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English language requirements

All students applying to Plymouth Marjon University for an Undergraduate programme must have a minimum of GCSE English Language Grade C or an equivalent qualification. The following qualifications are accepted by the University.

Undergraduate entry requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) - Minimum of 6.0 in each category (within the last 2 years).
  • Cambridge English Language Assessment IELTS - Minimum of 6.0 in each category (within the last 2 years).
  • PTE (Academic)- 50 or above in each category (within the last 2 years) Not accepted for Tier 4 Visas.
  • CEP Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Level C2 (Pass at Grade B or C with minimum of Borderline in each category). Not accepted for Tier 4 Visas.
  • CAE Cambridge ESOL Certificate of Advanced English - Level C2 Must have been taken before 5th April 2015. Not accepted for Tier 4 Visas.
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English ISEII - Pass in each category (within the last 2 years). Not accepted for Tier 4 Visas.
  • GCSE English Language - Grade C/4 or above.
  • CEFR- Level B2 or above.
  • Functional Skills Level 2 English - We will accept this qualification for non-professional courses (UK/EU students only)

Postgraduate entry requirements (Non-UK applicants only)

  • IELTS (Academic) - Minimum of 6.5 in each category (within the last 2 years).
  • Cambridge English Language Assessment IELTS - Minimum of 6.5 in each category (within the last 2 years).
  • PTE (Academic) - 64 or above in each category (within the last 2 years) Not accepted for Tier 4 Visas.
  • CEP Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Level C2 (Pass at Grade A or B) Not accepted for Tier 4 Visas.
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English - ISEIII - Pass in each category (within the last 2 years). Not accepted for Tier 4 Visas.
  • GCSE English Language - Grade B/6 or above.
  • CEFR - Level C1 or above.

Other English Language qualifications may be considered on an individual basis. Initial Teacher Training and some more linguistically demanding programmes may require higher minimum English language standards, particularly in relation to specific skill areas.