Durham University

Learning and Teaching Handbook

1.3.3.3: Departmental English Language Levels

1. The table below shows English language entry levels for all departments and programmes, by BAND. To see detailed descriptions each BAND requirements - for key English Language tests, and for direct entry and entry following an integrated or separate pre-sessional programme - please see Appendix a1.06.

English Language Entry Level Requirement Bands by Department

Department

Undergraduate

Postgraduate Taught (PGT)

Postgraduate Research (PGR)

Anthropology

BAND E

BAND E

BAND C

Archaeology

BAND E

BAND B

BAND B

Biosciences

BAND E

BAND E

BAND E

Business School: Doctoral programmes

----- n/a -----

----- n/a -----

BAND B

Business School: Full-time Executive MBA Programmes

----- n/a -----

BAND C

----- n/a -----

Business School: Full-time Finance Programmes

----- n/a -----

BAND E

----- n/a -----

Business School: Full-time Management and Marketing Programmes

----- n/a -----

BAND C

----- n/a -----

Business School: Global MBA Programmes

----- n/a -----

BAND E

----- n/a -----

Business School: Part-time MBA Programmes

----- n/a -----

BAND E

----- n/a -----

Business School: Undergraduate Programmes

BAND E

----- n/a -----

----- n/a -----

Chemistry: F106 and F107 only

BAND B

----- n/a -----

----- n/a -----

Chemistry: Other courses

BAND E

BAND E

BAND E

Classics and Ancient History

BAND E

BAND B

BAND B

Combined Honours in Social Sciences

BAND E

----- n/a -----

----- n/a -----

Computer Science

BAND E

BAND E

BAND E

Durham Centre for Academic Development: MA TESOL and MA Applied Linguistics for TESOL courses

----- n/a -----

BAND B*

----- n/a -----

Earth Sciences

BAND E

BAND E

BAND E

Education, School of: All PGR and PGT Programmes

----- n/a -----

BAND B

Education, School of: Undergraduate Programmes

BAND E

----- n/a -----

----- n/a -----

Engineering

BAND E

BAND E

BAND E

English Studies

BAND E

BAND A

BAND A

Foundation Centre: Law Foundation

BAND E

Foundation Centre: Other Foundation Programmes

BAND G

Geography: MA Research Methods (PGT)

----- n/a -----

BAND B

----- n/a -----

Geography: All other PGT

----- n/a -----

BAND E

----- n/a -----

Geography: PGR Programmes

----- n/a -----

----- n/a -----

BAND B

Geography: Undergraduate Programmes

BAND E

----- n/a -----

----- n/a -----

Government and International Affairs, School of

BAND E

BAND B

BAND B

History

BAND E

BAND A

BAND A

Law School: LLM applicants currently taking an LLM at another UK university* (Direct Entry or DALI only - not normally eligible for Pre-Sessional)

----- n/a -----

BAND E*

----- n/a -----

Law School: LLM programmes M1K116, M1K316, M1K616, M1K916, M1KB16 (students not currently taking LLM at another university)*

----- n/a -----

BAND B*

----- n/a -----

Law School: PGR programmes

----- n/a -----

----- n/a -----

BAND A

Law School: Undergraduate

BAND B

----- n/a -----

----- n/a -----

Liberal Arts

BAND E

----- n/a -----

----- n/a -----

Mathematical Sciences

BAND E

BAND E

BAND E

Modern Languages and Cultures

BAND E

BAND B

BAND B

Music

BAND E

BAND B

BAND B

Natural Sciences

BAND E

----- n/a -----

----- n/a -----

Philosophy

BAND E

BAND B

BAND B

Physics

BAND E

BAND E

BAND E

Psychology

BAND E

BAND B

BAND B

Sociology

BAND E

BAND B

BAND
B

Sport and Exercise Sciences

BAND E

----- n/a -----

BAND B

Theology and Religion

BAND E

BAND A

BAND A

* NB There is a specific writing requirement for these LLM courses and MA TESOL and MA Applied Linguistics for TESOL courses (see Appendix a1.06 for details)