English Language

You can check the English Language requirements, plus accepted English qualifications for your chosen course below. But don't worry, if you don't meet the requirements, we offer a range of pre-sessional English and Study Skills programmes throughout the year and we also run a large Summer School. We provide a warm, friendly and supportive environment for international students to prepare for UG and PG study.

In addition, we provide in-sessional support to international students across the university and we also offer a portfolio of short courses for professionals.

Students will experience a range of academic contexts and tasks and develop their ability to deal with the study requirements of a British university whilst improving their academic and social English.

Our programmes aim to help students become confident, independent and reflective learners who are able to devise their own strategies for continuing their English language and academic development both at Northumbria and beyond.

We place great importance on the quality of experience we provide to students from a wide range of backgrounds and countries including the UK & Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South East and East Asia, Latin-America and the Indian Sub continent.

All our English language programmes are accredited by the British Council.

Faculty Requirements

The University's English language requirements for most academic courses are listed below. We usually require you to have a University recognised English language test such as IELTS, Pearson or equivalent.

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Acceptable English Qualifications

Find out about recognised English tests, any acceptable country specific qualifications and relevant exemptions.

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English and Study Skills (including Summer School)

This full-time programme is ideal if your academic qualifications meet the requirements for your chosen undergraduate or postgraduate course, but your English language level falls below the entry requirements of the academic course you wish to join.

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Further Information for English Language Programmes at Northumbria

Guidance on how to apply for English Language Programmes at Northumbria

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English and Study Skills (London Campus)

Based at our London Campus this programme is ideal if your academic qualifications meet the requirements for your chosen undergraduate or postgraduate course, but your English language level falls below the entry requirements of the academic course you wish to join.

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English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP)

All European and International students at Northumbria have an opportunity to study in-sessional ESAP programmes for Postgraduates and Undergraduates to help you develop your academic and English language skills in your Department and in your subject area.

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CPD Short Courses for Professionals

The English Language Centre is a Centre of Excellence for short course teaching of English to professionals and we have delivered programmes to clients such as Shell, Scottish & Newcastle, Nordea Bank and a number of European organizations.

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Unilang

Unilang – the institution-wide language programme Studying a language is an important key to developing graduate attributes, that is the skills and capabilities that employers seek in addition to your formal degree qualification. This is something that can really make you stand out from the crowd,

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