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English Language Entry Requirements

International students must pass an English language test before starting Masters programme and provide English proficiency (this can be demonstrated through various routes, including secure English test like IELTS) to start the professional qualification at London School of Business & Finance. Please contact us to discuss your personal circumstances.

Exam requirements
Exam Name Professional Qualifications Requirement – course at NQF Level 5 (below degree level) Professional Qualifications Requirement – course at NQF Level 6 or above (at and above degree level) Masters Programme Requirement
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Listening – 36
Reading – 36
Writing – 36
Speaking – 36
Listening – 51
Reading – 51
Writing – 51
Speaking – 51
Listening – 51
Reading – 51
Writing – 51
Speaking – 51
IELTS (International English Language Test System) Listening – 4.0
Speaking – 4.0
Reading – 4.0
Writing – 4.0
Listening – 5.5
Speaking – 5.5
Reading – 5.5
Writing – 5.5
Listening – 6.5
Speaking – 6.5
Reading – 6.5
Writing – 6.5
TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) Listening – 275
Reading – 275
Speaking – 120
Writing – 120
Listening – 400
Reading – 385
Speaking – 160
Writing – 150
Listening – 400
Reading – 385
Speaking – 160
Writing – 150
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Reading – 8
Listening – 13
Speaking – 19
Writing – 17
Listening – 21
Reading – 22
Speaking – 23
Writing – 21
Listening – 21
Reading – 22
Speaking – 23
Writing – 21
Additional information
  1. Details on how to take the IELTS exam can be found on the following site: Take IELTS
  2. Details on how to take the CB TOEFL and PB TOEFL (Computer-based and Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language) can be found on the following site: http://www.toefl.org
  3. Candidates who studied in English at undergraduate level, may not need to provide any further proof of English proficiency for MBA courses.
  4. Candidates with no independent proof of language proficiency can enrol on LSBF School of English in order to reach the appropriate English language level required.

Please note that UKBA Policy changes regularly and students should continue to check the UKBA website for changes to their policy www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/applicationforms/new-approved-english-tests.pdf.

All information shown is correct at the time of publishing.

For our full list of English courses go to www.thelanguagegallery.com.