Alternative English language requirements

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In addition to IELTS we also accept the following qualifications for study at degree level or above as proof of English language capability.

Students who hold the following qualifications at the right level will not need to submit an IELTS test score.

If your qualification isn’t listed, please contact admissions@gold.ac.uk.

Qualification

Minimum Grade*

Validity of Qualification

UK Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or PhD

Passed

Unlimited

UK Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or a PhD equivalent from a majority English speaking country and Degree taught in English

Passed with a letter from the institution confirming that the degree was taught fully in English and the student was assessed in a way requiring them to write, speak, read and listen in English

Unlimited

A-level in English from a UK awarding body

Grade C

Unlimited

Degree level course taught in a De-facto English speaking country as defined by the Immigration Advisory Service Policy or in an American Institute abroad. Please contact Admissions to confirm

Letter from the institution using Goldsmiths' template, confirming all 4 components (reading, writing, listening and speaking) have been assessed and taught throughout the degree.

Unlimited

Degree level course studied in a UKVI defined majority English speaking country for a minimum of one year (e.g. final year UG top-up in the UK)

Transcripts showing that they have successfully completed at least one year of study in the relevant majority English speaking country.

2 years

Cambridge Advanced English

Grade C

2 years

Cambridge Proficiency English

Grade C

2 years

Foundation Programme

From Kings College, Oxford Brooks, Queen Mary, Roehampton, SOAS, UCL, Uni of Exeter, Uni of London, Uni of Warwick, Uni of St Andrews, CEG, Bellerbys

2 years

IGCSE/GCSE/O-level in English from a UK awarding body

Grade C/Grade 4

Unlimited

Hong Kong Examinations and Assessments Authority

Grade 4

5 years

Indian Standard X/Indian Standard XII

75% in both exams

5 years

International Baccalaureate (taught in English)

Successful completion at 28+ points

5 years

International Baccalaureate with English as a subject

At Higher Level 4

5 years

International Baccalaureate English Language A: Literature/International Baccalaureate English Language A: Language & Literature

At Higher Level 4 or Standard Level 5

5 years

International Baccalaureate English Language B

At Higher Level 4 or Standard Level 6

5 years

Kaplan Pre-Maters Programme

Grade B or 65% overall

2 years

Malaysian 1119 English module

Grade B

5 years

Norwegian Vitnemaal in English

Grade 4

Unlimited

PTE Academic

 

62 overall, no less than 60 in any component

2 years

TOEFL

90 overall with 23 in Writing and 21 in each other skill

2 years

Singapore Integrated Programme (IP) in Language Arts

Grade C

5 years

Singapore O/A Level

Grade C

5 years

Singapore Diploma

Letter from the institution using Goldsmiths' template, confirming all 4 components (reading, writing, listening and speaking) have been assessed and taught throughout the degree

5 years

Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English

ISEIII (pass in all components)

2 years

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma

Pass

2 years

USA 2 Advanced Placements

Grades 33

Unlimited

*The exact grades required might be higher dependant on the chosen course of study. Please refer to the relevant course webpages at www.gold.ac.uk. All grades are equivalent to an IELTS 6.5.

** The English component score can be accepted as proof of English

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