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Entry Requirements

If your first language is not English see below for our English Language entry requirements.

English language requirements

If you do not currently meet the English language requirements for your chosen course then we offer a number of Pre-sessional English courses to help you achieve the entry requirements. For Pre-Sessional entry requirements, please see 

Course options and entry requirements for Pre-sessional Courses

For Pre-Sessional courses York St John University can only accept UK Visas & Immigration-approved SELT IELTS (IELTS for UKVI) exams as evidence of English language ability.

Please be aware that BA(Hons) Media Production: Journalism requires IELTS 7.5 (with no less than 7.5 in each component) or equivalent.

IELTS

6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each component) 
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Overall score of 169, with no score below 162 
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) Overall score of 180, with no score below 180 
Pearson (PTE)

Overall score of 46   
Listening: minimum level 36 
Speaking: minimum level 36  
Reading: minimum level 36  
Writing: minimum level 36  

Trinity ISE III (C1 SELT) with a Pass in each component 
TOEFL iBT (home edition also accepted) Overall score of 75 (Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, Writing 20), other forms of TOEFL are not acceptable 
Oxford Test of English Overall score of 127 with nothing less than 112 in any component
GCSE Grade C or above in English Language 
iGCSE Grade C or above in English as 1st and 2nd Language
AS or A Level Pass in English Language
Bachelors or Masters Degree Successful completion at a University in a majority English speaking country where the language of tuition has been English
European Baccalaureate L1 – 6.0
L2 – 7.0
L3 – 7.5
International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) English A: Literature (Standard: Level 4, Higher: Level 4)
English A: Literature and Language (Standard: Level 5, Higher: Level 4)
English Language B (Standard: Level 6, Higher: Level 5)
IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.0 in each component) 
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Overall score of 176, with no score below 169 
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) Overall score of 187, with no score below 187 
Pearson (PTE)

Overall score of 66  (66 for tests taken after April 2021)

Listening: minimum level 46  
Speaking: minimum level 46  
Reading: minimum level 46  
Writing: minimum level 46 

Trinity ISE III (C1 SELT) with a Pass in each component 
TOEFL iBT (home edition also accepted) Overall score of 79 (with no less than 19 in each band), other forms of TOEFL are not acceptable 
GCSE Grade C or above in English Language 
iGCSE Grade C or above in English as 1st Language 
AS or A Level Pass in English Language
Bachelors or Masters Degree Successful completion at a University in a majority English speaking country where the language of tuition has been English
European Baccalaureate L1 – 6.0
L2 – 7.0
L3 – 7.5
International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) English A: Literature (Standard: Level 4, Higher: Level 4)
English A: Literature and Language (Standard: Level 5, Higher: Level 4)
English Language B (Standard: Level 6, Higher: Level 5)
IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in each component) 
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Overall score of 185, with no score below 178 
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) Overall score of 196, with no score below 196 
Pearson (PTE)

Overall score of 66  

Listening: minimum level 56  
Speaking: minimum level 56 
Reading: minimum level 56 
Writing: minimum level 56  

Trinity ISE III (C1 SELT) with a Pass in each component 
TOEFL iBT (home edition also accepted) Overall score of 94 (with no less than 23 in each band), other forms of TOEFL are not acceptable 
GCSE Grade C or above in English Language 
iGCSE Grade C or above in English as 1st Language 
AS or A Level Pass in English Language
Bachelors or Masters Degree Successful completion at a University in a majority English speaking country where the language of tuition has been English
European Baccalaureate L1 – 6.0
L2 – 7.0
L3 – 7.5
International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) English A: Literature (Standard: Level 4, Higher: Level 4)
English A: Literature and Language (Standard: Level 5, Higher: Level 4)
English Language B (Standard: Level 6, Higher: Level 5)

If you do not currently meet the English Language requirements for your chosen course, we offer a number of Pre-sessional English courses that will help you reach the necessary standards. 

For these courses York St John University can only accept UK Visas & Immigration-approved SELT IELTS (IELTS for UKVI) exams as evidence of English Language ability.

We are unable to accept Functional Skills in lieu of our English Language Requirements.

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