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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.

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 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.

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: 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 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 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 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 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: 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.  

 

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: 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 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. 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: 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 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 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 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: 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 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 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 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 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: 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 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 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 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 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: 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 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 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 Geography

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

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

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

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

Environmental Science and MSc Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments 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 Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments 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 Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments 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. 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.

MSc Environmental Science and MSc Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments require 6.0 overall including 5.5 in Writing.  

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.

MSc Environmental Science and MSc Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments 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 Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments require 6.0 overall including 5.0 in Writing.  

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

MSc Environmental Science and MSc Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments 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 Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments require 5.5 overall including 5.0 in Writing.

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

MSc Environmental Science and MSc Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments require Trinity ISE II with Pass 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: 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 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 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 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 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: 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 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.

MA Applied Linguistics for English Language Teaching requires 7.0 overall including 6.5 in Writing. 

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

School of Law

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

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

Trinity 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.

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

 

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

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

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 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.
  • 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.

 

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