Sussex Centre for Language Studies

ON-CAMPUS 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

IELTS 4.5 overall, with no less than 4.0 in all sections (or equivalent)

40-week (starting in September)

IELTS 5.0 overall, with no less than 4.5 in Writing and 4.0 in all other sections (or equivalent)

28-week (starting in January)

For conditional degree offers of IELTS 6.0 or 6.5:
Pre-sessional requirement is IELTS 5.0 overall, with no less than 5.0 in Writing and 4.5 in all other sections (or equivalent)

16-week (starting in April)

For conditional degree offers of IELTS 7.0:
Pre-sessional requirement is IELTS 5.5 overall, with no less than 5.0 in Writing and 4.5 in all other sections (or equivalent)

16-week (starting in April)

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

10-week ON CAMPUS (starting in June) 

For conditional degree offers of IELTS 7.0:
Pre-sessional requirements: IELTS 5.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in every section (or equivalent)

10-week ON CAMPUS (starting in June) 

For conditional degree offers of IELTS 6.0:
Pre-sessional requirements: IELTS 5.5 overall, with no less than 5.0 in every section (or equivalent)

5-week ON CAMPUS (starting in July) 

For conditional degree offers of IELTS 6.5:
Pre-sessional requirements: IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in every section (or equivalent)

5-week ON CAMPUS (starting in July) 

For conditional degree offers of IELTS 7.0:
Pre-sessional requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in every section (or equivalent)

5-week ON CAMPUS (starting in July) 

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