Cambridge IGCSE English

English language requirements 

To be accepted onto a degree course with us you must have a suitable English language qualification. The tables below show the minimum English language requirements for standard courses at RQF 6 (degree level) and above.

Some courses have English language requirements that are higher than those shown below, please check the relevant course for details.

What if I don't meet the requirements?

If you don't think you will be able to meet these requirements you may be able to join a pre-sessional English language course offered by our English Language Centre. Please note to study a pre-sessional English language course UKVI require Tier 4 visa holders to take a Secure English Language Test (SELT) at a UKVI approved test centre (details of approved SELTs).

 

University of Plymouth requirement  Cambridge IGCSE English as a First Language (Syllabus 0500 or 0522)​

Undergraduate programmes Postgraduate programmes
C C

UPIC requirement​  Cambridge IGCSE English as a First Language (Syllabus 0500 or 0522)

Undergraduate programmes Postgraduate programmes
C C

University of Plymouth requirement Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language (Syllabus 0510 or 0511)​

Undergraduate programmes Postgraduate programmes
C B

UPIC requirement​ – Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language (Syllabus 0510 or 0511)

Undergraduate programmes Postgraduate programmes
C B

Notes

Cambridge IGCSE English as a First Language and Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language. Applicants submitting either of these qualifications as evidence of English language ability must have studied on the correct syllabus (see table).


Further guidance on English language requirements 

On our Further guidance on English language requirements page you will find a complete list of notes and clarifications across all qualifications for applying to the University of Plymouth.

The validity period of qualifications accepted

Degrees awarded in the UK or in majority English language speaking countries (as defined by UKVI) will be accepted as meeting our standard English language entry requirements, where they have been awarded no more than three years prior to your course start date at Plymouth.

IELTS academic tests (non SELTS) should also have been taken no more than three years prior to your course start date at Plymouth.

IELTS academic tests (SELTS, taken at UKVI approved test centres) should have been taken within two years of the date your CAS is issued for studies at Plymouth. This is a UKVI requirement.