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Entry requirements

Learn more about the academic and English language requirements you need to study the International Pre-Master’s at UCL.

To be considered for the IPM, you will need to meet both our:

  • Academic entry requirements
  • English language entry requirements

Academic entry requirements


You must show that you have a strong academic background by demonstrating a minimum of a lower second-class degree (2:2) or an overseas equivalent.

Check whether your overseas qualification meets our general entry requirements.

Entry requirements by country

Entry requirement of your future degree

If your ambition is to study a postgraduate degree at UCL, you should check whether your first degree meets the academic requirements of the postgraduate degree you want to apply for.

Find the specific academic requirements for your chosen programme in UCL’s degree finder.

UCL postgraduate offer holders

If you hold an offer for a UCL postgraduate degree for 2024-25 entry and an offer for the IPM, we will consider a request to defer your postgraduate offer by one year.

English language entry requirements


You must be able to show us that your English is sufficient to study the IPM.

If you studied in a majority English-speaking country...

If you have completed a degree in a country that UCL considers to be "majority English-speaking", you don't need to submit an English language qualification as part of your application.

The qualification must be awarded within two years of your IPM enrolment. This includes the summer two years before enrolment if starting in September.

If you have studied for a degree in more than one country, such as a joint degree between a Chinese and UK university, you must complete at least three years of undergraduate study or one year of postgraduate study in the majority English-speaking country.

Countries UCL considers majority English speaking
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Botswana
  • Cameroon (only if the qualification is taught in English)
  • Canada
  • Caribbean / West Indies (English-speaking Caribbean Commonwealth territories)
  • Dominica
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Malta (where the degree is taught entirely in English)
  • Mauritius
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • The Bahamas
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • The Netherlands (where the degree is taught entirely in English)
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Accepted English language qualifications

We accept the following English language qualifications at the levels specified.

Your English language qualification must be no more than two years old by the IPM start date.

SectionIELTS (Academic/Indicator)TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition)PTE AcademicCambridge English Scale
Listening5.51859162
Reading5.52259162
Speaking5.51859162
Writing5.52259162
Overall5.58259162

We may need to request additional information from you to assess your suitability for the course.