English Language Requirements 


Understanding the many requirements for studying at University can be very confusing. This is why at Cardiff Metropolitan, the International Office consider a number of recognised Secure English Language Tests (SELTS) which are supported by the UKVI for entry to the UK.

The table below compares some of the tests that we consider for entry to our courses, however we also accept the Cambridge English Advanced tests and those English language qualifications accepted by the UK Visa and Immigration. A full list of these tests can be found on their website at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/261533/new-approved-english-tests.pdf

Course Level

IELTS

Pearsons

Cambridge English
Advanced (CAE)

Foundation

4.5 overall with
no sub score
lower than 4.0

Overall – 37
Reading – 36
Speaking – 36
Listening –36
Writing - 36

Level B2 Certificate
with minimum score: 36
Undergraduate

6.0 overall with
no sub score
lower than 5.5

Overall - 52
Reading - 51
Speaking - 51
Listening - 51
Writing - 51
Level B2 certificate with
minimum score: 52
Postgraduate

6.0 overall with
no sub score
lower than 5.5

Overall – 52
Reading – 51
Speaking – 51
Listening – 51
Writing - 51

Level B2 certificate with
minimum score: 52
Courses requiring
higher level
(e.g. MPhil, PhD)
6.5 overall with
6.5 in both
reading and writing,
and a minimum of
6.0 in the remaining
components

Overall – 61
Reading – 61
Speaking – 61
Listening – 61
Writing - 61

Grade B in each
skill

If you require any further guidance on whether the University will accept your qualification then please email our Admissions team at International@cardiffmet.ac.uk. 


Foundation and English Language courses
Cardiff Metropolitan are pleased to offer students the opportunity to improve their English Language skills through a number of pre-sessional and foundation courses. Full details and entry requirements please contact the English Language Training Centre (ELTC).