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Staffordshire University London

Ranked amongst the Top 15 for Teaching Quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021), Staffordshire University London is committed to developing highly employable graduates equipped to meet the technological revolution of the future. Established in 2019, The Digital Institute at the London campus offers some of the finest technological and digital courses.

Located at Here East in East London and close to some of the leading employers in the world, the university offers huge networking and employment opportunities for its students.

Undergraduate courses offered at Staffordshire University London are – Esports, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Informatics, Computer Games Design, Financial Technologies, Cyber Security and Concept Art for Games and Films. It offers Postgraduate degree in cyber security.

Founded in 1914 as a polytechnic institution, Staffordshire University main campus is in Stoke-on-Trent and it received the University Status in 1992. It has earned an international repute for its vocational and academic teaching, innovative research, and student employability. The university prides in calling itself a ‘Connected University’, connected to the needs of its students, to business and to society.

The university is committed to achieving its core values of being ambitious and inspirational, brilliant, and friendly, curious, and daring and proud to be Staffs through its core strategies: connected communities, innovative and applied learning, and talented people. 

Rich in cultural and industrial heritage, it has significantly contributed to the local and regional economy for 100 years through creation of employment opportunities, knowledge exchange partnerships and community engagements.

Research is at the core of the university’s academic framework with hundreds of internationally recognized research papers published every year by the university’s interdisciplinary network of research centers. 100% of research conducted in Psychology being classified as ‘internationally significant’ by the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014.

Why study at Staffordshire University London?

  • Prestigious partnerships with global companies, such as Microsoft and CISCO, and industry links with global leaders including Amazon and Google.

  • 78 per cent of research conducted is classified as world leading or of international importance (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

  • Recognised for producing highly employable graduates with more than 90% of graduates in jobs or higher education after 6 months from graduation (HESA).

  • Offers a range of career opportunities by providing over 20 different Higher and Degree Apprenticeship programs for over 200 businesses including BT, Merlin Entertainments, NHS, Police Forces, and Bentley Motors.

  • Dedicated recruitment agency Unitemps offers bespoke recruitment support including full-time and part-time placements, internships, and career guidance.

  • Focused on providing practical learning through expert teaching and industry collaborations.

  • Significant investment in university facilities and state-of-the-art technologies including Clinical Simulation Suite, Midwifery and Nursing Skills Lab.

  • Erasmus+ provides opportunities to gain practical skills and experience of other cultures for international students.

  • Easy and affordable housing and transport at Stoke-on Trent with easy commuting options to Birmingham and Liverpool.

  • Committed to increase international placement opportunities for its students through the 'Go International’ national campaign.

  • Pathbreaking research in Business, Enterprise, and Management; Crime, Justice and Security; Culture, Heritage and Society; Engineering, Technology and Environment; Health, Wellbeing and Education.

  • Opportunity to choose membership from a host of student societies and groups, based on interest and passion.

Entry Requirements

As part of the application process, international students need to demonstrate their English language proficiency through a test recognised by Staffordshire University

Most of their courses require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each component or an equivalent approved qualification. However, some courses have higher entry criteria due to accreditation requirements or the need to have exceptional communication skills as part of the course.

Accepted Tests and Qualifications 

The majority of undergraduate bachelor degree courses require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0, with 5.5 in reading, writing, speaking and listening. However, the university also accepts a wide range of qualifications from around the world. The following qualifications are acceptable for most of the Bachelor degree courses.

Requirements for postgraduate courses can be found in the entry requirements section of the course page.

Qualifications we accept from any country

Qualification NameMinimum RequirementValidity
IELTS (non UKVI)6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component2 years
Password English6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component2 years
Trinity College London ISE IIPass in all four components2 years 
TOEFL IBTListening: 17
Speaking: 20
Reading: 18
Writing: 17
2 years
PTE (Pearsons)Minimum score of 51 in all four categories2 years
International Baccalaureate (taught in English)Pass in English A or B at HL or SL with a minimum grade of 55 years
City & Guilds ESOL International (IESOL)Pass5 years
IGCSE EnglishIGCSE English as a first or second language: Grade C5 years
Cambridge International English GCE O Level/GCSEEnglish Language grade A - C5 years 
IELTS Indicator6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component2 years
GCSE English Language/ LiteratureC or above5 years
NCUK International FoundationGrade C overall, with no component lower than a D2 years
Kaplan International Foundation60 overall, with no component lower than a 552 years
Study Group International Foundation50 overall, with no component lower than a 402 years
Cambridge Education group (CEG) International Foundation50 overall, with no component lower than a 502 years
OIETC (Oxford International English Test) B2 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening 2 years

If you have not met one of the above requirements you may be eligible to join one of their pre-sessional English courses, to help you build your skills to the required level.

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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