Newcastle University Business School

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Candidates should hold a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent in a relevant subject. You should also hold a master’s degree, or international equivalent, at merit or above.

You should also meet our English Language entry requirements, outlined below.

English Language Requirements

To be offered a place on our Research Programmes you need to meet our Band 9 English Language Requirements.

  • IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in writing, and 6.0 in all other sub-skills)
  • TOEFL 100 overall (with a minimum of 19 in listening, 20 in reading, 22 in speaking, and 22 in writing).
  • Pearsons 69 overall (with a minimum of 61 in writing and 56 in all other sub-skills). 

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course.

Our Pre-sessional English course is a short, intensive, academic English course. It's for Newcastle University offer holders who need to improve their English before starting a degree.

The 6-10 week course will improve your English language skills to meet the demands of your chosen degree. 


This course is brought to you by INTO Newcastle University. We're in partnership with INTO to provide diverse study options for international students. Read more about our partnership.