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English language requirements

For most modules, we require non-native speakers of English to meet the following level of proficiency:

IELTS 7.0 or above (minimum 6.5 in each component)
TOEFL (Internet based) 100 or above (minimum 24/30 in reading and writing, 20/30 in listening and speaking)
Pearson Test of English (Academic)  69 or above (minimum 62 in each component)
CAE or CPE 185 or above (minimum 176 in each component)

For Astronomy & Cosmology; Computational Systems Biology; Quantitative Finance: Maths in Investment Banking; Statistics with R and RStudio; Climate and Energy; Anatomy and Developmental Biology; Science, Method & Rationality; Statistical Thinking & Data Analysis; and Data Science and Big Data Analytics we require non-native speakers of English to meet the following level of proficiency:

IELTS 6.5 or above (minimum 6.0 in each component)
TOEFL (Internet based) 92 or above (minimum 24/30 in reading and writing, 20/30 in listening and speaking)
Pearson Test of English (Academic)  62 or above (minimum 59 in each component)
CAE or CPE 176 or above (minimum 169 in each component)

English Language Skills for Academic Purposes

For English Language Skills for Academic Purposes we require non-native speakers of English to meet the following level of proficiency:

IELTS
6.0 or above (minimum 5.5 in each component)
TOEFL (Internet based)
79 or above (minimum 20/30 in speaking, 18/30 in reading, 17/30 in listening and writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic)
55 or above (minimum 51 in each component)
CAE or CPE 169 or above (minimum 162  in each component)

Completion of the English Language Skills for Academic Purposes module in Session One will enable you to progress to modules running in Session Two. Please see Entry Requirements for more details.

If you have an alternative English language qualification, please refer to the UCL English Language Requirements or contact the Summer School Office.

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