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Admission Requirements

Academic & English Entrance Requirements

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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).

Programmes, entry criteria, dates & 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?

Download the APPLICATION FORM and return to us at ICWS. If you have further queries please contact Mr Donal O'Connor.

Course deadlines?

Summary for 2017/18

Are there any 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 do I 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

Accounting & Finance, Business Management, Economics, Computer Science, 

Engineering, Mathematics, 

Medicine, Psychology, 

Science, Sports and Exercise Science

2 terms English Language + 3 semesters University Foundation sponsored at NQF3 1 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

Education, Law & Criminology, Media & Communication, 

Human and Health Sciences, 

Politics & International Relations,

Osteopathy, Languages and Translation

3 terms English Language + University Foundation sponsored at NQF6 2 terms English Language + University Foundation sponsored at NQF6 1 term English Language English Language + University Foundation sponsored at NQF6 1 term English Language  English Language + University Foundation sponsored at NQF6  1 term English Language English Language + University Foundation sponsored at NQF6 1 term English Language English Language + University Foundation sponsored at NQF6 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 English Language + First year degree sponsored at NQF6 Two terms English Language  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 English Language + Pre-Master's sponsored at NQF7 Two terms English Language  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. (We do offer a 13 weeks English Language programme but it only available on summer pre-sessional  and it applies to 5.0 (4.5) IELTS scores only.

-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).