolingo English Test for entry onto our Pre-Sessional English courses.

Pre-Sessional English courses

Duolingo English Test

Five week

120

Nine week

110

Thirteen week

105

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. 

MSc Environmental Science and MSc Water and Environmental Management require 6.5 overall including 6.0 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.

MSc Environmental Science and MSc Water and Environmental Management require 92 overall including 21 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.

MSc Environmental Science and MSc Water and Environmental Management require 62 overall including 57 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking.

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

Environmental Science and MSc Water and Environmental Management require 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): 185 overall including 176 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

MSc Environmental Science and MSc Water and Environmental Management require 176 overall including 169 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.  

MSc Environmental Science and MSc Water and Environmental Management require 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.

Please see IELTS for UKVI, PTE Academic (UKVI), LanguageCert International ESOL SELT and Trinity ISE requirements below.

Five week

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

MSc Environmental Science and MSc Water and Environmental Management require 6.0 overall including 5.5 in Writing.

PTE Academic (UKVI): 62 overall including 57 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

MSc Environmental Science and MSc Water and Environmental Management require 57 overall including 51 in Writing.

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass with no less than 33 in Writing

MSc Environmental Science and MSc Water and Environmental Management require B2 Communicator High Pass

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.

MSc Environmental Science and MSc Water and Environmental Management require Trinity ISE II with a minimum of Merit 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.

MSc Environmental Science and MSc Water and Environmental Management require 6.0 overall including 5.0 in Writing.

PTE Academic (UKVI): 57 overall including 57 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

MSc Environmental Science and MSc Water and Environmental Management require 57 overall including 42 in Writing.

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass with no less than 33 in Writing

MSc Environmental Science and MSc Water and Environmental Management require B2 Communicator High Pass

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

MSc Environmental Science and MSc Water and Environmental Management require Trinity ISE II with Pass in Writing, and Merit in 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.

MSc Environmental Science and MSc Water and Environmental Management require 5.5 overall including 5.0 in Writing.

PTE Academic (UKVI): 57 overall including 51 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

MSc Environmental Science and MSc Water and Environmental Management require 51 overall including 42 in Writing.

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

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

MSc Environmental Science and MSc Water and Environmental Management require Trinity ISE II with Pass in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.  

For 2020 entry only, we will accept the Duolingo English Test for entry onto our Pre-Sessional English courses.

Pre-Sessional English courses

Duolingo English Test

Five week

115

MSc Environmental Science and MSc Water and Environmental Science require 105

Nine week

110

MSc Environmental Science and MSc Water and Environmental Science require 100

Thirteen week

105

MSc Environmental Science and MSc Water and Environmental Science require 95

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.

Please see IELTS for UKVI, PTE Academic (UKVI), LanguageCert International ESOL SELT and Trinity ISE requirements below.

Five week

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

PTE Academic (UKVI): 62 overall including 57 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass with no less than 33 in Writing

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.

PTE Academic (UKVI): 57 overall including 57 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass with no less than 33 in Writing

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.

PTE Academic (UKVI): 57 overall including 51 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

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

For 2020 entry only, we will accept the Duolingo English Test for entry onto our Pre-Sessional English courses.

Pre-Sessional English courses

Duolingo English Test

Five week

115

Nine week

110

Thirteen week

105

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.

The 2 year full-time MA English Language Teaching requires 5.5 overall with 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. 

TOEFL: 100 overall including 27 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking.

The 2 year full-time MA English Language Teaching requires 72 overall with 17 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.

The 2 year full-time MA English Language Teaching requires 51 overall with 51 in Reading, Writing, 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.

The 2 year full-time MA English Language Teaching requires Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II with a minimum of Pass in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

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

The 2 year full-time MA English Language Teaching requires 162 overall with 162 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

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

The 2 year full-time MA English Language Teaching requires 162 overall with 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.


Please see IELTS for UKVI, PTE Academic (UKVI), LanguageCert International ESOL SELT and Trinity ISE requirements below.

 

Five week

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

MA English Language Teaching and MA Language Teaching requires 7.0 overall including 6.5 in Writing. The 2 year full-time MA English Language Teaching requires 5.5 overall with no less than 5.0 in Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening.

PTE Academic (UKVI): 62 overall including 62 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

MA English Language Teaching and MA Language Teaching requires 68 overall including 62 in Writing. The 2 year full-time MA English Language Teaching requires 51 overall with no less than 42 in Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening.

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass with no less than 33 in Writing

MA English Language Teaching and MA Language Teaching requires C1 Expert Pass. The 2 year full-time MA English Language Teaching requires B2 Communicator Pass.

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.

PTE Academic (UKVI): 57 overall including 57 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass with no less than 33 in Writing

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.

PTE Academic (UKVI): 57 overall including 51 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

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

For 2020 entry only, we will accept the Duolingo English Test for entry onto our Pre-Sessional English courses.

Pre-Sessional English courses

Duolingo English Test

Five week

120

MA English Language Teaching and MA Language Teaching requires 125. 

The 2 year full-time MA English Language Teaching requires 95

Nine week

115

Thirteen week

105

School of Law

The minimum English Language requirements for entry to postgraduate degree programmes within the School Law 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.
C1 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.

Please see IELTS for UKVI, PTE Academic (UKVI), LanguageCert International ESOL SELT and Trinity ISE requirements below.

Five week

IELTS: 6.5 overall including 6.5 in Writing or 7.0 overall including 6.0 in Writing and no less than 4.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

PTE Academic (UKVI): 62 overall including 62 in Writing or 68 overall including 57 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass with no less than 33 in Writing

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

PTE Academic (UKVI): 57 overall including 57 in Writing or 68 overall including 51 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass with no less than 33 in Writing

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.

PTE Academic (UKVI): 57 overall including 51 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

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


For 2020 entry only, we will accept the Duolingo English Test for entry onto our Pre-Sessional English courses.

Pre-Sessional English courses

Duolingo English Test

Five week

115

Nine week

110

Thirteen week

105

In-Sessional English Courses

The Queen Mary In-Sessional programme: Critical Thinking and Writing in Law is free to Queen Mary registered students and runs in Semesters 1,2, and 3. Students who narrowly miss the standard English language requirements will automatically be considered for the in-sessional programme in line with the requirements below. Students with higher English Language scores may join the programme for free if they wish. 

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 Pass in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.
C1 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.

 

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.

Please see IELTS for UKVI, PTE Academic (UKVI), LanguageCert International ESOL SELT and Trinity ISE requirements below.

Five week

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

PTE Academic (UKVI): 57 overall including 51 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

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.

PTE Academic (UKVI): 57 overall including 42 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

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.

PTE Academic (UKVI): 51 overall including 42 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator Pass

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

For 2020 entry only, we will accept the Duolingo English Test for entry onto our Pre-Sessional English courses.

Pre-Sessional English courses

Duolingo English Test

Five week

105

Nine week

100

Thirteen week

95

School of Medicine and Dentistry

For the School of Medicine and Dentistry English Language requirements, please click here.

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.

Please see IELTS for UKVI, PTE Academic (UKVI), LanguageCert International ESOL SELT and Trinity ISE requirements below.

Five week

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

PTE Academic (UKVI): 57 overall including 51 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

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.

PTE Academic (UKVI): 57 overall including 42 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

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.

PTE Academic (UKVI): 51 overall including 42 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator Pass

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

For 2020 entry only, we will accept the Duolingo English Test for entry onto our Pre-Sessional English courses.

Pre-Sessional English courses

Duolingo English Test

Five week

105

Nine week

100

Thirteen week

95

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.

Please see IELTS for UKVI, PTE Academic (UKVI), LanguageCert International ESOL SELT and Trinity ISE requirements below.

Five week

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

PTE Academic (UKVI): 62 overall including 57 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass with no less than 33 in Writing

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.

PTE Academic (UKVI): 57 overall including 57 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass with no less than 33 in Writing

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.

PTE Academic (UKVI): 57 overall including 51 in Writing and no less than 30 in Reading, Listening and Speaking

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass

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

For 2020 entry only, we will accept the Duolingo English Test for entry onto our Pre-Sessional English courses.

Pre-Sessional English courses

Duolingo English Test

Five week

115

Nine week

110

Thirteen week

105

Alternative English Language Qualifications

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.

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 (IELTS 5.5 or equivalent in 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 our Thirteen week pre-sessional courses. Only IELTS for UKVI, PTE Academic (UKVI), LanguageCert International ESOL SELT and Trinity ISE are accepted.   The Pre-sessional English course requirements are published 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 your first degree was taught for at least 2 years fully in English, and no more than 5 years have passed since this was awarded, the Admissions Office will consider the degree for English language acceptability on a case by case basis.  You will need to supply an academic transcript and confirmation letter from central university administration confirming that the course was 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 the 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.
  • If you have at least one year of recent employment using English as the main language of communication, we can consider a letter from your employer confirming your English language proficiency in all four component scores in addition to an approved English language test outside the standard validity period.
  • We will accept evidence of current registration with the General Medical Council, General Dental Council or General Pharmaceutical Council in lieu of an English language qualification.

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