English language requirements

All overseas applicants whose first language is not English must have a standard level of English that will enable them to benefit fully from their course of study.

The majority of our courses request an IELTS score of 6.5 or 7.0.

Some courses have higher requirement - for example Journalism which requires an IELTS score of 7.5.

Our International pages list the recognised English language qualifications required for standard Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses. These pages also provide further information about English Language Programmes.

Please contact the International Office if you have any questions about English language requirements or have questions about coming to Cardiff from overseas: