University Of Chichester Entry Requirements

By | 10th May 2017

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University Of Chichester Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

We accept students from a wide range of educational backgrounds from around the world.

When considering your application, we will look at your academic achievement and potential, any relevant experience, your English language proficiency and suitability for the course you have chosen.

Undergraduate Study (BA/BSc/FdA/FdSc)

We accept a wide range of internationally recognised qualifications. As a general guide, most of our undergraduate programmes accept one of the following.

  • A recognised and relevant foundation/Access course (minimum pass mark for a UK-based foundation programme is usually 55%)
  • High School Diploma (to age 18) where it is deemed equivalent to A Levels (3 A Level passes at BCC/CCC)
  • An International Baccalaureate (30 points)
  • EDEXCEL BTEC National Diploma (MMM-DMM)

International Foundation Course

If you have not completed 13 years of primary and secondary education you may need to complete an international foundation course before entering an undergraduate degree
Our partner institutions, offer a wide variety of programmes to prepare you for studying at university.

Chichester College offers a business foundation and a business diploma programme which provides guaranteed progression to many business-related degree programmes at the University, once you have reached the required language level.

We also have agreements with several Foundation course providers such as:

  • Study Group
  • EF
  • INTO
  • CATS College
  • Kings Colleges

If you successfully complete the Foundation or Diploma programme you can progress on to Year 1 or Year 2 of a degree at the University of Chichester (subject to achieving satisfactory academic and English Language test results). Please contact us for more information. 

Qualifications Check

Please contact the Admissions Office to find out if your qualification is suitable. If you do not have a UK qualification or an International Baccalaureate you can use UK NARIC to find out how the qualifications that you already have compare to UK qualifications.

UK NARIC is the national agency that provides information and advice about how qualifications and skills from overseas compare to the UK’s qualifications. You can find out more on the UK NARIC website.

International English Studies

You can start your undergraduate degree programme with an IELTS Cambridge English Scale score of 162 to 168 (was IELTS 5.5) (or equivalent) by choosing to study a joint degree (50% / 50%) with International English Studies. Over your first year your English will improve so, if you wish, you can change to a single honours or major/minor combination degree in your second year.

You can also choose to take International English Studies (IES) as a joint or minor subject for one, two or three years with the subjects above. This will greatly improve your language abilities. Students who choose to study a joint or minor with IES typically achieve higher grades than those who don’t.

For more information please contact: International English, University of Chichester, Bognor Regis Campus Upper Bognor Road, West Sussex PO21 IHR UK.

Telephone: +44 (0)1243 812194

Fax: +44 (0)1243 812000

Email: international@chi.ac.uk

English language

All students whose first language is not English should have met the minimum English language requirement before commencing your programme. The level required will depend upon the programme and level of study. With an IELTS 6.0 (Cambridge English Scale score 169 to 175) with 6.0 writing and no component less than 5.5 (Cambridge English Scale score of 162 to 168) (or equivalent) you can join most of our single honours undergraduate programmes. If your level falls below 5.5 you may be able to apply for our pre-sessional programme.

Pre-sessional programmes

Applicants who have met the general entrance requirements of their programme but who have an IELTS score 0.5 below that required (or equivalent other qualification) may be admitted to the University’s Pre-sessional Programme.

English language proficiency requirements

IELTS TOEFL iBT Pearson Cambridge Anglia Proficiency City and Guilds IESOL Trinity College Common European Framework
154 – 161 59 36 – 42 FCE grade C       B1
162 – 168 72 43 – 49 FCE grade B Pass Communicator B2 ISE II B2
169 – 175 87 50 – 57 CAE grade C Merit Communicator B2 ISE II B2
176 – 184 95 58 – 64 CAE grade B   Expert C1 ISE III C1

 University of Chichester In-House Test

The University of Chichester also offers a FREE TESTING service to students applying to Chichester.

The test is an IELTS equivalent, and is for students who are already in the UK or who are applying through one of our authorised agents in country. The results of this test can only be used to apply for courses at Chichester.

For more information please contact: International Advice and Support, University of Chichester, Bognor Regis Campus Upper Bognor Road, West Sussex PO21 IHR UK.

Telephone: +44 (0)1243 812194

Email: international@chi.ac.uk

Postgraduate Study (MA/MSc/PGDip)

As a general guide, for postgraduate study you’ll need to hold the equivalent of a good honours degree (2.1 or above) from a recognised university.

We also accept applications from students who have completed a ‘top-up’ degree at a UK university. If you hold a UK degree you don’t need to provide an IELTS or other test certificate.

We also accept HND level qualifications if you have:

  • relevant and substantial professional work experience and/or qualifications;
  • completed a recognised pre-masters or graduate diploma in a relevant subject

Qualifications Check

Please contact the Admissions Office to find out if your qualification is suitable. If you do not have a UK qualification you can use UK NARIC to find out how the qualifications that you already have compare to UK qualifications. UK NARIC is the national agency that provides information and advice about how qualifications and skills from overseas compare to the UK’s qualifications. You can find out more on the UK NARIC website.

English Language

All students whose first language is not English should have met the minimum English language requirement before commencing your programme. For direct entry to MSc and MA taught programmes you can apply with a score of 6.5 (Cambridge English Scale score 176 to 184), with no element less than 6.0 (Cambridge English Scale score 169 to 175) except for MSc International Business programmes (see below).

Pre-sessional Language and Study Skills programmes

Applicants who have met the general entrance requirements of their programme but who have an IELTS score 0.5 below that required (or equivalent other qualification) may be admitted to the University’s Pre-Sessional Programme. We encourage all our Masters level students to arrive early and study the six week Pre-Sessional Language & Study Skills Programme.

For more information please contact: Applied Language Studies, University of Chichester, Bognor Regis Campus Upper Bognor Road, West Sussex PO21 IHR UK.

Telephone: +44 (0)1243 812194

Fax: +44 (0)1243 812000

Email: ALS@chi.ac.uk

English language equivalents

IELTS TOEFL iBT Pearson Test Cambridge Trinity College
6.0

(169 – 175)

87 50-57 CAE grade C ISE II
6.5

(176 – 184)

95 58-64 CAE grade B ISE III

University of Chichester In-House Test

The University of Chichester also offers a FREE TESTING service to students applying to Chichester.

The test is an IELTS equivalent, and is for students who are already in the UK or who are applying through one of our authorised agents in country. The results of this test can only be used to apply for courses at Chichester.

For more information please contact: International Advice and Support, University of Chichester, Bognor Regis Campus Upper Bognor Road, West Sussex PO21 IHR UK.

Telephone: +44 (0)1243 812194

Email: international@chi.ac.uk