Check the English language and academic entry requirements for your course
The University offers a range of options for English language support. You can study English alongside your degree, or take a pre-sessional course to improve your language skills before your degree programme begins.
If English is not your first language, you will need to show that you can speak, write and understand English well enough to benefit from your university studies.
You will need to provide evidence that you have:
English language requirements vary for different degree courses. Check the details of the courses you are interested in for specific requirements. If you are still unsure, you can visit the country pages for more information or contact the International Office.
If you need to improve your English language skills before you start your degree, you can apply for one of our pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses for undergraduate or postgraduate students. These take place during the summer, before the start of the academic year.
As well as general English language programmes, there are specific courses for students interested in our art and design degrees, business and management degrees and Master of Laws (LLM) postgraduate degrees.
Another option is the English for Academic Study course which runs over three semesters. The minimum level of English you need to start this programme is IELTS 4.5.
We also run an English for Academic Purposes support programme during term time, so you can improve your English while you study for your degree. The courses are free to international students, and cover topics such as
Find out more about the term time English for Academic Purposes programme.
Other English language resources and services include:
If you are visiting the University on an Erasmus exchange or other visiting programme, you can take English language degree unit courses. You can study these either as main or alternative subjects in your academic programme.