Pre-Arrival and Welcome Arrangements

  • The induction period starts at the beginning of September, providing international students with the chance to settle in before classes begin. 
  • This includes a Freshers' event to introduce the different clubs and societies that students can join and also includes orientation, accommodation and academic induction information.

English Language Requirements

  • Undergraduate applicants should have completed high school with good grades. Some students may have to complete an international foundation course before progressing to the bachelors degree.
  • International bachelor’s degree applicants require an IELTS score of 6.0 overall (with no less than 5.5 in any band) or equivalent. 
  • There is also a bachelor’s studies route option with English support for students with IELTS of 5.5 overall (with no less than 5.5 in any band).
  • The requirement for BA Journalism is an IELTS score of 7.5 overall and 7.5 in all bands.

Accommodation for International Students

  • First year undergraduate international students who have firmly accepted their offer and applied for accommodation by the specified deadline for international students, will be guaranteed a place in university accommodation.
  • The accommodation will be either halls of residence or university approved landlord accommodation.
  • Halls of residence are self-catered, with refectories on each campus, and provide free Internet accesss.
  • It is a short walk to lectures from the halls on campus. Some halls are located off campuses at varying distances. The university bus runs between all campuses every half hour during term time.
  • International students are spread evenly across the campus halls of residence. Students may stay in their accommodation during the Christmas and Easter vacations, only having to move out during the summer months.

Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £11,750 £11,950
Mixed £11,750 £11,950
Laboratory £11,750 £11,950
Clinical - -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

What Do International Students Study?