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Which English language courses do you need to take?

Use the table below to work out which courses you should take. Each course will raise your English level by the equivalent of 0.5 of an IELTS score.

If you have already reached the required level, attendance at the Pre-sessional is not compulsory but highly recommended. Non-DMU students are also welcome to study English at the University on the standard route.

All students applying for MPhil/PhD study require IELTS 6.5 in order to access their courses. Students applying for undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses should refer to specific course pages for the required IELTS level. 

If you have been offered a place in the Faculty of Technology or for Art and Design subjects, and have already reached the equivalent of IELTS 5.0 or 5.5, you should use Route 2.

Standard Route

Standard Route - Which English language courses do you need to take?
Current CEFR LevelIGECPre-sessional APre-sessionalB Pre-sessionalCPre-sessionalD Pre-sessionalE






Route 2

Route 2 - Which English language courses do you need to take?
Current CEFR LevelIGECPre-sessionalAPre-sessionalB Pre-sessionalCPre-sessional DPre-sessional E 



For UKBA English test score equivalents see:



British Council Accredited

In 2008, The Centre for English Language Learning (CELL) was granted British Council Accreditation.   

For more information contact CELL:


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