Entry requirements: Pre-Masters Programme
Studying the Pre-Masters Programme
To join us at the LJMU International Study Centre, you must meet certain academic and English language criteria.
Our courses are available to students who are:
- at least 20 years old when they join us
- non-UK nationals.
If you do not meet the English language requirements for your chosen pathway programme, you can improve your skills with our English Language Preparation course.
Nationality: Available to international and EU students
English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5* (with minimum of 5.5 in all sub skills)
IELTS equivalents: If you do not have an IELTS test then with the combined visa, we can accept a number of IELTS equivalents which include:
- IB: 4
- GCSE: C
- A Level: D
A Level English
AS Level English
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
Cambridge iGCSE English (First Language)
Cambridge iGCSE English (Second Language)
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)
BGCSE (Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education) English
Brunei-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (B-C GCE O Level) English
GCE O level
Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE)
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination Use of English (HKALE)
Standard XII English ISC and CBSE Boards
Standard XII English Maharashtra Board and Tamil Nadu and Kanataka
Standard XII English Andhra Pradesh and Kerala Boards with Karnataka Boards
Standard XII English West Bengal
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).
Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE)
Cambridge English Language syllabus 1119
Vitnemal fra den Videregaende Skole (Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate) English pass
Singapore A Levels:
H1 Literature in English
H2 Literature in English
H2 English Language and Linguistics
Singapore O Level English
National Senior Certificate
Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) in English
West African Examination Council Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) English
Senior School Certificate Education (SSCE) English
Zambia School Certificate English
Cambridge School Certificate / Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
Academic entry requirements
A recognised first degree. Please see below. If you have any questions, please contact us.
|Bangladesh||3 Year + Bachelor's Degree only: 45% overall. Fazil degree not accepted.|
|China (Mainland)||Full time studies Bachelor's degree (Max 1 year internship accepted): 60%+ overall|
Full time studies Undergraduate Graduation Certificate/Full time studies Junior College Diploma (Max 1 year internship accepted):r 60% overall
|China (Hong Kong)||Recognised first degree in related subject area|
|China (Macau)||Recognised first degree GPA 2.0 in related subject area|
|Ghana||Recognised first degree or 4 year HND in related subject area|
|India||Recognised first degree - 3 year undergraduate degree at 40% or above, 4 year degree in Professional subjects (listed NARIC) minimum pass|
|Indonesia||Recognised first degree or D3/D4 Diploma|
|Japan||Recognised first degree with 50%|
|Kazakhstan||Recognised first degree, Bakalavar, Specialist Diploma or Kazakh Diploma (4-5 years)|
|Korea||Recognised first degree - 60%, grade D, GPA 1.0|
|Malaysia||Recognised first degree|
|Nepal||3 year Bachelor’s degree: 45% overall|
|Nigeria||Recognised first degree or 4 year HND in a related subject area|
|Pakistan||3 Year Bachelor's Degree: 45% overall - 4 Years: Pass|
|Russia||Recognised first degree or a Bakalavar, Specialist Diploma or Kazakh (4-5 years)|
|Saudi Arabia||Recognised first degree, GPA 2.0/4.0 scale or 2.5/5.0 scale|
|Sri Lanka||3 Year + Bachelor's Degree: 45% overall|
|Taiwan||5 year Junior College Diploma holders|
|Thailand||Recognised Bachelor degree|
|Turkey||Lisans Diplomasi or Muhendis Diplomasi with a GPA 2.0 from all schools|
|UAE||Recognised first degree, GPA 2.0/4.0 scale or 2.5/5.0 scale|
|Ukraine||Recognised first degree, Bakavalar, Specialist Diploma or Ukrainian Diploma (4-5 years)|
|Vietnam||Recognised first degree with GPA 6.0|
For the Pre-Masters Programme in Business, Management and Law, you may hold a degree that is not necessarily related to the programmes you are aiming to progress to.
For the Pre-Masters Programme in Engineering and Computing, you will need to hold a degree that is in a related area and has Maths content.
You can start your studies with a UKVI approved Secure English Language Test (SELT), or an accepted alternative equivalent assessment, provided you meet all the programme entry requirements.
The test results must have been achieved in the past 24 months and meet the minimum English equivalency score for your chosen programme.
UKVI-approved SELTS include:
- IELTS Academic for UKVI
- Trinity Integrated Skills in English UKVI
- Pearson PTE Academic UKVI
- LanguageCert International ESOL SELT
- PSI Skills for English UKVI (4 components)
Alternative tests accepted include:
- Pearson PTE Academic (non-UKVI) / Online
- IELTS Academic (non-UKVI)
- LanguageCert International ESOL
- TOEFL iBT/ Home Edition
- Cambridge ESOL
- Oxford Test of English
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