English language requirements
Studies at UNIC and the University of Northampton are undertaken in English and to gain admission you must be able to demonstrate that you have achieved a suitable level of English proficiency. You can do this by obtaining one of the results shown in the table below.
Please be aware that UNIC are also able to accept selected additional English qualifications that are not mentioned below, so please contact our admissions for further information.
|Qualification/Country||Undergraduate pathway Foundation||Undergraduate pathway, First Year and undergraduate Science and Heathcare||Postgraduate pathway Pre-Masters|
|IELTS||5.5 (with 5.5 in all bands)||6.0 (with 5.5. in all bands)||6 (with 5.5 in all bands)|
|Grade D||Grade D||Grade D|
|GCSE/IGCSE/O Level||Grade C||Grade C||Grade C|
|Pearson Test of English (PTE)||42 points with a minimum of 42 in each component||50 points with a minimum of 42 in each component||50 points with a minimum of 42 in each component|
|IB||Standard Level 4||Higher-Level 4||Higher Level - 4|
|US High School Diploma
|Caribbean||CSEC grade 4||CSEC grade 4||CSEC grade 4|
|Cameroon||GCE O Level - C||GCE 0 Level - C||GCE O Level - C|
|Ghana||WAEC/NECO C6||WAEC/NECO C6||WAEC/NECO C6|
|Hong Kong||HKDSE 3 (with all 3 components at Grade 3)||HKDSE 3 (with all 3 components at Grade 3)||HKDSE 4 (With all 3 components at Grade 3)|
|India||Standard 12 - 60%||Standard 12 - 65%||Standard 12 - 65%|
|Kenya||KCSE grade C||KCSE grade C||KCSE grade C|
|Malaysia||SPM 1119 - C/6(forecast results are accepted)||SPM 1119 - C/6||SPM 1119 - C/6|
|Nigeria||WAEC/NECO C6||WAEC/NECO C6||WAEC/NECO C6|
|South Africa||NSC 3||NSC 3||NSC 3|
|Tanzania||CSE grade C||CSE grade C||CSE grade C|
|Uganda||UCE grade 6||UCE grade 6||UCE grade 6|
|Zambia||ZSC grade 6||ZSC grade 6||ZSC grade 6|
|Zimbabwe||O Level grade C||O Level grade C||O Level grade C|
|Antigua and Barbuda||N/A||N/A||Bachelor Degree|
|The Bahamas||N/A||N/A||Bachelor Degree|
|New Zealand||N/A||N/A||Bachelor Degree|
|St Kitts and Nevis||N/A||N/A||Bachelor Degree|
|St Lucia||N/A||N/A||Bachelor Degree|
|St Vincent and the Grenadines||N/A||N/A||Bachelor Degree|
|Trinidad and Tobago||N/A||N/A||Bachelor Degree|
English requirements subject to change. Contact email@example.com further details
Courses to improve your IELTS
If you do not meet the above English requirements for your chosen course, it may be possible to study Pre-sessional English at the University of Northampton. Upon successful completion of your Pre-sessional English course you will then join your chosen academic programme at UNIC.
Students need to have IELTS for UKVI in order to study a pre-sessional course. The number of weeks you require is dependent on your current English results. The table below details which course you will need to enrol on to achieve the IELTS entry criteria to join UNIC.
Please note, you will need a UKVI approved IELTS to apply for the Pre-sessional English and must also hold a UNIC conditional offer letter.
Benefits of pre-sessional English courses
Our pre-sessional English courses are designed to provide you with academic language skills to the level required for university entry on undergraduate (Bachelors), and postgraduate (Masters and PhD) study, as well as helping you settle into student life in the UK.
By completing a Pre-sessional English language course, you will:
• increase your understanding of English
• improve your pronunciation, grammatical skills and reading comprehension
• develop a broad, academically useful vocabulary
• improve your ability to participate in seminars and take useful lecture notes
• build on your writing skills for essays, reports and assignments
• become confident at public speaking and delivering presentations
• learn English in a friendly and supportive environment
• be better prepared for your future studies to achieve a degree
• benefit from a smoother introduction into student life in the UK
* Please note PSE courses longer than 12 weeks do not get joint CAS anymore.
Pre-Sessional English - Course Option