Our English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but the following English language tests are also accepted if taken within the listed period before the start of the programme at Swansea.
If you obtained the test outside the valid period which met standard programme requirements, it may still be possible to accept you if you have undertaken further study or worked in the medium of English since taking the test. See here for further details.
If you have applied for a degree or postgraduate programme we will accept an IELTS (Academic) test taken at ANY test centre, not just those approved by the UKVI. But if you have applied for a programme below degree level or English Language Training programme the IELTS test may need to be an UKVI-approved test otherwise known as a SELT (Secure English Language Test).
*Please see below for a breakdown of our requirements for the 4 components of Language Learning (Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing) for IELTS, TOEFL ibt, PTE Academic and Cambridge English.
|Qualification||Equivalent to IELTS 6.0||Equivalent to IELTS 6.5||Equivalent to IELTS 7.0||Validity Period|
|IELTS Academic (UKVI)*||6.0||6.5||7.0||2 years before issue of CAS|
|IELTS Academic*||6.0||6.5||7.0||2 and a half years|
|Swansea ELTS test (SWELT)||6.0||6.5||7||2 years|
|Cambridge English: B2 First, C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency since 2015’*||169||176||185||3 and a half years|
|Cambridge: First Certificate in English before 2015||min 67 overall||min 75 overall||n/a||3 and a half years|
|Cambridge: Certificate in Advanced English before 2015||min 52 overall||min 58 overall||min 67 overall||3 and a half years|
|Cambridge: Certificate of Proficiency in English before 2015||C||C||C||3 and a half years|
|GCSE English or IGCSE English (first or second language)||Grade C||Grade C||Grade C||3 and a half years|
|A-level English Language and/or Literature||Grade D||3 and a half years|
|AS-level English Language and/or Literature||Grade C||3 and a half years|
|INTO English Language Assessment||169||176||185||3 and a half years|
|Irish Leaving Certificate English||HL Grade B3||3 and a half years|
|International Baccalaureate English Language and/or Literature||standard level 5; higher level 4||standard level 5; higher level 5||-||3 and a half years|
|Pearson Test of English (General)||level 4 pass||level 4 pass||level 5 pass||2 and a half years|
|Pearson Test of English (Academic)*||56||62||67||2 and a half years|
2 and a half years
Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE)
2 and a half years
|IELTS||TOEFL iBT||PTE Academic||Cambridge English|