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Entry requirements

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If you wish to apply for the Pre-Masters Diploma for International Students you should have achieved good grades in your first degree. You're also encouraged to apply if you hold a three-year diploma from certain countries, or you're over the age of 24 years and have substantial work experience. The latter will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Required language

Following revisions to the regulations introduced by the UK Border Agency in January 2012, English language entry requirements are now as follows:

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score below 5.5,


Pearson Test of English (PTE) 46 with no sub-score below 46 or equivalent


Applicants who have not reached the minimum entry requirement for English may wish to join the Pre-sessional English Language Programme (PELP) from mid-June in order to improve their English language skills before the PDIS begins. The minimum English language entry requirements for the PELP are:

12 week PELP

IELTS 4.5 with 4.5 in Writing and no other subscore lower than 4.0

PTE 38, with no sub-scores below 36

8 week PELP

IELTS 5.0 with 4.5 in Writing and no other subscore lower than 4.0 PTE 41 with Writing 38 and no other sub-score below 36

4 week PELP

IELTS 5.5 with 5.0 in Writing and no other subscore lower than 4.0

PTE 46 with Writing 41 and no other sub-score below 36



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