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English language requirements

If you are not a national of a majority English-speaking country you will need to submit evidence of your proficiency in English to the UKBA and University's required standards.

Accepted English language tests

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System – academic version)
  • Pearson Test of English Academic
  • Other English language tests

Please note, we do not accept TOEFL Institutional Testing Programme (ITP).

What test scores do I need?

Our English language requirements vary by programme. To view the requirements for your programme of interest, please click on the relevant link below:

Taught degrees/programmes
Research degrees

What if I do not meet your English language requirements?

If the results of your English test show you need to improve your English before commencing your studies you can attend a pre-sessional preparation course at the INTO University of Exeter Centre.

You can find out more about our pre-sessional and other English preparation courses on our pre-sessional English language programmes pages.