English Language Requirements
For applicants whose first language is not English, we accept a variety of English language tests and they are listed on our International Entry Requirements page. We can also consider other ways of assessing your English Language proficiency such as a reference from your employer if you work in English or a reference from an English teacher for example. Where an offer of a place is conditional on you meeting our English language requirement, you will need to meet that condition before your offer is made unconditional and you can begin studying.
We usually accept tests that have been completed within the last two years, but we recognise that disruption to school exams and English language testing due to the coronavirus outbreak presents significant challenges to our applicants.
In order to support those affected, where the test is older than two years, we may consider evidence of continuing use of English in the workplace or elsewhere in the intervening period where possible.
Where this is not possible, test providers are working on solutions to support test-takers:
English language tests
The latest on IELTS test provision is available on the IELTS website. IELTS are offering free preparation support during the suspension of tests for those test-takers who are affected, and they are working on increasing test availability once test centres re-open.
We require a High Pass from the LanguageCert ESOL B2 Communicator test in reading, writing, speaking and listening (2 parts). You can find out all about this test and how to book by visiting the LanguageCert website
English Language Requirements by Country
To read about the English language requirements for your specific country, you can visit our International Qualifications page.
English language support
In order to help students who are not native English speakers, we offer term-time English language classes.
If you do not yet meet the language requirements of your course, there are a large number of English language schools in the South West with language classes to prepare you for study at university level. The British Council's Education UK website has a list of accredited language schools in the UK.
Contact our Future Studies Team to talk about how you can meet our English language requirements:
T: +44 (0)1326 254350
Contact our English for Academic Purposes staff for advice and further information:
ASK: Academic Skills
Falmouth University, Penryn Campus
Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9FE
T: +44 (0)1326 254228
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