English language requirements

English language requirements

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

Higher – 185 overall, including at least 176 in each skill

Standard – 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill

Lower – 169 overall, including at least 169 in each skill

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

Higher – 185 overall, including at least 176 in each skill

Standard – 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill

Lower – 169 overall, including at least 169 in each skill

Duolingo English Test

The online test provides you with an overall score and our requirements are:

Higher – 125 overall

Standard – 115 overall

Low – 95 overall

IELTS

Higher – 7.0 overall, including at least 6.5 in each component

Standard – 6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component

Lower – 6.0 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component

Pearson (PTE Academic)

Higher – 67 overall, including at least 62 in all four skills

Standard – 62 overall, including at least 59 in all four skills

Lower – 59 overall, including at least 59 in all four skills

TOEFL (iBT)

Higher -95 overall, including at least 22 in Listening, 23 in Reading, 23 in Speaking, 24 in Writing

Standard – 88 overall, including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing

Lower – 80 overall, including at least 19 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 21 in Writing

 

Doctoral candidates who have begun their DBA elsewhere, and would like to transfer are invited to apply to study the IPE DBA. In such cases:

 

  • The previous institution must be a recognised awarding body

The research topic must be approved by the DBA Director of Studies.