All applications are assessed on an individual basis and in some cases, the University may require you to meet higher entry requirements than the minimums outlined below.

Applicants should normally have a minimum classification of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) or equivalent and preferably a Masters degree (or Masters degree pending). All applicants must meet the university's English Language requirements.

English Language Requirements

English Language Test Minimum Entry Requirement

IELTS

6.5 with a minimum 6.0 in each component
TOEFL 92 overall with a minimum of 20 in Listening and Writing, 21 in Reading and 23 in Speaking
PTE Admissions 58 average with 55 in each component
Cambridge

C1 Advanced, previously known as Cambridge English: Advanced and the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 176 overall with a minimum 169 in each component

C2 Proficiency, previously known as Cambridge English: Proficiency and the Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 overall with a minimum 169 in each component

Some research areas may have a higher English Language requirement.

Please note:

  • Applicants to the Westminster Law School are expected to have passed their LLM or MA with merit or distinction with 65% or above in their dissertation and to achieve a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 where appropriate.
  • Applicants to English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies are expected to achieve a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 (with not less than 6.5 in any of the individual elements).

Please see our English Language requirements page for further details and support.