University of Sunderland in London

English language requirements

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If you are an international student you will need a minimum level of English language skills in order to study any undergraduate or postgraduate course at the University of Sunderland.

If English is not your first language you should have at least one of the following qualifications (or equivalent) as a minimum:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – you require a minimum score of 6.0 with 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • O Level English Language or GCSE English Language grades A, B or C (UK Exam board)
  • Malaysian SPM 1119, grade 6 or above (only grades 1, 2 or 3 are acceptable for studying Law)
  • Degree in English

If you have another qualification not listed above, contact the Admissions Office for advice.

Please note: Some courses require a higher level of English language – read the course description carefully to see if this applies to your chosen course.

If you do not meet the required English language requirements, we recommend that you take one of our English improvement courses. The purpose of these courses is to improve your skills to the level required in order to apply for a university degree course.

For further information please contact the Admissions Office on +44 (0)20 7531 7333 /