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Taught higher degrees

You are usually expected to hold a good second-class honours degree (or above) from an approved university or college in the UK, or a recognised degree from abroad. Advice on recognition may be obtained from the Admissions Manager. Non-graduates with appropriate professional or other qualifications may be accepted on an individual basis by course conveners; details on who to contact can be found in the full details on each course page. Applicants who do not meet the usual entry criteria may be admitted as associate students in the first instance. Progression to registration on the full award will then depend on successful completion of one or two courses, as determined by the course convener.

Language requirements

To follow your chosen programme successfully, you will need to be fluent in written and spoken English. These are the qualifications in English regarded by the University of Roehampton as an acceptable minimum level of competence:

  • GCSE grade C.
  • Cambridge Proficiency Certificate grade C.
  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate grade C (with no less than ‘weak’ in any band).
  • Level 2 Functional Skills (English) with a pass grade.
  • Key Skills Level 2 in Communication  with a pass grade.
  • LCCIEB EFB or EFC with a second grade.
  • NEAB UETESOL with a pass grade.
  • Graduate Diploma
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test ONLY), of: 89, internet-based test (with no less than 17- Listening, 18- Reading, 20- Speaking, 17- Writing). If you are taking a TOEFL IBT exam and would like the information to be sent direct to the University of Roehampton please quote 8598 on your answer sheet and score report request form. Alternative, you can send an ORIGINAL copy of your results to the University’s admissions department or provide your TOEFL IBT online log-in and password - email: admissions@roehampton.ac.uk.
  • British Council ACADEMIC IELTS at 6.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band.
  • A Pass in the online English Equivalency Test offered at www.equivalencytesting.com.
  • Warwick English Language Test.
  • Pearson Test of English: Undergraduate requirement – 51 overall with no less than 51 in any individual band. Postgraduate requirement – 59 overall with no less than 51 in any individual band.

If you have not quite yet reached this standard, or feel that you would benefit from a course in English before you start your degree, you can take a preparation or pathway course at Roehampton.

The Pre-Sessional English course is for students who just need to develop their English. In comparison, the Graduate Certificate is for those who would like to build their academic study skills and subject knowledge prior to postgraduate study. We also offer a Graduate Diploma which combines English language with academic study skills and subject knowledge to support your transition in to studying for a postgraduate degree.