Sussex Centre for Language Studies

ONLINE course entry requirements

The table below shows the length of Pre-sessional study you need, based on the gap between your current IELTS level and the English language requirement for your degree course at Sussex.

Please see the equivalency page on our website for the alternative English Language tests.

Course requirementsPre-sessional course length

For conditional degree offers of IELTS 6.0/6.5:
Pre-sessional requirements: IELTS 5.0 overall, with no less than 4.5 in Writing, and 4.0 in every other section (or equivalent)

24-week ONLINE Pre-sessional

For conditional degree offers of IELTS 7.0:
Pre-sessional requirements: IELTS 5.0 overall, with no less than 4.5 in Writing and Listening, and 4.0 in every other section (or equivalent)

24-week ONLINE Pre-sessional

For conditional degree offers of IELTS 6.0/6.5:
Pre-sessional requirements: IELTS 5.0 overall, with no less than 5.0 in Writing, and 4.5 in every other section (or equivalent)

16-week ONLINE Pre-sessional

For conditional degree offers of IELTS 7.0:
Pre-sessional requirements: IELTS 5.5 overall, with no less than 5.0 in Writing and Listening, and no less than 4.5 in Reading and Speaking (or equivalent)

16-week ONLINE Pre-sessional

For conditional degree offers of IELTS 6.0:
Pre-sessional requirements: IELTS 5.0 overall, with no less than 5.0 in every section (or equivalent)

8-week ONLINE Pre-sessional

For conditional degree offers of IELTS 6.5:
Pre-sessional requirements: IELTS 5.5 overall, with 5.5 in Writing and Listening, and no less than 5.0 in Reading and Speaking (or equivalent)

8-week ONLINE Pre-sessional

For conditional degree offers of IELTS 7.0:
Pre-sessional requirements: IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in Writing and Listening, and no less than 5.5 in Reading and Speaking (or equivalent)

8-week ONLINE Pre-sessional

For 16-week and 8-week online Pre-sessional courses, SCLS will accept a wide range of English tests. UK visas will not be issued for the Pre-sessional online courses by SCLS. 

If you do not meet the requirements stated above, please contact us for more details.