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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 normally 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

If your academic qualifications are of a slightly lower standard, we will still consider your application because we carefully consider each application on an individual basis, taking into account all the information presented in your application (including the supporting documents).

Entry requirement of your future degree

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

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

English language entry requirements


You must show that your English is sufficient for the course.

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

Your English language qualification must not be more than two years old from the IPM start date for us to consider your application.

We do not accept any degrees taught in English as meeting our English language requirement.

September entry

SectionIELTS (Academic/Indicator)TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition)PTE AcademicCambridge English Scale
Listening5.51759162
Reading5.51859162
Speaking5.52059162
Writing5.51759162
Overall5.57259162

January entry

SectionIELTS (Academic/Indicator)TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition)PTE AcademicCambridge English Scale
Listening6.01965169
Reading6.02065169
Speaking6.02265169
Writing6.01965169
Overall6.08065169

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