COVID-19 is disrupting exams and English language testing across the world. For 2020 entry, we have expanded the number of qualifications we are able to accept. If you have, or are sitting, one of the qualifications listed here then you do not need to take an IELTS test, even if we asked you to do so in your offer.
- English language, English literature, or English language and literature A-levels at grade D or above, if taken within three years of the start of the course.
- UK international colleges language tests, subject to being awarded from an accredited institution and at the CEFR B2 minimum levels required.
- Combined IELTS scores and TOEFL iBT MyBest scores provided all tests meet the two-year validity period.
- Foundation degrees from UK universities which were achieved in the 2019–20 academic year.
- Foundation/pre-sessional and pre-masters courses from other UK universities so long as they were achieved in the 2019–20 academic year.
- Some degrees taught entirely in English from outside of majority English-speaking countries provided that the institution is recognised by NARIC, it is within the two-year validity period and we can evidence that the teaching was entirely in English.
If you need additional English language training our pre-sessional courses will be delivered online this year.
Additionally, we will soon be confirming details of our online test for students who need English language assessment but not training.
All qualifications are subject to our normal admissions checks and the above is only a summary and not a guarantee that your qualification will definitely be accepted. Contact the enquiries and admissions team for more support and guidance.
We will continue to accept the standard English language qualifications detailed below. Providers are working hard to find alternative ways for students to sit the tests. Check directly with them for updates on these options.