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English Language Requirements

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Aston University provide several English Language programmes for students who need to improve their English Language before starting studies.

-   --To ensure that you will be successful in your studies at Aston, we look for strong evidence that you have a good level of written and spoken English before you are accepted onto any of Aston's programmes. This is to ensure that you are able to cope with the demands of our programmes.

To be accepted onto our programmes, you must be able to satisfy the University's English language requirements. The level required will depend on the programme you are applying for.

Aston University

  • runs a selection of pre-sessional English language programmes for students
  • is an IELTS test centre so you can register for IELTS classes and tests

Note: Acceptability of TOEFL (01 Sep 2014)

You may be aware that the Home Office has removed TOEFL from the list of approved English Language test providers. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) is a division of the Home Office responsible for the UK visa system.

Please note – this is only relevant to students taking courses below degree level (NQF level 6) e.g. Foundation programmes

Aston University continues to accept TOEFL as a suitable English Language qualification for entry onto our Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes, as we are permitted to use our own method of assessing English Language ability for these programmes.

From the academic year 2015/6, we will not be able to accept TOEFL for programmes below degree level such as Foundation programmes, but we will continue to accept it for entry onto our Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes and we will be able to issue your CAS to support your overseas Tier 4 Visa application if you are holding suitable entry levels. 

For information on our required minimum English Language requirements, please see below or contact us international@aston.ac.uk

Main Entry IELTS Minimum Band Scores
Level School/Programme   Reading  Writing  Listening Speaking Overall
Foundation All   5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.5
Undergraduate
(Bachelor degrees)

Engineering & Applied Science,
Languages & Social Sciences

  5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 6.0
Undergraduate
(Bachelor degrees)
Engineering & Applied Science -  Logistic, Transport Management, Computing   5.5 6.0 5.5 6.0 6.5

Undergraduate
(Bachelor degrees)/

Postgraduate Taught (Masters degrees)

Aston Business School UG & European Masters in Management, Engineering & Applied Science PGT & PGR, Life & Health Sciences  UG & PG   6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.5
Postgraduate Taught (Masters degrees) Aston Business School , Engineering & Applied Science - Supply Chain Management   6.0 6.5 6.0 6.5 6.5
Postgraduate Taught (Masters degrees) Languages & Social Sciences   6.0 7.0 6.0 6.0 6.5
Postgraduate Taught (Masters degrees) Languages & Social Sciences - TESOL   6.0 7.0 6.0 7.0 6.5
Postgraduate Taught (Masters degrees) Aston Business School - MBA   6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 7.0
Postgraduate Research (PhD, MPhil) Life & Health Sciences     6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 7.0
Postgraduate Research (PhD, MPhil) Languages & Social Sciences   6.5 7.0 6.5 6.5 7.0
Postgraduate Research (PhD, MPhil, DBA) Aston Business School   6.5 7.0 6.5 7.0 7.0
Postgraduate Taught (Masters degrees) Life & Health Sciences  - OSPAP   7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0
Main Entry TOEFL Minimum Range Band Scores
Level School/Programme   Reading  Writing  Listening Speaking Overall
Foundation All   7 17 6 15 59
Undergraduate
(Bachelor degrees)
Engineering & Applied Science,
Languages & Social Sciences
  12 20 11 17 78
Undergraduate
(Bachelor degrees)
Engineering & Applied Science -  Logistic, Transport Management, Computing   12 23 11 19 93

Undergraduate
(Bachelor degrees)/
Postgraduate Taught (Masters degrees)

Aston Business School UG & European Masters in Management, Engineering & Applied Science PGT & PGR, Life & Health Sciences  UG & PG   18 23 19 19 93
Postgraduate Taught (Masters degrees) Aston Business School , Engineering & Applied Science - Supply Chain Management   18 26 19 22 93
Postgraduate Taught (Masters degrees) Languages & Social Sciences   18 28 19 19 93
Postgraduate Taught (Masters degrees) Languages & Social Sciences - TESOL   18 28 19 23 93
Postgraduate Taught (Masters degrees) Aston Business School - MBA   18 23 19 19 101
Postgraduate Research (PhD, MPhil) Life & Health Sciences      23 26 23 22 101
Postgraduate Research (PhD, MPhil) Languages & Social Sciences   23 28 23 22 101
Postgraduate Research (PhD, MPhil, DBA) Aston Business School   23 28 23 23 101
Postgraduate Taught (Masters degrees) Life & Health Sciences - OSPAP   26 28 26 23 101
Main Entry Pearson Minimum Band Scores
Level School/Programme   Reading  Writing  Listening Speaking Overall
Foundation All   42 42 42 42 50
Undergraduate
(Bachelor degrees)
Engineering & Applied Science,
Languages & Social Sciences
  50 50 50 50 57
Undergraduate
(Bachelor degrees)
Engineering & Applied Science -  Logistic, Transport Management, Computing   50 57 50 57 63
Undergraduate
(Bachelor degrees)/
Postgraduate Taught (Masters degrees)
Aston Business School UG & European Masters in Management, Engineering & Applied Science PGT & PGR, Life & Health Sciences  UG & PG   57 57 57 57 63
Postgraduate Taught (Masters degrees) Aston Business School , Engineering & Applied Science - Supply Chain Management   57 63 57 63 63
Postgraduate Taught (Masters degrees) Languages & Social Sciences   57 72 57 57 63
Postgraduate Taught (Masters degrees) Languages & Social Sciences - TESOL   57 72 57 72 63
Postgraduate Taught (Masters degrees) Aston Business School - MBA   57 57 57 57 72
Postgraduate Research (PhD, MPhil) Life & Health Sciences     63 63 63 63 72
Postgraduate Research (PhD, MPhil) Languages & Social Sciences   63 72 63 63 72
Postgraduate Research (PhD, MPhil, DBA) Aston Business School   63 72 63 72 72
Postgraduate Taught (Masters degrees) Life & Health Sciences  - OSPAP   72 72 72 72 72

 

 

 

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