International

English Language Requirements

As well as the required academic qualifications for your course, you must also hold a valid English language qualification to join the University of Greenwich.

IELTS

The most widely available and commonly held English language qualification by international students is the IELTS test, run by the British Council. If you do not hold a valid English language qualification before you apply to study with us, any offer we make will be conditional on you achieving a required IELTS score.

The score you need depends on the course you have applied for. The requirements by faculty are set out in the tables below, with any exceptions included as individual courses.

Undergraduate

UndergraduateIELTS requirement
BA + BSc Degrees IELTS 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each skill
LLB programmesIELTS 6.5 overall with minimum 5.5 in each skill
MPharm PharmacyIELTS 7.0 overall with minimum 7.0 in each skill
MPharm Pharmacy with Foundation YearIELTS 7.0 overall with minimum 7.0 in each skill
Except  
BA ArchitectureIELTS 6.5 overall with minimum 5.5 in each skill
BA Criminology and Criminal Justice IELTS 6.5 overall with minimum 5.5 in each skill
BA Criminology and Criminal Psychology IELTS 6.5 overall with minimum 5.5 in each skill
BA English Language and English Language Teaching (ELT)IELTS 6.5 overall with minimum 5.5 in each skill
BSc MidwiferyIELTS 7.0 overall with minimum 7.0 in each skill
BSc Nursing (all courses) IELTS 7.0 overall with minimum 7.0 in each skill
BA Social WorkIELTS 6.5 overall with minimum 5.5 in each skill
BA Sociology and CriminologyIELTS 6.5 overall with minimum 5.5 in each skill
BSc Sociology and PsychologyIELTS 6.5 overall with minimum 5.5 in each skill
BSc Speech and Language TherapyIELTS 8.0 overall with minimum 7.5 in each skill

Postgraduate - Taught

Postgraduate (Taught)IELTS requirement
MA, MBA + MSc Degrees (Business School) IELTS 6.5 overall with minimum 5.5 in each skill
MSc Degrees (Faculty of Engineering & Science)IELTS 6.5 overall with minimum 5.5 in each skill
MA + MSc Degrees (Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences)IELTS 6.5 overall with minimum 5.5 in each skill
MA + MSc Degrees (Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences)IELTS 6.5 overall with minimum 5.5 in each skill
Except 
MBA Executive Master of Business AdministrationIELTS 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each skill
MSc Accounting and FinanceIELTS 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each skill
MSc Finance and InvestmentIELTS 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each skill

MSc Finance and Investment (DUAL Award, Greenwich and New Zealand)

IELTS 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each skill
MSc Finance and Investment (DUAL Award, Greenwich)IELTS 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each skill
MSc Financial Management and RiskIELTS 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each skill
MSc International Banking and FinanceIELTS 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each skill
MBA FinanceIELTS 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each skill
MSc Nursing (all courses)IELTS 7.0 overall with minimum 7.0 in each skill
MA Social WorkIELTS 7.0 overall with minimum 6.5 in each skill
MSc Interprofessional Healthcare SimulationIELTS 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each skill

Postgraduate - Research

Postgraduate (Research) IELTS requirement
MPhil + PhD (Faculty of Engineering & Science) IELTS 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each skill
MPhil + PhD (all other faculties) IELTS 6.5 overall with minimum 6.5 in each skill

We also accept a wide range of other English language qualifications, from academic English tests such as TOEFL or PTE Academic to high school level qualifications that you may have taken in your country, such as GCSE English or a WAEC English Language.

These requirements can vary by country. If you have studied high school level English in your home country, please attach a copy of the award to your application. We will consider any qualification you attach to see if we can exempt you from our standard IELTS requirement.

If you already have an offer to study with us and think you might have an English language qualification that could be considered, please email us at international@gre.ac.uk attaching a copy of your qualification.

University of Greenwich English Language Test (OIETC)

We have teamed up with our long-term academic partner, Oxford International Education Group, to offer students the chance to take an online entry test in place of an IELTS, if you are not able to take one.

This test can be taken online and is available for students who hold an offer to study with us. The score you require from this test relates to the IELTS requirement of your chosen programme of study, listed above. The table below shows the required score you must meet from the OIETC.

Once you have completed the OIETC, the result will be emailed to you directly, and you must forward the result to us at international@gre.ac.uk to confirm your requirement has been met.

Please note that if you are a national of Bangladesh, then you are not able to take this test as an IELTS waiver.

IELTS requirement OIETC equivalent requirement
IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each skillOIETC 6 overall, minimum 5 in each skill
IELTS 6.5 with 5.5 in each skillOIETC 7 overall, minimum 5 in each skill
Use discount code ELLT60 to purchase the OIETC test for only £60

If you haven't yet applied to us, find out how to apply.

Online Pre-Sessional English

If your IELTS score is below our standard requirements listed above, you may be eligible for our online pre-sessional English (PSE) programme. See the requirements for the programme.

If you do not currently hold an IELTS and think you might need a pre-sessional English programme to reach the required level, you can also take the University's English Language Test (UOGELT).

Use discount code ELLT60 to purchase the OIETC test for only £60

If you do not achieve the required score for direct entry, you will be eligible to study our online pre-sessional course using your UOGELT result. The result is sent to us directly and if you require a PSE, we will email you details of how to attend and pay for the course.