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English language entry requirements

Dictionary entry - languageThe UK Home Office has requested ETS to suspend TOEIC and TOEFL testing temporarily in the UK related to immigration purposes. These tests will not be acceptable until further notice.

The English language entry requirements for Bachelors and Masters programmes for students whose first language is not English are normally as follows:

  • IELTS - 6.0 overall, with minimum 5.5 in any area 
  • TOEFL iBT:

Listening - 17

Reading - 18

Speaking - 20

Writing - 17

  • PTE (Pearson Test of English):

Listening - 51

Reading - 51

Writing - 51

Speaking - 51 

 

A GCSE or iGCSE in English (minimum ‘C’ grade) can be accepted instead of IELTS or TOEFL.

We also accept Cambridge FCE for entry onto the International Foundation Programme, and Cambridge CAE or CPE for entry onto the 3-year and Masters degree programmes.

Higher levels may be required for certain courses.*

Depending on your English language level, you can enter academic pathway courses leading on to Bachelors or Masters programmes.

IELTS

TOEFL iBT

PTE

 

 6.0

Listening - 17

Reading - 18

Speaking - 20

Writing - 17

Listening - 51

Reading - 51

Writing - 51

Speaking - 51

Direct entry to three year bachelors degree in September 

 5.5

tbc

tbc

Direct entry to three year bachelors degree in August, to include five-week pre-sessional course

 4.5

Listening - 9

Reading - 4

Speaking - 16

Writing - 13

Listening - 36

Reading - 36

Writing - 36

Speaking - 36

 

Direct entry to four-year bachelors degree, which includes a one-year foundation course

English language and study skills classes are also available once you are at York St John University to provide you with additional English language support if it is needed.

* Postgraduate Business programmes require 6.0 overall including 6.0 in writing and no section below 5.5.