Postgraduate Degrees - English Requirements

You must refer to the College you will be studying in to confirm the English Language requirements for your programme of study.

English language proficiency is assessed by referral to the following tests.

College of Arts and Social Science

All postgraduate programmes (both taught and research) have the following English Language requirements:

 IELTS Academic

Listening - 5.5 or above
Reading – 6.0 or above
Speaking - 5.5 or above
Writing - 6.0 or above
Overall - 6.5

 TOEFL iBT
 
TOEFL DI code is 0818

Listening - 17 or above
Reading - 21 or above
Speaking - 20 or above
Writing - 21 or above
Overall – 90

 PTE Academic

Listening - 51 or above
Reading - 54 or above
Speaking - 51 or above
Writing - 54 or above
Overall - 62

 Cambridge English
 Advanced & Proficiency

Listening - 162 or above
Reading - 169 or above
Speaking - 162 or above
Writing - 169 or above
Overall – 176

College of Physical Sciences

For postgraduate study, there are two distinct English Language criteria, referred to as Postgraduate Standard and Postgraduate Higher as outlined in the table below. Postgraduate Standard refers to the English Language proficiency required for entry to the majority of postgraduate programmes within the College of Physical Sciences. Postgraduate Higher courses currently include MSc Oil and Gas Enterprise Management and MSc Integrated Petroleum Geoscience

  Postgraduate Standard Postgraduate Higher
IELTS Academic

Listening - 5.5 or above
Reading - 5.5 or above
Speaking - 5.5 or above
Writing - 6.0 or above
Overall - 6.5

Listening - 5.5 or above
Reading - 5.5 or above
Speaking - 5.5 or above
Writing - 6.0 or above
Overall - 7.0

TOEFL iBT
TOEFL DI code is 0818

Listening - 17 or above
Reading - 18 or above
Speaking - 20 or above
Writing - 21 or above
Overall – 90 

Listening - 17 or above
Reading - 18 or above
Speaking - 20 or above
Writing - 21 or above
Overall – 100

PTE Academic

Listening - 51 or above
Reading - 51 or above
Speaking - 51 or above
Writing - 54 or above
Overall - 62 

Listening - 51 or above
Reading - 51 or above
Speaking - 51 or above
Writing - 54 or above
Overall - 70

Cambridge English
Advanced & Profieciency

Listening - 162or above
Reading - 162 or above
Speaking - 162 or above
Writing - 169 or above
Overall - 176 

Listening - 162 or above
Reading - 162 or above
Speaking - 162 or above
Writing - 169 or above
Overall - 185

College of Life Sciences and Medicine

All postgraduate programmes* (both taught and research) have the following English Language requirements:

*with the exception of the Physician Associate Studies programme. Please find their English Language requirements here.

 

Postgraduate Standard

 IELTS Academic

Listening - 5.5 or above
Reading - 5.5 or above
Speaking - 5.5 or above
Writing - 6.0 or above
Overall - 6.5

 TOEFL iBT
 
TOEFL DI code is 0818

Listening - 17 or above
Reading - 18 or above
Speaking - 20 or above
Writing - 21 or above
Overall - 90 

 PTE Academic

Listening - 51 or above
Reading - 51 or above
Speaking - 51 or above
Writing - 54 or above
Overall - 62

 Cambridge English
 Advanced & Proficiency

Listening - 162or above
Reading - 162 or above
Speaking - 162or above
Writing - 169 or above
Overall - 176