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Entry requirements

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

English language requirements

If your first language is not English you must be able to provide recent evidence that your spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programmes for which you have applied.

These requirements are different for each degree and can be found in the Entry requirements section of each degree page.

Students should also refer to UCL's accepted English language qualifications.

Evidence we require may take one of the following forms:

  • Completed a minimum of twelve months education in a country that UCL considers to be 'majority English speaking', no more than the summer two years prior to the proposed date of enrolment;
  • Completed a minimum of eighteen months of work experience in a country that UCL considers to be 'majority English speaking', no more than two years prior to the proposed date of enrolment;
  • Completed a school leaving qualification containing English, which UCL considers to meet the CEFR B2 level in all four skills, no more than the summer two years prior to the proposed date of enrolment;
  • Obtained one of the English language tests accepted by UCL, no more than two years prior to the proposed date of enrolment. A number of qualifications and tests are recognised, UCL's preferred English language qualification being the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The qualification or test result must have been awarded at the appropriate level (standard, good or advanced).

We reserve the right, in individual circumstances, to specify an additional language requirement for an applicant if it is felt to be necessary, or to require a higher level than that indicated in the programme information below.

UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)

The UCL Centre for Languages & International Education offers you a range of approved English language courses.