If your first language is not English and if your previous degree has not been taught entirely in English, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language ability. Each programme page indicates the level of English required. Please note that our standard requirements have increased slightly from 2014 entry. Follow the links in the table to find more information about how to take each type of test.
Students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK
You may be aware that UK Visas and Immigration are currently updating their list of approved English language tests. Please do not worry. You can continue to take any of the below tests as normal. We will update this page once more information is available.
You may be required to achieve a higher score at the discretion of the selectors. If you have not yet taken any English test, we recommend that you take the IELTS test.
*For tests taken before the new Cambridge English Scale was introduced, we will use the online converter to determine your score equivalence. If you are taking a Cambridge test rather than the IELTS, we prefer the Advanced or Proficiency tests.
These are minimum requirements. You may need additional language instruction before you can register to be confident that you can participate fully in your programme. Experience has shown that students who are fully proficient in English are best placed to make the most of all that LSE has to offer, both academically and socially.
Please refer to the Language Centre pages for more information