English Language Requirements

 

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​Understanding the many requirements for studying at University can be very confusing. This is why at Cardiff Metropolitan, the International Office consider a number of recognised Secure English Language Tests (SELTS) which are supported by the UKVI for entry to the UK.

The table below compares some of the tests that we consider for entry to our courses, however we also accept the Cambridge ESOL tests and those English language qualifications accepted by the UKVI. A full list of these tests can be found on the UKVI we​bsite.​​

Course Level

IELTS

Pearsons

Cambridge En​g​lish
Advanced (CAE)
​​​Trinity College London

Foundation

4.5 overall with
no sub score
lower than 4.0

n/an/a

​ISE I pass with minimum merit in each skill (in SELT centres only)

Undergraduate

6.0 overall* with
no sub score
lower than 5.5

Overall - 52
Reading - 51
Speaking - 51
Listening - 51
Writing - 51

Exams taken after January 2015

Cambridge English: Advanced

Overall Scale of 169 with no component score lower than 162

Exams taken before January 2015

Cambridge English: Advanced

Level B2 certificate with minimum score: 52

​ISE II pass with minimum merit in each skill

Postgraduate

6.0 overall* with
no sub score
lower than 5.5

Overall – 52
Reading – 51
Speaking – 51
Listening – 51
Writing - 51

Exams taken after January 2015

Cambridge English: Advanced

Overall Scale of 169 with no component score lower than 162

Exams taken before January 2015

Cambridge English: Advanced

Level B2 certificate with minimum score: 52

​ISE II pass with minimum merit in each skill

Courses requiring
higher level
(​e.g. MPhil, PhD)
6.5 overall with
6.5 in both
reading and writing,
and a minimum of
6.0 in the remaining
components

Overall – 61
Reading – 61
Speaking – 61
Listening – 61
Writing - 61

Exams taken after January 2015

Cambridge English: Advanced

Overall score of 176 with minimum of 176 in reading and writing, and a minimum of 169 in the remaining components

Exams taken before January 2015

Cambridge English: Advanced

Grade B or higher

​ISE II pass with distinction in each skill / ISE III pass with pass in each skill​

 *Some courses may require a higher IELTS level, please review the relevant course page and entry requirements​ for confirmation​ of the required IELTS level.

If you require any further guidance on whether the University will accept your qualification then please email our Admissions team at International@cardiffmet.ac.uk. 

Foundation and English Language courses
Cardiff Metropolitan are pleased to offer students the opportunity to improve their English Language skills through a number of pre-sessional and foundation courses. Full details and entry requirements please contact the English Language Training Centre (ELTC).

The Cardiff Met GETS Test

Students applying for Undergraduate or Postgraduate courses may also want to consider taking the Cardiff Met GETS Test in place of an external English Language Test. Click here for more information.