Postgraduate English language requirements 2016/17

If you're a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability.

You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

There are some differences for distance learning applicants.

Exceptions

You do not need to provide evidence of your English language abilities if any of the following conditions apply:

  • You're a UK national
  • You're a national from a majority English speaking country as specified by the UKVI:
    • Antigua and Barbuda
    • Australia
    • The Bahamas
    • Barbados
    • Belize
    • Canada
    • Dominica
    • Grenada
    • Guyana
    • Jamaica
    • New Zealand
    • St Kitts and Nevis
    • St Lucia
    • St Vincent and the Grenadines
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • United States of America.
  • You've completed a degree either in the UK, Ireland or in a country listed above. The degree must have been completed within two years of the course start date here at York. 

For more information see UKVI Tier 4 Guidance from 6 August 2015 (PDF).

Accepted tests

The following tests are accepted for entry into degree-level courses:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Academic)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic)
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
  • Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
  • TOEFL iBT (internet based)
  • Trinity ISE

We seek formal confirmation of all test results. If you are intending to take a TOEFL test please enter our Designated Institution code 3065 on your test form. If you're intending to take a Pearson Test of English you need to assign your scores to the us electronically via your Pearson Vue accountFor instructions see How to send your PTE scores (PDF  , 4,070kb).

You must have completed the test within two years of the starting date of your course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test.

The requirements for these tests vary by academic department. They are aligned with the minimum requirements set by the UK Home Office for students who wish to study in the UK.

Pre-sessional language courses

We also offer a range of pre-sessional language courses which can be used for entry to degree-level courses.

These courses will provide you with the level of English needed to meet the conditions of your offer. You can apply online once you receive and accept your offer. These courses are popular, so apply early to avoid disappointment.

If you require a Tier 4 visa

If you're applying for a pre-sessional English course and require a Tier 4 visa then you must take a UK government approved Secure English Language Test (gov.uk). Only IELTS for UKVI (Academic) or Trinity ISE can be accepted for entry to pre-sessional programmes.

For more information about visas and English language requirements see Tier 4 (General) student visas (gov.uk).

Departmental requirements

If you don't meet the departmental requirements, you could be eligible for a pre-sessional language course.

Archaeology
  • IELTS: 6.5, with a minimum of 6.5 in Writing and no less than 6.0 in all other components
  • PTE: 61, with a minimum of 61 in Writing and no less than 55 in all other components
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 176, with a minimum of 176 in Writing and no less than 169 in all other components
  • CAE (before January 2015): 65, with 'Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): C
  • TOEFL: 87, with a minimum of 23 in Writing and a minimum of 21 in all other components
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Merit in all components
Biology
  • IELTS: 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in each component
  • PTE: 61, with no less than 55 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 176, with no less than 169 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 65, with 'Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): C
  • TOEFL: 87, with a minimum of 21 in each component
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Merit in all components
Centre for Applied Human Rights

Courses:

  • MA in Applied Human Rights
  • LLM International Human Rights Law and Practice
Requirements:
  • IELTS: 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in each component
  • PTE: 61, with no less than 55 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 176, with no less than 169 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 65, with 'Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): C
  • TOEFL: 87, with a minimum of 21 in each component
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Merit in all components
Centre for Modern Studies

MA in Culture and Thought after 1945:

  • IELTS: 7.0, with 7.0 in each component
  • PTE: 67, with 67 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 185, with 185 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 75, with 'Very Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): n/a
  • TOEFL: 96, with 24 in each component
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Distinction in all components
Chemistry

Taught masters:

  • IELTS: 6.5, with 6.0 in writing and no less than 5.5 in all other components
  • PTE: 61, with 55 in writing and no less than 51 in all other components
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 176, with 169 in writing and no less than 162 in all other components
  • CAE (before January 2015): 65, with 'Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): C
  • TOEFL: 87, with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Merit in all components

Research degrees:

  • IELTS: 6.0, with no less than 5.5 in each component
  • PTE: 55, with no less than 51 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 169, with no less than 162 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 60, with 'Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): C
  • TOEFL: 79, with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
Computer Science

Taught masters:

  • IELTS: 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in each component
  • PTE: 61, with no less than 55 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 176, with no less than 169 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 65, with ‘Good’ in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): C
  • TOEFL: 87, with a minimum of 21 in each component
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Merit in all components

Research degrees:

  • IELTS: 6.0, with no less than 5.5 in each component
  • PTE: 55, with no less than 51 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 169, with no less than 162 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 60, with 'Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): C
  • TOEFL: 79, with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
Economics
  • IELTS: 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in each component
  • PTE: 61, with no less than 55 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 176, with no less than 169 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 65, with 'Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): C
  • TOEFL: 87, with no less than 21 in each component
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Merit in all components
Education

MA TESOL
MA Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching
MA Applied Linguistics for English Language Teaching

  • IELTS: 7.0, with no less than 6.0 in each component
  • PTE: 67, with no less than 55 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 185, with no less than 169 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 75, with 'Very Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): B
  • TOEFL: 96, with no less than 21 in each component
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Distinction in all components

PhD Applied Linguistics
PhD TESOL

  • IELTS: 7.0, with no less than 6.0 in Listening and Speaking and no less than 6.5 in Reading and Writing
  • PTE: 67, with no less than 55 in Listening and Speaking and no less than 61 in in Reading and Writing
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 185, with no less than 169 in Listening and Speaking and no less than 176 in Reading and Writing
  • CAE (before January 2015): 75, with 'Very Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): B
  • TOEFL: 96, with a minimum of 21 in Listening and Speaking and a no less than 23 in Reading and Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Distinction in all components

All other courses

  • IELTS: 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in each component
  • PTE: 61, with no less than 55 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 176, with no less than 169 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 65 with 'Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): C
  • TOEFL: 87, with no less than 21 in each component
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Merit in all components
Electronics
  • IELTS: 6.0, with no less than 5.5 in each component
  • PTE: 55, with no less than 51 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 169, with no less than 162 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 60, with 'Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): C
  • TOEFL: 79, with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with pass in all components
English (and Eighteenth Century Studies)

Pre-sessional courses in English Language skills, to be taken before the commencement of the degree courses, may be recommended or required.

  • IELTS: 7.0, no less than 6.0 in Listening and Speaking, a minimum of 6.5 in Reading, and of 7.0 in Writing
  • PTE: 67, with no less than 55 in Listening and Speaking, a minimum of 61 in Reading and of 67 in Writing
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 185, with a minimum of 169 in Listening and Speaking, a minimum of 176 in Reading, and of 185 in Writing
  • CAE (before January 2015): 75, with 'Very Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): B
  • TOEFL: 96, with a minimum of 21 in Listening and Speaking, a minimum of 23 in Reading, and of 24 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Distinction in all components
Environment

Courses:

  • MSc / Diploma Environmental Science and Management
  • MSc / Diploma Environmental Economics
  • MSc / Diploma Environmental Economics and Environmental Management
Requirements:
  • IELTS: 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in each component
  • PTE: 61, with a no less than 55 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 176, with no less than 169 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 65, with 'Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): C
  • TOEFL: 87, with no less than 21 in each component
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Merit in all components

Courses:

  • MSc in Corporate Social Responsibility with Environmental management
  • MSc / Diploma in Marine Environmental Management
Requirements:
  • IELTS: 6.5, with a minimum of 6.5 in Writing and no less than 6.0 in all other components
  • PTE: 61, with a minimum of 61 in Writing and no less than 55 in all other components
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 176, with a minimum of 176 in Writing and no less than 169 in all other components
  • CAE (before January 2015): 65, with 'Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): C
  • TOEFL: 87 with a minimum of 23 in Writing and no less than 21 in all other components
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Merit in all components

PhD in Environment and Politics:

  • IELTS: 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in each component
  • PTE: 61, with no less than 55 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 176, with no less than 169 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 65, with 'Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): C
  • TOEFL: 87, with no less than 21 in each component
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Merit in all components

All other research degrees:

  • IELTS: 6.0, with no less than 5.5 in each component
  • PTE: 55, with no less than 51 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 169, with no less than 162 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 60, with 'Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): C
  • TOEFL: 79 with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
Health Sciences
  • IELTS: 7.0, with no less than 6.5 in each component
  • PTE: 67, with no less than 61 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 185, with no less than 176 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 75, with 'Very Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): B
  • TOEFL: 96 with no less than 23 in each component
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Distinction in all components
History
  • IELTS: 7.0, with no less than 5.5 in each component
  • PTE: 67, with no less than 51 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 185, with no less than 162 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 75, with 'Very Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): B
  • TOEFL: 96, with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Distinction in all components
History of Art

Taught masters courses:

  • IELTS: 7.0, with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and no less than 5.5 in all other components
  • PTE: 67, with a minimum of 55 in Writing and no less than 51 in all other components
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 185, with a minimum of 169 in Writing and no less than 162 in all other components
  • CAE (before January 2015): 75, with 'Very Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): B
  • TOEFL: 96, with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Distinction in all requirements

Research degrees:

  • IELTS: 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in Writing and no less than 5.5 in all other components
  • PTE: 67, with a minimum of 61 in Writing and no less than 51 in all other components
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 185, with a minimum of 176 in Writing and no less than 162 in all other components
  • CAE (before January 2015): 75, with 'Very Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): B
  • TOEFL: 96, with a minimum of 23 in Writing, 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Distinction in all components
Medicine (Hull York Medical School)

MSc Physician Associate Studies:

  • IELTS: 7.5, with no less than 7.0 in each component
  • PTE: 73, with no less than 67 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 191, with no less than 185 in each component
  • TOEFL: 102, with no less than 24 in each component
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Distinction in each component

All other courses

  • IELTS: 7.0, with no less than 5.5 in each component
  • PTE: 67, with no less than 51 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 185, with no less than 162 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 75, with 'Very Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): B
  • TOEFL: 96, with 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Distinction in all components
Language and Linguistic Science

This includes the MPhil/PhD in Language and Communication which is an interdisciplinary course.

  • IELTS: 7.0, with a minimum of 7.0 in Writing and Speaking and no less than 5.5 in all other components
  • PTE: 67, with a minimum of 67 in Writing and Speaking and no less than 51 in all other components
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 185, with a minimum of 185 in Writing and Speaking and no less than 162 in all other components
  • CAE (before January 2015): 75, with 'Very Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): B
  • TOEFL: 96, with a minimum of 24 in Writing and Speaking, 17 in Listening and 18 in Reading
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Distinction in all components
Law

Courses:

  • LLM International Human Rights Law and Practice
  • LLM Legal and Political Theory
Requirements:
  • IELTS: 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in each component
  • PTE: 61, with no less than 55 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 176, with no less than 169 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 65, with 'Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): C
  • TOEFL: 87 with no less than 21 in each component
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Merit in all components

All other courses:

  • IELTS: 7.0, with a minimum of 7.0 in Writing and no less than 6.5 in all other components
  • PTE: 67, with a minimum of 67 in Writing and no less than 61 in all other components
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 185, with a minimum of 185 in Writing and no less than 176 in all other components
  • CAE (before January 2015): 75, with 'Very Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): B
  • TOEFL: 96 with a minimum of 24 in Writing and no less than 23 in all other components
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Distinction in all components
Management

Taught masters courses:

  • IELTS: 6.5, with a minimum of 6.5 in Writing and no less than 6.0 in all other components
  • PTE: 61, with a minimum of 61 in Writing and no less than 55 in all other components
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 176, with a minimum of 176 in Writing and no less than 169 in all other components
  • CAE (before January 2015): 65, with 'Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): C
  • TOEFL: 87, with a minimum of 23 in Writing and a minimum of 21 in all other components
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Merit in all components

Research degrees:

  • IELTS: 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in Writing and no less than 6.0 in all other components
  • PTE: 67, with a minimum of 61 in Writing and no less than 55 in all other components
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 185, with a minimum of 176 in Writing and no less than 169 in all other components
  • CAE (before January 2015): 75, with 'Very Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): B
  • TOEFL: 96, with a minimum of 23 in Writing and a minimum of 21 in all other components
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Merit in all components
Mathematics

Courses:

  • Conversion Year for the MSc in Mathematical Finance
  • MSc in Statistics and Computational Finance
  • MSc in Advanced Mathematical Biology
Requirements:
  • IELTS: 6.5, with no less than 5.5 in each component
  • PTE: 61, with no less than 51 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 176, with no less than 162 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 65, with 'Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): C
  • TOEFL: 87 with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Merit in all components

All other courses:

  • IELTS: 6.0, with no less than 5.5 in each component
  • PTE: 55, with no less than 51 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 169, with no less than 162 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 60, with 'Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): C
  • TOEFL: 79, with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
Medieval Studies
  • IELTS: 7.0, no less than 6.0 in Listening and Speaking, a minimum of 6.5 in Reading, and of 7.0 in Writing
  • PTE: 67, with no less than 55 in Listening and Speaking, a minimum of 61 in Reading and of 67 in Writing
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 185, with a minimum of 169 in Listening and Speaking, a minimum of 176 in Reading, and of 185 in Writing
  • CAE (before January 2015): 75, with 'Very Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): B
  • TOEFL: 96, with a minimum of 21 in Listening and Speaking, a minimum of 23 in Reading, and of 24 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Distinction in all components
Music

MA/Diploma/Certificate in Music Education: Instrumental and Vocal Teaching:

  • IELTS: 6.5, with no less than 5.5 in each component
  • PTE: 61, with no less than 51 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 176, with no less than 162 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 65 with 'Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): C
  • TOEFL: 87 with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Merit in all components

MA/Diploma/Certificate in Music Production:

  • IELTS: 6.0, with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and no less than 5.5 in all other components
  • PTE: 55, with a minimum of 55 in Writing and no less than 51 in all other components
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 169, with a minimum of 169 in Writing and no less than 162 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 60, with 'Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): C
  • TOEFL: 79, with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 24 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components

All other courses:

  • IELTS: 6.0, with no less than 5.5 in each component
  • PTE: 55, with no less than 51 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (taken from January 2015): 169, with no less than 162 in each component
  • CAE (taken before January 2015): 60, with 'Good' in Writing
  • CPE (taken before January 2015): A, B, C
  • TOEFL: 79, with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all components
Philosophy
  • IELTS: 7.0, with a minimum of 7.0 in Writing, 6.5 in Reading, and 6.0 in Listening and Speaking
  • PTE: 67, with a minimum of 67 in Writing, 61 in Reading, and 55 in Listening and Speaking
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 185, with a minimum of 185 in Writing, 176 in Reading, and 169 in Listening and Speaking
  • CAE (before January 2015): 75, with 'Very Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): B
  • TOEFL: 96, with a minimum of, 24 in Writing, 23 in Reading, and 21 in Listening and Speaking
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Distinction in all components
Physics
  • IELTS: 6.0, with no less than 5.5 in each component
  • PTE: 55, with no less than 51 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 169, with minimum 162 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 60, with 'Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): C
  • TOEFL: 79 with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Pass in all requirements
Politics
  • IELTS: 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in each component
  • PTE: 61, with no less than 55 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 176, with no less than 169 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 65, with 'Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): C
  • TOEFL: 87, with a minimum of 21 in each component
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Merit in all requirements
Politics, Economics and Philosophy
  • IELTS: 6.5, with no less than 5.5 in each component
  • PTE: 61, with no less than 51 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 176, with no less than 176 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 65, with 'Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): C
  • TOEFL: 87, with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Merit in all requirements
Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit
  • IELTS: 6.5, with no less than of 6.0 in each component
  • PTE: 61, with no less than 55 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 176, with no less than 169 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 65, with 'Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): C
  • TOEFL: 87, with a minimum of 21 in each component
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Merit in all requirements
Psychology
  • IELTS: 6.5, with no less than 6.5 in each component
  • PTE: 61, with no less than 61 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 176, with no less than 176 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 65, with 'Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): B
  • TOEFL: 87 with no less than 23 in each component
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Merit in all components
Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
  • IELTS: 7.0, with no less than 5.5 in each component
  • Pearson (PTE): 67, with no less than 61 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 185, with no less than 162 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 75, with 'Very Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): B
  • TOEFL: 96, with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Distinction in all requirements
Social Policy and Social Work

MA Social Work
PG Cert Advanced Social Work

The language requirements are aligned with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) guidance.

  • IELTS: 7.0, with no less than 6.5 in each component
  • PTE: 67, with no less than 61 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 185, with no less than 176 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 75, with 'Very Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): B
  • TOEFL: 100 with no less than 23 in each component
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Distinction in all components

PhD

  • IELTS: 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in each component
  • PTE: 61, with no less than 55 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 176, with no less than 169 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 65, with 'Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): C
  • TOEFL: 87 with no less than 21 in each component
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Merit in all components

All other courses

  • IELTS: 6.5, with no less than 5.5 in each component
  • Pearson (PTE): 61, with no less than 51 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 176, with no less than 162 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 65, with 'Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): C
  • TOEFL: 87, with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Merit in all components
Sociology
  • IELTS: 7.0, with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and no less than 5.5 in all other components
  • PTE: 67, with a minimum of 55 in Writing and no less than 51 in all other components
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 185, with a minimum of 169 in writing, and no less than 162 in all other components
  • CAE (before January 2015): 75, with 'Very Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): B
  • TOEFL: 96, with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 21 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Distinction in all components
Theatre, Film and Television

Courses:

  • MA in Digital Film and Television Production
  • MA in Theatre: Writing, Directing, and Performance 
  • MA/MSc in Postproduction with Sound Design
  • MA/MSc in Postproduction with Visual Effects
Requirements:
  • IELTS: 7.0, with no less than 6.0 in each component
  • PTE: 67, with no less than 55 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 185, with no less than 169 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 75, with 'Very Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): B
  • TOEFL: 96, with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking and 21 in Writing
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Distinction in all requirements

All other courses:

  • IELTS: 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and no less than 5.5 in all other components
  • PTE: 61, with a minimum of 55 in Writing and no less than 51 in all other components
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 176 with a minimum of 169 in Writing and no less than 162 in all other components
  • CAE (before January 2015): 65, with 'Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): C
  • TOEFL: 87, with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Merit in all requirements
Women's Studies
  • IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component
  • PTE: 61, with no less than 55 in each component
  • CAE and CPE (from January 2015): 176, with no less than 169 in each component
  • CAE (before January 2015): 65, with 'Good' in Writing
  • CPE (before January 2015): C
  • TOEFL: 87, with a minimum of 21 in each component
  • Trinity ISE: level 3 with Merit in all requirements