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Entry requirements

Our entry requirements are challenging, but are intended to ensure you'll enjoy the content of your degree.

Accepted English language qualifications

UCL's preferred English language qualifications are displayed in the box below. Other accepted qualifications are listed in the accordion at the end of the page. Students should also refer to UCL's English language requirements.

Preferred qualifications

GCSE/IGCSE English Language

Standard level: Pass at grade C or 5
Good level
: Pass at grade C or 5
Advanced level
: Pass at grade B or 6

Test provider details

Cambridge International Education

Qualification name
Notes
Cambridge IGCSE English - First Language (0500) Speaking and Listening must be separately endorsed on the certificate
Cambridge IGCSE English - First Language (UK) (0522) Level 2 required
Cambridge IGCSE English - First Language (US) (0524) Speaking and Listening must be separately endorsed on the certificate
Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language (Speaking endorsement) (0510) Speaking and Listening must be separately endorsed on the certificate
Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language (Count-in speaking) (0511)
Cambridge English as a Second Language (US) (0526) Speaking and Listening must be separately endorsed on the certificate

Pearson Edexcel

Qualification name
Notes
Edexcel IGCSE English as a Second Language (ESL) (4ESO/01)   English speaking examination must be separately endorsed on the certificate
Edexcel IGCSE English as a Second Language (4ES1) English speaking examination must be separately endorsed on the certificate
Edexcel IGCSE English Language A (4EA0)  


AQA

Qualification name
Notes
AQA Level 2 Certificate in English Language (8705) Speaking and Listening must be separately endorsed on the certificate


Oxford International AQA Examinations

Qualification name
Notes
Oxford AQA IGCSE English Language (9270) Speaking and Listening must be separately endorsed on the certificate
Oxford AQA IGCSE English as a Second Language (9280)  

British Council International Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Version)

Standard level: Overall grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests.
Good level
: Overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests.
Advanced level
: Overall grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests.


Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Standard level: Score of 92 overall with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening
Good level: Score of 100 overall with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening
Advanced level: Score of 109 overall 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening

Other accepted qualifications

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English
Cambridge English Language 1119
Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Ordinary Level in English Language
City & Guilds International ESOL (8984)
UCL Pre-sessional English courses
UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes
Hong Kong Certificate of Education English Language (Standards-Referenced Reporting Scheme)
Malaysian Certificate of Education English Language Communicational (122)
International Baccalaureate (IB)
European School Leaving/Matriculation Certificates
Pearson Test of English (Academic)
Trinity Integrated Skills in English level III (Trinity ISE III)