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English language requirements

 

If your first language is not English or if your previous degree has not been taught entirely in English, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language ability. There are standard and higher requirements, and you must check which applies to your programme. Research programmes and the Law Department have yet higher requirements. Please note that our standard requirements have increased slightly from 2013 entry. Follow the links in the table to find more information about how to take each type of test.

English requirements English requirements

Requirement

Overall

Reading

Listening

Writing

Speaking

Standard

         

IELTS|

6.5

6.5

6.5

6.0

6.0

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTEA)|

58

58

58

51

51

Cambridge CPE|

Grade C

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

Cambridge CAE|

Grade C

       
TOEFL| 100 22 22 21 20

Higher

         

IELTS|

7.0

6.5

6.5

6.0

6.0

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTEA)|

65

58

58

51

51

Cambridge CPE|

Grade C

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

Cambridge CAE|

Grade B

       
TOEFL|
107 22 22 21 20

Law programmes

         

IELTS|

7.5

6.5

7.0

7.0

6.0

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTEA)|

73

58

65

65

51

Cambridge CPE|

Grade C

       

Cambridge CAE|

Grade A

       
TOEFL| 109 22 24 25 20

Research programmes

         

IELTS|

7.0

6.5

6.5

7.0

6.5

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTEA)|

65

58

58

65

58

Cambridge CPE|

Grade C

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

Cambridge CAE|

Grade B

       
TOEFL| 107 22 22 25 22

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.


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

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