Normal entry requirements for students who wish to join the stand-alone IFP primarily to improve their academic English—after successful completion of the IFP, you can progress to a 3-year degree programme of your choice, so long as you have met any additional requirements.
IELTS 5.0 overall with no score less than 4.0, and a 4.5 in Writing (recommended).
We are also able to consider equivalent qualifications in line with our standard overseas entry requirements.
Students who need a Student Route visa and want to enter the integrated 4-year pathway should have English already at B2 level:
IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.5 in each element.
Applicants who have taken other English language tests, or who have studied English as part of their secondary school qualifications may be considered in line with our standard overseas entry requirements. We can also accept the equivalent of B2 in other English Language tests (such as Pearson and TOEFL).
Certain degrees may ask for higher levels of English. In these cases you will normally need to achieve a higher grade in the IFP.
Students who want to move on to undergraduate programmes that include professional qualification, e.g. Nursing & Midwifery, may have admission requirements in addition to passing the IFP, such as an interview or higher language level. If you intend to take these degrees you should check their requirements directly or ask Admissions. In these cases, you may be advised to enter the IFP at a higher language level in order to ensure you can make the necessary progress over the year.