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Entry requirements

To join us you will need to meet our minimum entry requirements

These differ for each programme. If you have any doubts about whether you meet these requirements, contact us. We can also help if you cannot find your qualification or country on the list.

Joining us on campus

You can start your studies with a UKVI- approved Secure English Language Test (SELT), provided you have met all the programme entry requirements.

The test results must have been achieved in the past 24 months and meet the minimum English equivalency score for your chosen programme.

  • IELTS Academic for UKVI
  • Trinity Integrated Skills in English UKVI
  • Pearson PTE Academic UKVI
  • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT
  • PSI Skills for English UKVI (4 components)

You will need to obtain a SELT with the required minimum score to make a Student Visa application in order to come to campus.

You can start your studies in 2022 with a UKVI-approved Secure English Language Test (SELT), or an accepted alternative equivalent assessment, provided you meet all the programme entry requirements. 

The test results must have been achieved in the past 24 months and meet the minimum English equivalency score for your chosen programme.

UKVI-approved SELTS include:

  • IELTS Academic for UKVI
  • Trinity Integrated Skills in English UKVI
  • Pearson PTE Academic UKVI
  • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT
  • PSI Skills for English UKVI (4 components)

Alternative tests accepted include:

  • Pearson PTE Academic / Pearson PTE Academic Online
  • IELTS Academic (non UKVI) / IELTS Academic Online
  • LanguageCert International ESOL
  • TOEFL iBT / TOEFL iBT Home Edition
  • Cambridge ESOL
  • Duolingo
  • Cambridge Linguaskill
  • Oxford Test of English
  • Academic English Skills
  • Password Skills Solo

Study Group is permitted to assess students’ suitability for entry onto programmes which are degree level and above under the registration for the UK Office for Students. You are therefore not required to have a UKVI SELT to obtain a Student Visa when you come to campus.

Check the entry requirements for your programme

If you do not meet the English language requirements for your pathway programme, you can join an English language preparation course first.

To progress to your undergraduate or postgraduate degree, you will be required to successfully complete your pathway programme and achieve the required grades.

Undergraduate pathway entry requirements

Undergraduate Foundation Programme

  • Nationality: Only available to overseas students‡, non-UK/Ireland
  • Age: You must be 17 years old before the start of the first term
  • English: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 overall (minimum 4.5 in writing and 4.0 in other areas)
  • Academic: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent academic study
CountryEntry Requirements
AzerbaijanSuccessful completion of Attestat/Certificate of Secondary Education (Grade 11)
BahrainSuccessful completion of Tawjahiya (Secondary school leaving cert) average grade of 80% or above, including relevant subjects
BangladeshHSC with overall GPA 3.25 or 55%, with 55% or above in Maths and English. Maximum age 21 years & 364 days
BelarusSuccessful completion of Attestat/11th grade – with minimum GPA 7.0
BrazilSuccessful completion of Ensino Medio in 5 or more subjects
CambodiaSuccessful completion of Diploma of Upper Secondary school (year 12). Grade C in 5 or more relevant subjects
ChinaSuccessful completion of Senior High 2 at an average grade of 70% or Senior High 3 at an average of 65% or above
ColombiaSuccessful completion of Bachillerato in 5 or more relevant subjects
GhanaSuccessful completion of West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate. Grades 1-6 (A - C) in 4 or more subjects
Hong KongForm 5 in a minimum of 4 academic subjects (grades will be assessed on a case by case basis) or HKDSE with minimum grades 223, must have Maths
IndiaSuccessful completion of Standard 10+1 at 70% or 10+2 at 55% or above
IndonesiaSuccessful completion of SMU 2 with average grade of 7.0 or SMU 3 with average grade of 6.5 (5 relevant subjects required)
IranSuccessful completion of High School Diploma (3 years) with a minimum GPA of 14 including relevant subjects
JapanSuccessful completion of Upper Secondary School certificate (Kotogakko) at an average of 70% or above
JordanSuccessful completion of High School Certificate (Tawjihi) with 80% in 4 or more relevant subjects
KazakhstanSuccessful completion of Attestat/Certificate of Secondary Education with passes in 4 or more relevant subjects
KoreaKorean High school graduation equivalency exam - 70%+ including relevant subjects
KuwaitSuccessful completion of Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) with overall passmark of 80% or above in relevant subjects
LaosSuccessful completion of Baccalaureat/11th grade with 5 passes in relevant subjects
LibyaSuccessful completion of Secondary Education Certificate (General Secondary Schools) with average of 80% or above
MalaysiaSPM school: Form 5, Term 2 or Mid-Year transcript - Grades of A- C achieved in 5 relevant academic subjects to include English and Maths
MexicoSuccessful completion of Bachillerato with average grade of 70% or above
MoldovaSuccessful completion of Attestat/11th grade with minimum GPA of 7.0
MoroccoDiplôme du Baccalauréat with grade average of 12
MyanmarSuccessful completion of Basic Education High school Matriculation (11 years). Minimum of 60% achieved overall, including 60% in 5 relevant subjects
NepalSuccessful completion of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with 60% or above
NigeriaSuccessful completion of West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate with grades 1-6 in 4 or more relevant subjects
OmanSuccessful completion of Thanawiya Amma (School Leaving Certificate) with an overall passmark of 80% or above in relevant subjects
PakistanSuccessful completion of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with passes in 4 or more relevant subjects.
Philippines80% pass in High School Diploma from top schools or 85% pass in High School Diploma from all other schools
QatarSuccessful completion of Thanawaya Aam Qatari (School Leaving Certificate) with minimum pass mark of 80% in relevant subjects.
RussiaSuccessful completion of Attestat/11th grade with a minimum GPA of 4.0
Saudi ArabiaSuccessful completion of Tawjihiya (General Secondary Education Certificate) with an overall passmark of 80% or above in relevant subjects
SingaporeSecondary 4: Term 2 or Mid-Year transcript - Grades of A- C achieved in 5 relevant academic subjects to include English and Maths
South AfricaSuccessful completion of Senior Certificate with 5 passes in relevant subjects
Sri LankaSuccessful completion of Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education with 6 O Levels at Grade B or above
TaiwanSuccessful completion of Senior High 2 at an average grade of 75% or Senior High 3 at an average of 70% or above
ThailandSuccessful completion of MAW5 (Mathayom Suska 5) with a GPA of 2.5 or MAW 6.0 with a GPA of 2.0 in 6 relevant subjects
TurkeySuccessful completion of Devlet Lise Diploması (High School Completion) - 65% overall with minimum 60% in relevant subjects
UAESuccessful completion of Tawjihiyya (School Leaving Certificate) with an overall passmark of 80% or above in relevant subjects
UkraineSuccessful completion of Attestat/11th grade with a GPA of 7.0
UzbekistanSuccessful completion of Attestat/11th grade
VenezuelaSuccessful completion of Titulo de Educacion Media General with min 13/20 in 5 relevant subjects
VietnamSuccessful completion of Secondary School Graduation/Year 12 with a score of 7.0 or above

IGCSE/GCSE/O-Level: 
5 passes at A-C in relevant subjects (excluding native language). New grades 9-4 in English and Maths. 

The Diploma of the International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma) and the Diploma Programme Course (IB Certificate)  
26 points

International Year One BBA

  • Nationality: Only available to overseas students‡, non-UK/Ireland
  • Age: Students should be at least 17 years old
  • English: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 overall (minimum 5.0 in writing and 4.0 in other areas)
  • Academic: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent academic study plus one year of further study
CountryEntry Requirements
AustraliaYear 12 = A Levels (final school certificate has different titles for each state) Students must also have a minimum ATAR score of 80.0.0 (ATAR score does not apply to Queensland)
AzerbaijanSecondary School leaving certificate/11th grade graduation with grades 4 & 5 plus evidence of 1 year of further study e.g specialist diploma/1st year of uni degree studies.
BahrainTawjahiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 80% minimum plus evidence of 1 year of further study (e.g. 1st year of 2 year diploma)
BangladeshHSC grades 3.0-5.0 (60%/A&B) plus completion of 1st year of degree/diploma level studies. Maximum age 22 years & 364 days
BelarusAttestat/11th grade – with minimum GPA 7.0 (all good and excellent grades) + plus Successful completion of 1 further year (= GPA 5.0)
BrazilEnsino Medio - 5 subjects min (6.9 - 5.0 / regular / C / 3) + 1 further year
BruneiCambridge A level/Matriculation (160 UCAS points)
CambodiaDiploma of Upper Secondary school = year 12. Grading A - Excellent , B - Very Good, C - Good. 5 subjects minimum grade C inc relevant subjects. + 1 further year of study.
CameroonNot Specified - refer to admissions or Academic Manager
CanadaHigh School Diploma Grade 12 65%+
China

SH3 with 80% or above in 4 or more key subjects (including relevant subjects)

SH2 with 70% or above in 4 or more key subjects (including relevant subjects) plus successfully completed 1 year of further year of study with a pass;

SH3 with a pass of 65% overall plus 55% in overall Gaokao results

ColombiaBachillerato - 5 relevant subjects (Maths (B) =plus extra year study
EgyptThanawiya Amma 75% plus successful completion of 1 year of further study
EthiopiaTVET (10+3 Diploma) Grade B
GambiaPart study of Ordinary National Diploma or College Certificate
GhanaWest African Higher School Certificate plus Ghanaian A Level plus 1 year of further study e.g. Polytechnic Diploma
Hong KongHKDSE 333 - all subjects accepted
IndiaYear 12 HSC 60%
Indonesia7.5 SMU 3 (5 relevant subjects require) OR 1st Year university study with grade 2.0 and above
Iran

Pre Uni Year Peeshdaneshgahe 14/20.

Or 1 year Kardani 14/20, or 2 year Kardani 13/20.

JamaicaDiploma, NVQ or 1st year degree level studies.
JapanHigh School/Upper Secondary School leaving certificate plus evidence of further study to include inc 1 yr of study at Senmon Gakko (Some Business modules must be included for Business and Management pathways.) Or part study of Junior College Diploma / Technical Associate Degree / Vocational Training Certificate / Diploma / National Certificate. High School leaving certificate with 3.5 GPA accepted alone, lower if there is one more year of further study.)
JordanHigh School certificate (Tawjihi) 80% plus evidence of 1 year of further study. Community College Certificate / Diploma / General Vocational Secondary Education Certificate
KazakhstanCertificate of Secondary Education with grade 4 & 5 across all subjects plus evidence of 1 year of further study. Part study of Specialist Diploma. Diplom o srednem spetsialnom obrazovanii (Diploma of Specialised Secondary Education until 1991).
KenyaKenyan Cert (KCSE) grades 1- 6 in 5 or more subjects
KoreaFrom SH3 graduates: 4th Grade average in rank, with at least 4th grade in relevant/prerequisite subjects. High School Diploma or Junior Vocational College Diploma.
KuwaitShahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) is comparable to GCSE A*-C where an overall passmark of 80% or above plus evidence of 1 year of further study e.g. Vocational Training Centre Certificate/Diploma/part study of bachelors degree
LaosBaccalaureate/11th grade - 5 subjects combining B and C inc relevant subjects + 1 year of further study
LebanonBaccalaureate - minimum 13 points inc relevant subjects and further year of study
LibyaSecondary Education Certificate (General Secondary Schools) - 80% or above plus evidence of 1 year of further study post completion of secondary school
MacauCambridge Overseas Higher School Cert A-E (COHSC), part study of Diploma, Higher Diploma or Associate degree.
MalaysiaSTPM or A Levels with 2 principal passes, or UEC with aggregate of not more than 30 points for 6 subjects inc English
Student with other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis
MauritiusCambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) / GCE A level / Ordinary Technician Diploma /part study of Diploma, University of Mauritius/Higher Technician Diploma
MexicoBachillerato 90% or 75% + 1 year HE (pass)
MoldovaAttestat/11th grade – with minimum GPA 7.0 (all good and excellent grades) + plus Successful completion of 1 further year (= GPA 5.0)
MoroccoDiplôme du Baccalauréat with grade average of 14 plus further year
MongoliaHigh School certificate 70% plus evidence of further study. Part study of Certificate of Vocational Education/bachelor/university diploma.
MyanmarBasic Education High school Matriculation = 11 years. Minimum of 60% achieved overall, inc 60% in 5 relevant subjects + 1 further year of study. Further year can include GAC - GPA 2.00
NepalHigher Secondary Certificate (HSC) - 60% or above
New ZealandNCEA - Level 3 = equivalent to A Levels minimum 80 credits with 60 achieved at level 3 and remaining 20, level 2,
NigeriaWAEC, SSCE or GCE grades A1 - C6 in 5 or more subjects. plus successful completion of 1 year of further study e.g. National Diploma/Certificate.
OmanSchool Leaving Certificate minimum 80% with relevant subjects + 1 year of further study.
PakistanHSC grade 60% plus successful completion of 1 year of further study
Or HSC Grade 75%
Philippines80% pass in High School Diploma from list of top schools (school list in general rules tab) or 85% pass in High School Diploma from all other schools plus 1 further year of study
Qatar School Leaving Certificate 85% relevant subjects + 1 year of further study inc.QABP at 77% (and specific requirements as above for Engineering)
Russia (+ Chechnya)Attestat with minimum GPA 4.0 plus successful completion of 1 further year (= GPA 3.0)
RwandaRwandan Advanced GCSE - 3 subjects 70% (Grade B)
Saudi Arabia High School 80% + part study of Diploma.
SingaporeSingapore O Levels A1 – C6 in 4 subjects, plus 1 year part study of Polytechnic Diploma / Polytechnic Certificate / Polytechnic Advanced Diploma. Singapore/Cambridge A Levels – see UCAS points for assessment. H1 = AS level UCAS H2 = A levels UCAS
South AfricaSenior Cert with Matriculation Endorsement = Five Passes - BBCCC (relevant subjects) or National Senior Certificate = Five subjects grades 66555 (relevant subjects)
Sri LankaSri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) 2 x C plus 1 x S.
Or part completion of diploma level studies.
TaiwanSH3 (75%) or Senior High 3 (65%) + 1 year of further study
TanzaniaCambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate A-E / National Form VI exam / Technical College Certificate / Diploma/ Advanced Diploma
ThailandHigh School certificate (MAW6) GPA 3.0
TurkeyDevlet Lise Diploması (High School Completion) - 60% overall
UAEHigh School certificate (Tawjihiyya) 80% plus evidence of 1 year of further study. Part study of Specialist/University Diploma or Associate Degree.
UgandaCambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) / East African Advanced Certificate / Higher Diploma / National Certificate / National Diploma UACE Grades A- D
UkraineAttestat/11th grade – with minimum GPA 7.0 (all good and excellent grades) + plus Successful completion of 1 further year (= GPA 5.0)
USASATs 500 in Reading and Writing & Maths PLUS 500 in two SAT II subject test
Or ACT 24 overall Or 2 APs at grade 3 in relevant subject areas
UzbekistanAttestat with minimum GPA 4.0 and 1 further year study of diploma of post secondary education, specialist diploma and Bakalavr.
VenezuelaTitulo de Educacion Media General - 5 subjects min 13/20 + 1 further year
VietnamYear 12 GPA 7.5 + further study

Other qualifications 
International School System - all markets IB Diploma 29 points (Subject pass mark = 3), UCAS 160 points

International Year Two Civil Engineering

  • Nationality: Only available to overseas students‡, non-UK/Ireland
  • Age: Students must be 17 years old before the start of the first term
  • English: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in writing and 5.0 in other areas)
  • Academic: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent academic study plus one year of further study (high school-level Physics and Maths qualifications required)
CountryEntry Requirements
AustraliaYear 12 = A Levels (final school certificate has different titles for each state) Students must also have a minimum ATAR score of 80.0.0 (ATAR score does not apply to Queensland) 
AzerbaijanSecondary School leaving certificate/11th grade graduation with grades 4 & 5 plus evidence of 1 year of further study e.g specialist diploma/1st year of university degree studies
BahrainTawjahiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 80% minimum plus evidence of 1 year of further study (e.g. 1st year of 2 year diploma)
BangladeshHSC grades 3.0-5.0 (60%/A&B) plus completion of 1st year of degree/diploma level studies. 50% min. required for relevant subjects ie. Maths and Sciences. Physics is required at year 11 for Engineering.
BelarusAttestat/11th grade – with minimum GPA 7.0 (all good and excellent grades) + plus Successful completion of 1 further year (= GPA 5.0)
BrazilEnsino Medio - 5 subjects min (6.9 - 5.0 / regular / C / 3) + 1 further year
BruneiCambridge A level/Matriculation (160 UCAS points)
CambodiaDiploma of Upper Secondary school = year 12. Grading A - Excellent , B - Very Good, C - Good. 5 subjects minimum grade C inc relevant subjects. + 1 further year of study.
CanadaHigh School Diploma Grade 12 65%+
ChinaGao Kao with overall grade 50% or SH3/Senior High 3 with 75% or above in 4 or more subjects, plus evidence of further studies/year 1 studies in Junior College Diploma (IF further year of study is not relevant, then High School maths grade must be 60% or higher for Business and Management).
ColombiaBachillerato - 5 relevant subjects (Maths (B) Good or above required for Business and Management and Computing pathways) plus extra year study
EgyptThanawiya Amma 75% plus successful completion of 1 year of further study
EthiopiaTVET (10+3 Diploma) Grade B
GambiaPart study of Ordinary National Diploma or College Certificate
GhanaWest African Higher School Certificate plus Ghanaian A Level plus 1 year of further study e.g. Polytechnic Diploma
Hong KongHKDSE- 333 from eligible subjects, inc one elective (Liberal Studies not eligible subjects) May consider 2 year Associate degree GPA 2.6+ , refer to HoC).
IndiaYear 12 HSC 70%+
Indonesia7.5 SMU 3 (5 relevant subjects require) OR 1st Year university study with grade 2.0 and above
IranPre Uni Year Peeshdaneshgahe 14/20, or 1 year Kardani 14/20, or 2 year Kardani 13/20.
JamaicaDiploma, NVQ or 1st year degree level studies. 
JapanHigh School/Upper Secondary School leaving certificate plus evidence of further study to include inc 1 yr of study at Senmon Gakko (some Business modules must be included for Business and Management pathways). Part study of Junior College Diploma / Technical Associate Degree / Vocational Training Certificate / Diploma / National Certificate. (Case by case for centre referral only: High School/Upper Secondary School leaving certificate and evidence of further study but High School leaving certificate with 3.5 GPA accepted alone, lower if there is one more year of further study.)
JordanHigh School certificate (Tawjihi) 80% plus evidence of 1 year of further study. Community College Certificate / Diploma / General Vocational Secondary Education Certificate.
KazakhstanCertificate of Secondary Education with grade 4 & 5 across all subjects plus evidence of 1 year of further study. Part study of Specialist Diploma. Diplom o srednem spetsialnom obrazovanii (Diploma of Specialised Secondary Education until 1991).
KenyaKenyan Cert (KCSE) grades 1- 6 in 5 or more subjects plus successfully completed 1 year of further year of study
KoreaFrom SH3 graduates: 4th Grade average in rank, with at least 4th grade in relevant/prerequisite subjects. High School Diploma or Junior Vocational College Diploma.
KuwaitShahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama (General Secondary School Certificate) is comparable to GCSE A*-C where an overall passmark of 80% or above plus evidence of 1 year of further study, e.g. Vocational Training Centre Certificate/Diploma/part study of bachelors degree
LaosBaccalaureate/11th grade - 5 subjects combining B and C inc relevant subjects + 1 year of further study
LebanonBaccalaureate - minimum 13 points inc relevant subjects and further year of study
LibyaSecondary Education Certificate (General Secondary Schools) - 80% or above plus evidence of 1 year of further study post completion of secondary school
MacauCambridge Overseas Higher School Cert A-E (COHSC), part study of Diploma, Higher Diploma or Associate degree.
MalaysiaSTPM or A Levels with 2 principal passes, or UEC with aggregate of not more than 30 points for 6 subjects inc English
Student with other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis
MauritiusCambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) / GCE A level / Ordinary Technician Diploma /part study of Diploma, University of Mauritius/Higher Technician Diploma
MexicoBachillerato 90% or 75% + 1 year HE (pass) 
MoldovaAttestat/11th grade – with minimum GPA 7.0 (all good and excellent grades) + plus Successful completion of 1 further year (= GPA 5.0)
MoroccoDiplôme du Baccalauréat with grade average of 14 plus further year
MongoliaHigh School certificate 70% plus evidence of further study. Part study of Certificate of Vocational Education/bachelor/university diploma.
MyanmarBasic Education High school Matriculation = 11 years. Minimum of 60% achieved overall, inc 60% in 5 relevant subjects + 1 further year of study.
NepalCompletion of 1st year of degree / diploma level studies / Post-Proficiency Certificate / Post-Higher Secondary Education Certificate
New ZealandNCEA - Level 3 = equivalent to A Levels minimum 80 credits, with 60 achieved at level 3 and the remaining 20 at level 2
NigeriaWAEC, SSCE or GCE grades A1 - C6 in 5 or more subjects. plus successful completion of 1 year of further study e.g. National Diploma/Certificate.
OmanSchool Leaving Certificate minimum 80% with relevant subjects + 1 year of further study. 
PakistanHSC grade 60% plus successful completion of 1 year of further study
Or HSC Grade 70%
Philippines80% pass in High School Diploma from list of top schools (school list in general rules tab) or 85% pass in High School Diploma from all other schools plus 1 further year of study
QatarSchool Leaving Certificate 85% relevant subjects + 1 year of further study inc. QABP at 77%
Russia (+ Chechnya)Attestat with minimum GPA 4.0 plus successful completion of 1 further year (= GPA 3.0)
RwandaRwandan Advanced GCSE - 3 subjects 70% (Grade B)
Saudi ArabiaHigh School 80% + part study of Diploma
SingaporeDiploma from a polytechnic GPA 2.6. A levels accepted, see UCAS points for assessment. H1 = AS level UCAS, H2 = A levels UCAS.
South AfricaSenior Cert with Matriculation Endorsement = Five Passes - BBCCC (relevant subjects) or National Senior Certificate = Five subjects grades 66555 (relevant subjects)
Sri LankaA Levels (international or local - Sri Lanka General Certificate of Advance Level Education) - 2 x D or above or 3 x E or above. Part completion of diploma level studies.
TaiwanSH3 (80%) or Senior High 3 (75%) + 1 year of further study
TanzaniaCambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate A-E / National Form VI exam / Technical College Certificate / Diploma/ Advanced Diploma
ThailandHigh School certificate (MAW6) plus evidence of 1 year of further study. International Baccalaureate from an International School. Diploma in Vocational Education / Higher Certificate (Technician Level) or part study at associate/degree level.
TurkeyDevlet Lise Diploması (High School Completion) - 70% overall
UAEHigh School certificate (Tawjihiyya) 80% plus evidence of 1 year of further study. Part study of Specialist/University Diploma or Associate Degree.
UgandaCambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) / East African Advanced Certificate / Higher Diploma / National Certificate / National Diploma UACE Grades A-D
UkraineAttestat/11th grade – with minimum GPA 7.0 (all good and excellent grades) + plus Successful completion of 1 further year (= GPA 5.0)
USAHigh School certificate plus evidence of 1 year of further study.Or High school plus evidence of Associate Degree/ Professional Diploma or Advanced Placement exams.
2 APs from Group A subjects at grades 5,3 or 4,4 or 4,3, 3 OR 2 APs from Group B subjectsat grades 4,4 with 1 from group A at grade 3 (please see UCAS tab for list of Group subjects).
UzbekistanCompletion of Attestat and 1 further year study of diploma of post secondary education, specialist diploma and Bakalavr.
VenezuelaTitulo de Bachiller (Bachiller de la Republica) - 5 subjects min 13/20 + 1 further year
VietnamYear 12 GPA 7.5 + further study

Other qualifications 

International School System - all markets IB Diploma 29 points (Subject pass mark = 3), UCAS 160 points

Postgraduate pathway entry requirements

Pre-Masters Programme and Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme

  • Nationality: Only available to overseas students‡, non-UK/Ireland
  • Age: Students are normally at least 20 years old
  • English:
    • For the two-term Pre-Masters Programme:
      • Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 overall (with minimum 5.5 in all areas)*
    • For the 12 week Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme:
      • Academic IELTS for UKVI 6.0 overall (with minimum 5.5 in all areas)*
  • Academic: Recognised first degree in a related field

Online Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme

  • Nationality: Only available to overseas students‡, non-UK/Ireland
  • Age: Students must be 19 years old before the start of their first term
  • English:
    • For the one-semester:
      • Academic IELTS for UKVI 6.0 overall (with minimum 5.5 in all areas)*
    • For the two-semester:
      • Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 overall (with minimum 5.0 in all areas)*
    • For the three-semester:
      • Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 overall (with minimum 4.5 in all areas)*
  • Academic: Recognised first degree in a related field^
CountryEntry Requirements
AzerbaijanRecognised first degree (4/5 years)
BangladeshRecognised first degree - 3 Year Undergraduate (Hons) 50%, 3 Year Undergrad (Regular Pass) 55%, 4 Year Undergraduate (Any) 50%
BelarusRecognised first degree, Bakalavr, Specialist or other HE Diploma with minimum GPA 7.0
China

Pre-Masters Programme and Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme:

Full time studies Bachelor's degree (Max 1 year internship accepted): 60%+ overall
Full time studies Undergraduate Graduation Certificate/Full time studies Junior College Diploma (Max 1 year internship accepted): 70% overall

Online Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme:

Completed year 2 of a 3-year Diploma or 3/4 of a 4/5 year of a recognised first degree in a related field or equivalent. Partial transcripts are required from the diploma or degree studies. Students are allowed to submit the final year transcripts and degree/graduation certificate before the end of Pre-Masters. Average grade: 70% of at least 2 years transcript for 3 year diploma students or 60 % of at least 3 year transcript for 4 year degree students

EgyptRecognised first degree, GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
GhanaRecognised first degree
Hong KongRecognised first degree (honours/ordinary), Associate Degree/Higher Diploma/Professional Diploma in a related subject with GPA 3.0
IndiaRecognised first degree - 3 Year Undergraduate (Hons) 45%, 3 Year Undergrad (Regular Pass) 50%, 4 Year Undergraduate (Any) 45%
IndonesiaRecognised first degree or a D4 Diploma (A-4 excellent/B-3 good) 
IranRecognised first degree
JapanRecognised first degree (60%+) or 3-year associate degree (70%)
JordanRecognised first degree, GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
KazakhstanRecognised first degree
KoreaBachelor’s degree with grade average 70%+. Grade C or of 2.0 on the 4.5 scale or 2.0 on the 4.3 scale
KuwaitRecognised first degree, GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
LibyaHigher Diploma in a related subject
MacauRecognised first degree (honours/ordinary) with GPA 2.0
MalaysiaRecognised first degree or Advanced Diploma in a related subject area (A, B & C/2.0+)
MexicoRecognised Bachelor Degree at 70% or above
MoldovaRecognised first degree, Bakalavr, Specialist or other HE Diploma with minimum GPA 7.0
MoroccoDiplôme du Baccalauréat with grade average of 12
Myanmar4 Year Bachelor Degree 60%
NepalRecognised first degree (45% plus)
New ZealandRecognised Bachelor's Degree
NigeriaRecognised first degree
OmanRecognised first degree, GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
PakistanRecognised first degree - 3 Year Undergraduate (Hons) 50%, 3 Year Undergraduate (Regular Pass) 55%, 4 Year Undergraduate (Any) 50%,
PhilippinesRecognised first degree with good or above (from top 5 universities)
QatarRecognised first degree, GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
RussiaRecognised first degree, Bakalavr, with minimum GPA 4.0
Saudi ArabiaRecognised first degree, GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
SingaporeRecognised first degree with GPA 2.0+
South AfricaSuccessful completion of Senior Certificate with 5 passes in relevant subjects
Sri LankaRecognised first degree (45% plus)
SyriaRecognised first degree, GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
Taiwan

Pre-Masters Programme and Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme:

Recognised first degree/Bachelor Degree with an overall GPA 2.0+

Online Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme:

Completed year 2 of a 3-year Diploma or 3/4 of a 4/5 year of a recognised first degree in a related field or equivalent. Partial transcripts are required from the diploma or degree studies. Students are allowed to submit the final year transcripts and degree/graduation certificate before the end of Pre-Masters. Average grade: 70% of at least 2 years transcript for 3 year diploma students or 60 % of at least 3 year transcript for 4 year degree students

ThailandRecognised Bachelor Degree,GPA 2.3, Higher Diploma or Associate Degree with high grades
TurkeyRecognised first degree (Lisans Diplomasi or Muhendis Diplomasi) GPA of 2.1
UAERecognised first degree, GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
UkraineRecognised first degree, Bakalavr, with minimum GPA 7.0
UzbekistanRecognised first degree, Bakalavr, ( 56%+)
VietnamRecognised First Degree with GPA 6.5+

*Alternatives are accepted for the English language requirement.
‡Students may need to complete the University of Strathclyde’s specific form for fee assessment purposes.
^Students from China and Taiwan currently studying a diploma or a degree may be eligible for an earlier entry route.

Entry requirements for Online Pre-Sessional English and English language preparation courses

If you do not meet the requirements for your chosen programme you can choose to study for 10 or 20 weeks of Online Pre-Sessional English or for 1 or 2 terms of English language preparation beforehand.

10 weeks

  • IELTS 4.5 with minimum 4.5 in all sub skills

1 term

  • Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 overall (with minimum of 4.5 in writing)

2 term

  • Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.0 overall (with minimum of 4.0 in writing)

10 weeks

  • IELTS 5.0 with minimum 5.0 in all sub skills

20 weeks

  • IELTS 4.5 with minimum 4.5 in all sub skills

English for Pre-Masters (for our two-term Pre-Masters Programme)

  • 1 term†:Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 overall (with minimum 5.0 in all areas)^
  • 2 term: Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 overall (with minimum 4.5 in all areas)^

Preparation for Study (for our 12 week Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme)†

  • 5 weeks: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 (with minimum 5.5 in all areas)^
  • 10 weeks: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 (with minimum 5.0 in all areas)^

10 weeks

  • IELTS 4.5 with minimum 4.5 in all sub skills

10 weeks

  • IELTS 5.0 with minimum 5.0 in all sub skills

20 weeks

  • IELTS 4.5 with minimum 4.5 in all sub skills

10 weeks

  • IELTS 5.0 with minimum 5.0 in all sub skills

20 weeks

  • IELTS 4.5 with minimum 4.5 in all sub skills

^Students on the English language course do not need to take an additional IELTS test at the end of their course to progress on to their Pre-Masters Programme. You will be assessed on your Academic English Skills (AES) grade at the International Study Centre (you will be required to achieve a minimum of 40% in all areas).

†You can study your English language course (1 term only) and the Pre-Masters Programme with one visa.

Information about English language requirements

All students' English and numeracy skills will be tested on arrival, and study plans may be altered accordingly. This may incur additional costs.

The English language entry requirements stated are for information regarding entry to the course. If you are applying to study in the UK under the Student student route it may be necessary for you to submit a Secure English Language Test (SELT) as part of your visa application. If you don’t have a current IELTS grade, you may still apply to the International Study Centre. Please contact us to find out about alternative assessment of your English Language level.

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.

Need to improve your IELTS?

Additional English language training is available if you need it. Our English Language Preparation course will improve your English language skills up to the required level.

Find out more on the programme page