You must be able to communicate clearly in English, both verbally and in writing.
If you are not exempt from proving your English language proficiency, you must take an IELTS-Academic test (from the British Council). You need to achieve an overall score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each sub-test, and the test result must have been obtained within 2 years prior to the start-date of the course.
(Please note, Clinical Training Internship positions will require an overall score of 7.5 with a minimum of 7 in each sub-test).
You will not need to take an IELTS-Academic test if...
- You are from a country listed as exempt by the UKVI .
- You have completed a recent qualification (NQF level 6 or above) equivalent to a UK degree in a country listed as exempt by the UKVI within the two years prior to the proposed date of enrolment.
- You have gained one of the following qualifications, which we accept as an equivalent of the IELTS-Academic test (This must have been obtained within 2 years prior to the start-date of the course):
|Where IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in each component (Residency/PhD/MRes/ProfD)||Where IELTS 7.5 with no less than 7.0 in each component (Internship)|
|Cambridge Certificate in Advanced/Proficiency in English||185 overall and no less than 169 in each section||Overall score of at least 190 with no less than 180 in each session.|
|Pearson Test of English (PTE)||Overall score of at least 69 with no less than 62 in each section||Overall score of at least 73 with no less than 65 in each component|
TOEFL (iBT or iBT Home Edition test only)
|Overall score of at least 101 with no section below 23||Overall score of at least 102 with no less than 24 in reading and listening, 23 in speaking and 27 in writing|
For more information on IELTS (Academic) please click on the following link: IELTS (Academic)