English Language Requirements Table

Qualification FdA (EU students only) BA Masters
UCB English Proficiency Test Overall score of B2- with no less than B1+ in in each component Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component
A/AS English Language Grade D Grade C Grade C
A/AS English Language and Literature combined Grade C Grade B Grade B
AQA Level 2 certificate in English language Grade C Grade C Grade C
Cambridge: C2 Proficiency Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill
Cambridge: C1 Advanced Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill
Cambridge: B2 First Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill
Cambridge: C1 Business Higher Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill
Cambridge: B2 Business Vantage Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill
European Baccalureate English (English 1) 6.5 6.5 6.5
Functional Skills Level 2 English Pass Pass Pass
GCSE English Language Grade C or Grade 4 Grade C or Grade 4 Grade C or Grade 4
IELTS Overall score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component
IGCSE English as a first Language Grade C Grade C Grade C
IGCSE English as a second Language Grade C Grade C Grade C
International Baccalureate (Standard or Higher Level English Language and Literature combined) Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 5
International Baccalureate (Standard or Higher Level English Language Syllabus A) Grade 4 Grade 4 Grade 4
Irish Leaving Certificate English Grade C Grade C Grade C
NCUK International Foundation Year: English for Academic Purposes Module Grade C Grade C Grade C
Password English Test Overall score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component
Scottish Higher English for Speakers of Other Languages (Syllabus C222) Grade C Grade B Grade B
SQA Higher or Advanced Higher English Grade C Grade C Grade C
SQA Intermediate 2 English or National 5 English Grade C Grade B Grade B
TOEFL IBT (not taken in the UK) Overall 55, Minimums: Reading 10; Listening 9; Speaking 16; Writing 18 Overall 75, Minimums: Reading 12; Listening 11; Speaking 17; Writing 20 Overall 75, Minimums: Reading 12; Listening 11; Speaking 17; Writing 20
TOEIC (Only if taken outside the UK) Overall 605, Listening and Reading 275 and Writing and Speaking 120 Overall 785, Listening 400; Reading 385; Writing 150; Speaking 160 Overall 785, Listening 400; Reading 385; Writing 150; Speaking 160
Trinity ISE II in all four skills or ISE I in all four skills ISE II in all four skills ISE II in all four skills
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