Postgraduate

All postgraduate applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency. English language tests must be undertaken no more than two years prior to commencement of a programme.

The following approved English language qualifications are currently accepted at UCC:

IELTS Minimum Requirements

College Programmes  IELTS
College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences All Programmes  6.5  
Minimum individual sections 5.5
College of Business and Law All Programmes  6.5  
Minimum individual sections 5.5
College of Science, Engineering and Food Science All Programmes (except School of BEES: MSc Marine Biology) 6.5  
Minimum individual sections 6.0
School of BEES: MSc Marine Biology

7.0 
Writing 7.0, Minimum individual sections 6.5

College of Medicine and Health All Programmes (except School of Clinical Therapies: MSc Audiology) 6.5  
Minimum individual sections 6.5
School of Clinical Therapies: MSc Audiology 7.0  
Minimum individual sections 6.5

TOEFL Minimum Requirements

College Programmes  TOEFL
College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences All Programmes  TOEFL 90  
Listening - 17; Reading - 18; 
Speaking - 20; Writing 17
College of Business and Law All Programmes  TOEFL 90  
Listening - 17; Reading - 18; 
Speaking - 20; Writing 17
College of Science, Engineering and Food Science All Programmes (except School of BEES: MSc Marine Biology) TOEFL 90  
Listening - 20; Reading - 19; 
Speaking - 21; Writing 20
School of BEES: MSc Marine Biology TOEFL 100 
Listening - 23; Reading - 21; 
Speaking - 22; Writing 27
College of Medicine and Health All Programmes (except School of Clinical Therapies: MSc Audiology) TOEFL 90  
Listening - 23; Reading - 21; 
Speaking - 22; Writing 23
School of Clinical Therapies: MSc Audiology TOEFL 100  
Listening - 23; Reading - 21; 
Speaking - 22; Writing 23

Cambridge Proficiency Exam

College Programmes  Cambridge Proficiency Exam
College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences All Programmes  Grade C
College of Business and Law All Programmes  Grade C
College of Science, Engineering and Food Science All Programmes  Grade C
College of Medicine and Health All Programmes  Grade C

Cambridge Advanced Exam

College Programmes  Cambridge Advanced Exam
College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences All Programmes  Grade B
College of Business and Law All Programmes  Grade B
College of Science, Engineering and Food Science All Programmes  Grade B
College of Medicine and Health All Programmes  Grade B

Pearson PTE

College Programmes  Pearson PTE
College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences All Programmes  Minimum Score of 63 with no section score below 51
College of Business and Law All Programmes  Minimum Score of 63 with no section score below 51
College of Science, Engineering and Food Science All Programmes (except School of BEES: MSc Marine Biology) Minimum Score of 63 with no section score below 59
School of BEES: MSc Marine Biology Minimum score of 72, writing 72, all other section score below 63
College of Medicine and Health All Programmes (except School of Clinical Therapies: MSc Audiology) Minimum Score of 63 with no section score below 59
School of Clinical Therapies: MSc Audiology Minimum score of 72 with no section score below 63

UCC English Language Centre

The UCC Language Centre offers a range of English Language courses, which may assist students to meet the required standard of English language and thus be eligible for entry to postgraduate study at University College Cork. For more information on the English courses which are offered at the Language Centre, please follow the link: http://www.ucc.ie/en/esol/.

Other tests/qualifications may be accepted as equivalent to the qualifications listed above. Please contact the relevant Admissions Office for further information.

Certain tests (e.g. IELTS and TOEFL) have a two year time limit in their validity and these will be applied.

Please note that Secure English Language Test (SELT) scores must be achieved from one sitting of the relevant qualification (e.g. IELTS). We will not accept a combination of individual component scores from multiple tests.

Pre-Masters Preparatory Pathway

UCC is pleased to announce its new Pre-Masters/Preparatory Pathway which will allow students whose first language is not English the opportunity to develop English language proficiency, whilst at the same time taking modules from those offered across the University in their chosen discipline. Further information is available at http://www.ucc.ie/en/esol/courses/pre-masters/#d.en.748967

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