Pre-sessional English language requirements

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IELTS requirements

e.g. If you currently hold an IELTS level of 5.5, and your chosen Goldsmiths degree programme has an IELTS requirement of 6.5, you would need to enter onto a 12-week pre-sessional English programme first.

Degree Entry RequirementRequirement for 12-week Pre-sessionalRequirement for 9-week Pre-sessionalRequirement for 5-week Pre-sessional  
IELTS 7.0

6.0 IELTS overall

(with no individual score lower than 4.5)

6.5 IELTS overall

(with no individual score lower than 5.0)

6.5 IELTS overall

(with a score of 6.5 in writing and no individual score lower than 6.0)

IELTS 6.5

5.5 IELTS overall

(with no individual score lower than 4.5)

6.0 IELTS overall

(with no individual score lower than 5.0)

6.0 IELTS overall

(with a score of 6.0 in writing and no individual score lower than 5.5)

IELTS 6.0

5.0 IELTS overall

(with no individual score lower than 4.5)

5.5 IELTS overall

(with no individual score lower than 5.0)

5.5 IELTS overall

(with no individual score lower than 5.5)

IELTS 5.5./5.0

4.5 IELTS overall

(with no individual score lower than 4.5)

Not eligible Not eligible

English language requirements for 12-week pre-sessional programme

Degree Entry Requirement Assessment type English language level required for 12-week Pre-sessional 
IELTS 7.0 CAE/CPE 169 overall (with 160 in all subtests)
Duolingo 105 overall
LanguageCert 100 overall (with min 30 in each component)
Pearson Versant 51-55
PTE Academic 54 overall (with min 51 in each component)
TOEFL 80 overall (with 21 in Writing and 20 in each other skill)
IELTS 6.5 CAE/CPE 162 overall (with 154 in all subtests)
Duolingo 95 overall
LanguageCert 90 overall (with min 25 in each component)
Pearson Versant 46-50
PTE Academic 50 overall (with min 47 in each component)
TOEFL 70 overall (with 19 in Writing and 18 in each other skill)
IELTS 6.0 CAE/CPE 154 overall (with 146 in all subtests)
Duolingo 85 overall
LanguageCert 80 overall (with min 20 in each component)
Pearson Versant 41-45
PTE Academic 42 overall (with min 39 in each component)
TOEFL 60 overall (with 16 in Writing and 15 in each other skill)
IELTS 5.5./5.0 CAE/CPE 154 overall (with 146 in all subsets)
Duolingo 75 overall
LanguageCert 80 overall (with min 20 in each component)
Pearson Versant 41-45
PTE Academic 38 overall (with min 30 in each component)
TOEFL 50 overall (with 13 in Writing and 12 in each other skill) 

English language requirements for 9-week pre-sessional programme

Degree Entry Requirement Assessment type English language level required for 9-week Pre-sessional
IELTS 7.0 CAE/CPE 176 overall (with 169 in all subtests)
Duolingo 115 overall
LanguageCert 110 overall (with min 35 in each component)
Pearson Versant 56-60
PTE Academic 62 overall (with min 59 in each component)
TOEFL 92 overall (with 23 in Writing and 21 in each other skill)
IELTS 6.5 CAE/CPE 169 overall (with 160 in all subtests)
Duolingo 105 overall
LanguageCert 100 overall (with min 30 in each component)
Pearson Versant 51-55
PTE Academic 54 overall (with min 51 in each component)
TOEFL 80 overall (with 21 in Writing and 20 in each other skill)
IELTS 6.0 CAE/CPE 162 overall (with 154 in all subtests)
Duolingo 95 overall
LanguageCert 90 overall (with min 25 in each component)
Pearson Versant 46-50
PTE Academic 50 overall (with min 47 in each component)
TOEFL 70 overall (with 19 in Writing and 18 in each other skill)
IELTS 5.5./5.0 CAE/CPE Not eligible
Duolingo Not eligible
LanguageCert Not eligible
Pearson Versant Not eligible
PTE Academic Not eligible
TOEFL Not eligible

English language requirements for 5-week pre-sessional programme

Degree Entry Requirement Assessment type English language level required for 5-week Pre-sessional  
IELTS 7.0 CAE/CPE 176 overall (with 176 in all subsets)
Duolingo 125 overall
LanguageCert 115 overall (with min 38 in each component)
Pearson Versant Not eligible
PTE Academic 64 overall (with min 61 in each component)
TOEFL 95 overall (with 24 in Writing and 22 in each other skill)
IELTS 6.5 CAE/CPE 169 overall (with 169 in all subsets)
Duolingo 115 overall
LanguageCert 105 overall (with min 33 in each component)
Pearson Versant Not eligible
PTE Academic 60 overall (with min 59 in each component)
TOEFL 80 overall (with 22 in Writing and 21 in each other skill)
IELTS 6.0 CAE/CPE 162 overall (with 162 in all subsets)
Duolingo 105 overall
LanguageCert 95 overall (with min 28 in each component)
Pearson Versant 51-55
PTE Academic 52 overall (with min 49 in each component)
TOEFL 74 overall (with 20 in Writing and 19 in each other skill)
IELTS 5.5./5.0 CAE/CPE Not eligible
Duolingo Not eligible
LanguageCert Not eligible
Pearson Versant Not eligible
PTE Academic Not eligible
TOEFL Not eligible