All students are required to be proficient in spoken and written English.
In order to be accepted onto a research programme in the School of Computer Science, non-native English speakers need to achieve one of the following before the programme start date.
Students whose first language is not English must obtain the required English language score indicated below:
IELTS: greater than or equal to 6.5 overall (with a 6.5 in the written component and no other subtest below 5.5)
IBT TOEFL greater than or equal to 90 overall (with 22 in the written component and no other subtest below 20)
English language test validity: Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test results must be valid on the start date of your course.
Further information can be found at: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/international/admissions/language-requirements/
Conditional offers may be made to strong applicants who fall short just slightly of the English language requirements. Such students still need to demonstrate that they satisfy the English language requirement before they receive an unconditional offer, or may be required to take a prescribed Pre-Sessional Language course prior to the start of the degree.
The School is committed to helping each and every student fulfil their potential on the PhD programme. Therefore, in addition to the core programme modules, we offer free in-sessional English language courses for all students who require ongoing support. Further information about these courses will be provided at registration.
If you envisage any difficulties in satisfying our English language requirements then please do let us know.
The University offer a number of excellent pre-sessional English courses designed specifically to help international students meet our requirements prior to the start of their programmes.
Further information on pre-sessional courses can be found here.