English Requirements

UK English Levels

We have provided this calculator to help establish the entry level for a student based on their current English Certificate.

It asks for the title and date of the test and uses that information to show the available entry levels for UK study.

 

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English Language Requirements

The language of instruction at LBIC is English. To attain entry into the undergraduate or postgraduate pathway, you must be able to demonstrate you have a suitable level of English proficiency. You can do this by obtaining one of the results shown in the table below.

Pathway Stage English Proficiency Level for Entry
Foundation Studies

Standard English Requirements (Business and Management, Economics and Finance, Computer Science):

  IELTS 5.5 (with no band below 5.5)
  Pearson 51 (Listening 51, Reading 51, Speaking 51, Writing 51)
  GCSE / IGCSE English Language C
  IB Standard Level 4

Law Foundation:

  IELTS 6.0 (with no band below 5.5)
  Pearson 51 (Listening 51, Reading 51, Speaking 51, Writing 51)
  IGCSE English Language C
  IB Standard Level 5 or HL 4
First Year Studies

English Requirements:

  IELTS 6.0 (with no band below 5.5)
  Pearson 51 (Listening 51, Reading 51, Speaking 51, Writing 51)
  IGCSE English Language C
  IB Standard Level 5 or HL 4
Postgraduate Stage 1 (Pre-Master's)

English Requirements:

  IELTS 6.0 (with no band below 5.5)
  Pearson 51 (Listening 51, Reading 51, Speaking 51, Writing 51)
  IGCSE English Language C
  IB Standard Level 5 or HL 4

NOTE: Direct entry requirement of Brunel University London is IELTS (or equivalent SELT) 6.5 overall and minimum 6.0 per band. Therefore LBIC UG and PG pathway students progressing to Brunel University London may be requested to take the internal English test (BrunELT) and achieve 65% overall and minimum 60% per band meeting this requirement. Students taking the BrunELT test have to pay the £130.

Students who have already achieved the IELTS (or equivalent) 6.5 overall and minimum 6.0 per band when entering LBIC pathway studies will not be not required to take the BrunELT test in order to progress.

^ Foundation in Law requires IELTS 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each band OR BrunELT 60

For more information regarding English Level Requirements for Transfer to Brunel University London for Postgraduates, please click here.

For more information regarding English Level Requirements for Transfer to Brunel University London for Undergraduates, please click here.

English Level Requirements for Postgraduates

BrunELT 65 (minium)

  • 60% in each band

PEARSON 59 (minimum)

  • 51 in each band

GCSE

  • Grade C (minimum)
  • Grade B
  • Grade A

IELTS 6.5 (minimum)

  • 6.0 in each band

IB Higher Level (HL)

  • Level 4 (minimum)
  • Level 5
  • Level 6

WAEC level

  • C4 (minimum)
  • B3
  • B2
  • A1

SSCE level

  • C4 (minimum)
  • B3
  • B2
  • A1

NCUK EAP

  • Grade B (minimum)
  • Grade A

IGCSE (Boards other than Cambridge)

  • Grade C (minimum)

IGCSE ESL (Cambridge)

Transcript Required (Grade C in each band, except Listening - Grade A required)

IGCSE EFL (Cambridge)

Transcript Required (Grade C in each band)

HKCEE - C (minimum)

HKDSE 4 (minimum)

IB Standard Level (SL)

  • Level 5 (minimum)
  • Level 6

WASSCE level

  • C4 (minimum)
  • B3
  • B2
  • A1

NECO

  • C4 (minimum)
  • B3
  • B2
  • A1

English Language Preparation

If you do not meet our English language requirements, you may choose to Enrol in the Brunel University London's International Pathways and Language Centre (IPLC) programme to improve your English language proficiency. Upon successful completion of the appropriate course at Brunel University London followed by meeting the language conditions of your offer through an approved English exam, you will be eligible to enter LBIC. Brunel University London will arrange for you to sit an IELTS exam should you be required to do so. Please refer to following website for more information www.brunel.ac.uk/international/language-centre/Pre-sessional-for-LBIC.

NB. Please also note that you will be required to meet the English language requirements of Brunel University London upon completion of your studies at LBIC, and this may involve an internal English exam for which you will be required to pay a fee of £130.