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Entry requirements

Here you can check our academic and English language requirements for entry to the Summer School.

2023 Summer School cohort in front of the Portico

Academic requirements

You will have completed at least one year of undergraduate study at the time of joining the Summer School and normally be able to demonstrate an average grade, or equivalent academic experience, of:

UK scale

  • 2:1 OR
  • 2:2 if you are in your second-, third- or fourth-year at university and applying for lower level module(s).

US scale

  • 3.3/4.0 GPA OR
  • 3.0/4.0 GPA if you are in your second-, third- or fourth-year at university and applying for a lower-level module(s).

Australian scale

  • Distinction OR
  • Credit if you are in your second-, third- or fourth-year at university and applying for a lower-level module(s).

Please see the table below for requirements based on your current or most recent year of study and level of module.

Your current or most recent year of study

Summer School module level

Academic requirement

First-year undergraduate

Level one or two

2:1

Level three

Unavailable

Second-year undergraduate

Level one

2:2

Level two or three

2:1

Third-year undergraduate

Level one or two

2:2

Level three

2:1

Fourth-year undergraduate

Any level

2:2

PostgraduateAny levelMerit

Academic entry requirements by country

You can find the academic entry requirements for your country of study on the International Students page.

After navigating to your country, look for the Graduate Programmes subheading to check the equivalent grade for the 2:1 or 2:2 requirement, depending on the level of the module you would like to apply to and your current or most recent year of study.

Please note that the Summer School is not a graduate programme. The minimum requirement is the completion ofone year of undergraduate study.

Check requirements by country

Students in Australia studying ordinary Bachelor’s degrees

If you are currently studying an ordinary Bachelor's degree in Australia, the requirements are slightly different to those listed on the Graduate Programme webpages. The requirements for Summer School entryare as follows:

  • Distinction; 70% or 75% (depending on grade scheme); 6/7; 3/4; 7/10 OR
  • Credit; 60% or 65% (depending on grade scheme); 5/7; 2/4; 6/10 if you are in your second-, third- or fourth-year at university and applying for a lower-level module(s).

If you have difficulty finding your country on the above page, or if you have any questions about whether you meet the requirement, pleasecontact us with the following information and we will be happy to advise:
• The module(s) you are interested in
• Your year of study
• Your overall grade
• The name of your institution
• Your country of study


English language requirement

If you are not a national of a UK Home Office majority English-speaking country you’ll be required to provide recent evidence of your English language proficiency at the point of application.

You can find a list of countries the UK Home Office considers to be majority English-speaking on 's English Language requirements page.

There are three levels of English proficiency needed to meet our programme’s English language requirements:

  • Level 2 for most modules
  • Level 1 for Computer Science and Science and Mathematics modules
  • Level 0 for English language modules

For most modules, if you are not a national of a majority English-speaking country you will need to meet the Level 2 language requirement:

Level 2 Language requirement

Qualification name

Grade

IELTS

7.0 or above (minimum 6.5 in each component)

TOEFL (Internet based)

96 or above (minimum 24/30 in reading and writing, 22/30 in listening and speaking)

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

76 or above (minimum 75 in each communicative skill)

CAE or CPE

180 or above (minimum 172 in each component)

Your English language test result must have been received no more than two years before the start of the programme.

Module-specific English language requirements

Computer Science and Science and Mathematics subject categories

For all modules under the 'Computer Science' and 'Science and Mathematics' subject categories, you will need to meet the Level 1 language requirement:

Level 1 Language requirement

Qualification name

Grade

IELTS

6.5 or above (minimum 6.0 in each component)

TOEFL (Internet based)

92 or above (minimum 24/30 in reading and writing, 20/30 in listening and speaking)

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

75 or above (minimum 67 in each communicative skill)

CAE or CPE

176 or above (minimum 169 in each component)

‘English Language Skills for Academic Purposes’ and ‘English for Business and Management’ modules

For the 'English Language Skills for Academic Purposes' and 'English for Business and Management' modules, you will need to meet the Level 0 language requirement:

Level 0 language requirement

Qualification name

Grade

IELTS

6.0 or above (minimum 5.5 in each component)

TOEFL (Internet based)

79 or above (minimum 20/30 in speaking, 18/30 in reading, 17/30 in listening and writing)

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

55 or above (minimum 51 in each communicative skill)

CAE or CPE

169 or above (minimum 162 in each component)

Completion of the 'English Language Skills for Academic Purposes' module in Session One will enable you to progress to modules running in Session Two.

Students who meet the Level 1 language requirement may take any module in Session Two on completion of the English Language Skills for Academic Purposes module in Session One (both modules must be selected at the time of application).

Students who meet the Level 0 language requirement may take a module in Session Two that falls under the 'Computer Science' or 'Mathematics and Science' subject areas on completion of the English Language Skills for Academic Purposes module in Session One (both modules must be selected at the time of application).

Other English language tests

If you have completed a different English language test, or you have studiedin an English-speaking country, you can check whether may accept this as evidence of language proficiency on the English Language Requirements page.

If you have any questions, please contact us.