A first degree, or appropriate professional or academic qualifications. Students who do not possess appropriate HE qualifications may be admitted to a postgraduate programme on the basis of prior experience. GCSE Grade C or above in English language OR IELTS average score of 6.5 or above with a score of at least 6.5 in the written component OR TOEFL score of 90.


International Students English language requirements

To be accepted onto a course with us you must have a suitable English language qualification. The table below show the minimum English language requirements for courses at NQF 6 and above.

University of Plymouth requirement - IELTS (Academic)
Undergraduate programmes (level 6) Postgraduate programmes (level 7) Minimum component scores
6.0 overall 6.5 overall 5.5 in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing)


For further information and alternatives to IELTS, see University of Plymouth’s International Student Entry Requirements