To be accepted onto a degree course with us you must have a suitable English language qualification. The tables below show the minimum English language requirements for standard courses at NQF 6 (degree level) and above.
If you don't meet these requirements you may be able to join one of our pre-sessional English language courses. Please note that UKVI requires a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for Tier 4 visa holders to study on pre-sessional English language courses; no other English language qualification is valid for such a course.
The only SELT available worldwide that is accepted by the University of Plymouth (including UPIC) is the UKVI-approved IELTS academic test. We therefore strongly recommend that applicants register to take this test, at a UKVI approved test centre, if they feel there is the possibility they will need to study on a pre-sessional programme. The Trinity College London qualification is also a SELT that University of Plymouth and UPIC accept, but please note this is only a SELT when taken in the UK. Visit the English Language Centre pages for more information on our pre-sessional courses.
Some courses have English language requirements that differ to those shown below, please check the relevant course page for more details.