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To study a preparatory programme at the International Study Centre you will need to meet certain entry requirements. Once you have decided which course you would like to study, you will need to check you meet the age, nationality and English language requirements that are needed for the programme of your choice. There are also country-specific requirements which will guide you on what qualifications you must have based on your home country's educational system.
If you are planning to start your studies study virtually from home you can find information on entry requirements here.
Age: 17+ years
Nationality: Only available to international (non-UK and non-EU) students
English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 overall (minimum 5.0 in writing and no other skill less than 4.0)**, or a higher entry requirement for progression to the MPharm in Pharmacy (5.5 in all skills)
English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 overall (5.5 all skills) or equivalent**
Age: 20+ years
English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 (in all skills) or equivalent**
If you are concerned that you do not meet the IELTS requirements for your intended programme, you can enrol in one of our English Language Preparation courses. These are offered to students who need to focus more closely on improving their language skills ahead of starting their education in the UK. You will be fully supported by attentive, experienced teachers and, upon successful completion of the English Language Preparation course, you will be ready to succeed in one of our academic programmes.
The table below shows the minimum English language level required for entry to the English Language Preparation programmes.
If you are applying to study in the UK under the Student visa route it may be necessary for you to submit a Secure English Language Test (SELT) as part of your visa application.
Find out more about valid test providers and approved test centre locations for tests taken on or after 6 April 2015. To find out if you are exempt from the SELT requirement and to find out about acceptable English language tests please contact us.
* The English language entry requirements stated are for information regarding entry to the course. If you require a UK visa to study, depending on the type of visa you need, the English language requirements and valid English tests to satisfy the UK visa criteria may differ.
** If you do not need a Student visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept an equivalent proof of English language skill.
The rules on whether you are classified as a ‘home’ or ‘overseas’ student are strictly defined by the British Government; universities do not have discretion.
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