Northumbria University IELTS Requirement

 

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Education, Newcastle, United Kingdom

Country
United Kingdom
City
Newcastle
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www.northumbria.ac.uk

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Northumbria University is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence.

Application or course type Minimum IELTS Academic score Minimum IELTS General Training score Additional information
Undergraduate 6.0
Postgraduate 6.5
Foundation 5.5

This is an indicative band score only and you should confirm the score required for the course of your choice with the recognising organisation

The University’s English language requirements for most academic courses are listed below. We usually require you to have a University recognised English language test such as IELTS, Pearson or equivalent.

If your qualification is not listed please contact international@northumbria.ac.uk

Foundation and English Language Programmes

Foundation & English Language Programmes IELTS Minimum Component Trinity Minimum Component
International Foundation Programmes 5.0 4.0 ISE I Pass
International Foundation – Law 5.5 4.0 ISE II Pass
English Language Pre Sessional Programme 4.5-6.0 4.0 ISE I Pass

Students studying below degree level on a Tier 4 Visa must also meet UKVI requirements and you must have a SELT (Secure English Language Test) taken at an approved centre.

Undergraduate Programmes

Undergraduate Programmes IELTS Minimum Component PEARSON Minimum Component
All Undergraduate Programmes (exceptions below) 6.0 5.5 54 51
Health Professional Courses 6.5 6.0 62 54
Midwifery BSc (Hons), Nursing Studies/Registered Nurse (adult) BSc (Hons) 7.0 7.0 69 69
Social Work BSc (Hons), Physiotherapy BSc (Hons), Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons) 7.0 6.5 69 62
Dip HE Medical Science Year 1 (Pre-med Year)* 6.5 6.0 62 54
Dip HE Medical Science Year 2* 7.0 6.5 69 62
Law 6.5 5.5 62 51
Engineering Programmes 5.5 5.5 51 51

*Students studying below degree level on a Tier 4 Visa must also meet UKVI requirements and you must have a SELT (Secure English Language Test) taken at an approved centre.

 

Undergraduate Programmes Final Year/Top Up

Undergraduate Programmes Final Year/Top Up IELTS Minimum Component Pearson Minimum Component
All Undergraduate Programmes (exceptions Below) 6.5 5.5 62 51
Engineering Programmes Final Year Entry 6.0 5.5 54 51
School of Life Sciences Programmes 6.5 6.0 62 54

Postgraduate Taught Programmes

Postgraduate Taught Programmes IELTS* Minimum Component PEARSON Minimum Component
All programmes (exceptions below) 6.5 5.5 62 51
Bar Professional Training Course 7.5 7.5 73 73
School of Life Sciences Postgraduate Programmes (exceptions Below) 6.5 6.0 62 54
Master in Nursing (Mnurs), Midwifery Studies PgDip 7.0 7.0 69 69
MA Social Work, MSc Physiotherapy, MSc Occupational Health 7.0 6.5 69 62
MSc Computer Network Technology, MSc Electrical Power Engineering, MSc Microelectronic & Communication Engineering, MSc Renewable & Sustainable 6.0 5.5 54 51

Postgraduate Research Programmes

Postgraduate Research Programmes IELTS* Minimum Component PEARSON Minimum Component
All Research Programmes Faculties of Engineering & Environment, Health & Life Sciences, Arts, Design and Social Sciences (exeptions below) 6.5 6.0 62 54
Faculty of Business & Law 6.5 6.0 (Except 6.5 for Writing) 62 54 (Except 62 for Writing

English Language Pre-Sessional Courses

For students who have not yet met the English requirements, Northumbria offers a Pre sessional English programme at our Newcastle campus.

Northumbria Virtual Advisor

If you have any further questions about English Language Requirements please use our online enquiry service.