You can find our more information on the English language requirements for admission onto one of our courses below.

The minimum English language qualifications that we will accept are:



6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each language skill



6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each language skill

Please check the individual course page for specific English language requirements relating the course you are applying for as they may vary from the scores listed above.

Please also note that IELTs tests are only valid for two years.


We also accept English Language qualifications from these providers;

- Pearsons Test of English (PTE), see Pearson Test of English for more information.

- Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

- Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

- Trinity

- TOEFL iBT qualifications (taken outside the UK only)

- “Whilst we will consider other English language tests, please be aware that we no longer accept TOEFL qualifications taken within the UK.”


English language support

The Effective Learning Service is based in the Learning Resource Centre and offers free language support to all international students at QMU. This support takes the form of individual drop-in tutorials.

International students can also attend any of the programme of study skills workshops which is offered by the Effective Learning Service. These are small and informal sessions, held in the Effective Learning Centre. More information on these can be found here.

For those applicants looking for additional English practice and study skills training prior to commencing their main course of study, the Effective Learning Service runs both four-week and twelve week Pre-Sessional English programmes. These programmes can also be taken by students who fall just short of meeting the English language requirements, as a means of reaching the desired level of English before the start of their main programme. Click here for an application form.

Contact us

For further information, please contact Alternatively you can call us on +44 131 474 0099.

International Office

For international student enquiries, please email and get in touch.

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