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Academic & English Entrance Requirements

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English Language Preparation

Your English language preparation

If you do not meet the English Language requirement for direct entry to your chosen pathway, you can receive the required amount of English Language tuition to prepare you for successful entry into your chosen programme at a later date. The English Language training is conducted by Swansea University's English Language Training Services (ELTS).

English language programmes, entry criteria, dates and fees

English for University Studies Year-round programmes

Entry requirements overall IELTS 4.0 or equivalent and no less than 4.0 in any component

02/Oct/2017 – 08/Dec/2017

£2950

08/Jan/2018 – 16/Mar/2018

£2950

03/Apr/2018 – 08/Jun/2018

£2950

Summer Academic Pre-Sessional 12-weeks programme  (Level 1)

Maximum exit score 6.0

Entry requirements: IELTS 5.0 (or equivalent), minimum 4.5 in all components.

18/June/2018 – 07/Sept/2018

£3420

Summer Academic Pre-Sessional 12-weeks programme  (Level 2)

Entry requirements: IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent), minimum 5.0 in all components.

18/June/2018 – 07/Sept/2018

£3420

Summer Academic Pre-Sessional 8-weeks programme 

Entry requirements: You have already met the IELTS Writing requirement for your course and are no more than 0.5 below in any other skill

OR

You have already met the overall IELTS requirement for your course and are no more than 0.5 below in Writing

16/July/2018 – 07/Sept/2018

£2280

How to apply for English?

Students who apply to ICWS for an academic pathway programme and who can demonstrate their current English level, and further English training is required, should apply directly to the University's English Language Training Services by downloading the APPLICATION FORM.

Where to send the application?

All completed applications should be emailed to ICWS.

If you have further queries please contact Mr Donal O'Connor.

English test exemptions

Please note that where appropriate (i.e. you have obtained the relevant score) ICWS will continue to exempt the need for IELTS from students who have taken local examinations in English such as WAEC, KSCE, ICSE, HKDSE, A-level, IB, SPM and STPM (including forecast results) etc and to exempt students who can demonstrate where they have been taught through the medium of English. Please check your country by clicking HERE.

How to apply for Accommodation

Students who receive an offer of study for English can apply directly to ICWS for accommodation using our Accommodation Booking Form. Further accommodation details HERE.

 

Study plan based on IELTS score

Level and subject

ICWS study plan based on IELTS score; 

All pathways sponsored at NQF 3, 4 or 5 require a UKVI IELTS 

Stage 1: University Foundation 4.0 (4.0) 4.5 (4.5) or 4.5 (4.0) 5.0 (4.5) 5.0 (5.0) or 5.5 (4.5) 5.5 (5.0) 6.0 (5.0) 5.5 (5.5) or higher
All pathways Two terms English Language + 3 semesters University Foundation sponsored at NQF3 One term English Language + 3 semesters University Foundation sponsored at NQF3 3 semesters University Foundation sponsored at NQF3 3 semesters University Foundation sponsored at NQF3 2 semesters University Foundation sponsored at NQF3 2 semesters University Foundation sponsored at NQF3 1 or 2 semesters University Foundation (depending on qualifications and subject area) sponsored at NQF6
Stage 2: First Year Degree 4.0 (4.0) 4.5 (4.5) or 4.5 (4.0) 5.0 (4.5) 5.0 (5.0) or 5.5 (4.5) 5.5 (5.0) or 5.5 (5.5) 6.0 (5.0) 6.0 (5.5) or higher
Accounting and
Finance, Business
Management,
Economics
Two terms English
+ 4 semesters
First Year Degree
sponsored at
NQF4
One term English
+ 4 semesters
First Year Degree
sponsored at
NQF4
4 semesters
First Year Degree
sponsored at
NQF4
4 semesters
First Year Degree
sponsored at
NQF4
3 semesters
First Year Degree
sponsored at
NQF4
3 semesters
First Year Degree
sponsored at
NQF4
2 semesters
First Year Degree
sponsored
at NQF6
All other First Year Degree pathways Four terms English Language + First year degree sponsored at NQF6 Three terms English Language + First year degree sponsored at NQF6 Two terms English Language /12 weeks English Language + First year degree sponsored at NQF6 Two terms English Language /12 weeks English Language + First year degree sponsored at NQF6 1 term English Language + First year degree sponsored at NQF6 1 term English Language + First year degree sponsored at NQF6 2 semesters First Year Degree sponsored at NQF6
Stage 1: Pre-Master's 4.0 (4.0)  4.5 (4.5) or 4.5 (4.0) 5.0 (4.5) 5.0 (5.0) or 5.5 (4.5) 5.5 (5.0)  6.0 (5.0) 5.5 (5.5)** or 6.0 (5.5)* or higher
Accelerated Management and Accounting and Finance Programme Two terms of English Language + 3 semesters Pre-Masters sponsored at NQF5 One term of English Language + 3 semesters Pre-Masters sponsored at NQF5 3 semesters Pre-Masters sponsored at NQF5 3 semesters Pre-Masters sponsored at NQF5 2 semesters Pre-Masters sponsored at NQF5 2 semesters Pre-Masters sponsored at NQF5 1* or 2** semesters Pre-Masters (depending on IELTS score) sponsored at NQF7
Standard Management and Accounting and Finance Programme Two terms of English Language + 4 semesters Pre-Masters sponsored at NQF5 One term of English Language + 4 semesters Pre-Masters sponsored at NQF5 4 semesters Pre-Masters sponsored at NQF5 4 semesters Pre-Masters sponsored at NQF5 3 semesters Pre-Masters sponsored at NQF5 3 semesters Pre-Masters sponsored at NQF5 2* or 3** semesters Pre-Masters (depending on IELTS score) sponsored at NQF7
All other Pre-Masters pathways Four terms English Language + Pre-Master's sponsored at NQF7 Three terms English Language + Pre-Master's sponsored at NQF7 Two terms English Language /12 weeks English Language + Pre-Master's sponsored at NQF7 Two terms English Language /12 weeks English Language + Pre-Master's sponsored at NQF7 One term English Language + Pre-Master's sponsored at NQF7 One term English Language + Pre-Master's sponsored at NQF7 One or Two semesters (depending on qualifications and subject area) Pre-Master’s sponsored at NQF7

-1 term of English Language programme is 11 weeks.

-Three semester foundation programme sponsored at NQF3: UKVI IELTS 5.0 (4.5); Reading or Writing must be (5.0).

-Two semester foundation programme sponsored at NQF3: UKVI IELTS 5.5 (5.0); Reading or Writing must be (5.5).

-13 weeks English Language programme only available on summer pre-sessional (applies to 5.0 (4.5) IELTS scores only).