If English is not your first language or you are not from a majority English speaking country, you must take a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or an International English Language Test Scheme (IELTS) and meet all minimum scores.
Alternatively, you must have a Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or a Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).
Your test must have been taken no more than two years before the start date of your course.
- Minimum overall score required for TOEFL is 110 (Listening: 22, Reading: 24, Writing: 24 and Speaking: 25)
- Minimum overall score required for IELTS is 7.5 (minimum required on each component for IELTS: 7)
- Minimum overall score required for CPE is 191 (minimum 185 per component)
- Minimum overall score required for CAE is 191 (minimum 185 per component)
English language test waivers
At the discretion of the academic department, the requirement to provide English language test scores may be waived.
You may apply for a waiver if you have completed, or are currently completing, a degree-level course that is:
- At least nine months in duration
- Undertaken at a recognised institution where teaching and assessment throughout the course is undertaken entirely in English
- Has been completed no more than 2 academic years before the start date of the course to which you are applying
You may also apply for a waiver based on substantial professional experience if:
- You have worked for a minimum of two years in a majority English speaking country where the main language for the role was English;
- Your role involved daily professional use of each of the four language components (reading, writing, listening and speaking);
- You worked in an appropriately technical context to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in an academic environment; and
- Your role has ended no more than two years before the start date of the course to which you are applying.
If you meet either the criteria based on your previous education or your professional experience, you will need to indicate this by answering yes or no to the English language waiver questions on the ‘Languages’; tab of the application form. If you choose the professional experience option, you will need to summarise your role and use of English to enable the assessors to judge whether it meets the criteria.
The academic department will consider your request if you are offered a place. If your request is accepted, you won't be required to provide English language test results as a condition of your offer. Otherwise, you will still have to provide English language test scores at the required level for your course, by a deadline stated in your offer letter.