Loughborough University recognises a wide range of first degrees from the UK, Republic of Ireland and universities around the world.
For some programmes Loughborough University-approved academic requirements for corporate membership of a British chartered professional institution are also acceptable.
All applicants must have an acceptable qualification in English language before they can be admitted to any postgraduate programme. The main English language qualifications acceptable for entry to the University are:
- GCSE English language – Grade C or above
- IELTS – band 6.5 or above with not less than 6.0 in each sub test
- TOEFL (internet based test), minimum score of 92 with minimum sub-test scores of 21 in Reading and Listening, and 22 in Speaking and Writing
These are the minimum – some departments may require higher levels.
A full list of all acceptable English language qualifications is available on our International Students website.
Students who have not achieved the minimum English language requirements may, at the discretion of individual schools and departments, be admitted onto a Pre-sessional English Language programme as an alternative way to satisfy the requirements.
The University believes that it is very important for international students to attend a Pre-sessional Course as it enables them to work much more effectively when their academic courses begin.
For more information about our English language and study skills programmes, please visit our English Language Support Service website.